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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Looking for something a little different? Brewed with rice and barley malts, Samurai is an easy drinking, unfiltered ale that changes the status quo for unfiltered beers. The addition of rice gives Samurai a slightly fruity, crisp, refreshing and clean taste. This is definitely not your everyday unfiltered beer.

Haslinger's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12/30/11 On tap at the Great Divide tasting room in Denver. Decent tasting with some hops and grain in the initial taste. Tasty light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2016
A light, crisp summer beer. Nice and bright. And a pretty cool can, too. Better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1571) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours a light yellow color with a light fruit aroma. Taste is crisp, lightly fruity, the rice gives this beer an easy drinkability. A nice refreshing beer that could be a poolside beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2016
Apparently this used to be regularly distributed in Japan. Bready fruity aroma on a bright gold body. Smells like a golden ale, itís got a very dry body and fruity (peach) and soda bread flavor. Itís ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9147) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Draft at Hapa Boulder. Lightly hazed pale gold with a thin ring of a head. Aroma shows some pleasant noble hops notes of lemon, apricot, herbs and flowers, though malt (and presumably rice) comes across as saltine crackers and toasted cereals with faint notes of sake / rice hulls. Light bodied, crisp, coarse, a little silty, lightly sweet with medium-low bitterness. Watery and plain in the mouth, and while the nose doesnít have depth, itís mostly clean and shows the hops well.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2007 Total Score: 2.5
12oz bottle
First impression is of a witbier, but there’s that unmistakable sweet rice scent that you pick up after a little though, because it almost pretends to be wheat and coriander. White grapes and pears round out the fruit-sweet nose. Sour up front, very salty and starchy, coarse and rough, the salitness is perhaps the most I’ve ever tasted in a beer. Very strange. Some lingering salted pear and lemon on the back try to get in, but I think it’s pretty much ruined on first sip... a salty mess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (4809) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft at Urge. Pours clear gold with a thick, fizzy white head. Tastes like pale malts, dry cracker malt, corn, and very light citrus hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, corn, light citrus hops, musky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 7 Apr 2012 -- From the bottle at IFS in Pueblo. An interesting and pretty refreshing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkSanta410 (815) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is thin, bready, yeast. Taste is pretty plain, hints of grain, lemons, bananas and bread. Very mild and plain. Very light body, medium carbonation. Watery. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"fruity and crisp as advertised. cloudy yellow tight carbonation. this would pass for a nice enough brew (especially in the sumer) for most breweries, but not great divide. probably my least favorite for this great brewer."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. very light body with some mild hops. very lacking in flavor. underwhelming.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Rated on 12-09-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white fizzy head with short retention, transparent/slightly hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is rice, crisp and fruity. The Taste mimics the Aroma and it has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, I did not enjoy the flavor of this beer as the rice just does not jive with the rest of the beer and thus this is a beer I will not seek out or recommend.

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