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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
This beer brings to mind one of my favorite quotes from Kurosawa’s epic movie Yojimbo:

"I’m not dying yet. I’ve got many men to kill first." -Sanjuro the Samurai

Seriously though, this is a great summer beer. Comparing it to hopped-up, unfiltered "budweiser-style" beer would be unfair, but it fits well enough. I don’t mean it in a bad way, it’s actually quite good. Cloudy and flavorful enough to appease the average beer geek, but smooth enough to be enjoyed by the average Bud drinker. A great way to bridge the gap between Joe Sixpack and Mike Microbew. Hopefully they’ll make this a year-round brew.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2734) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4058) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (450) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Rice, cereal, grass. A- Pale orange color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Quite bitter, strong rice and grain tones. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp grainy finish. O- Strong tastes of rice and grain. Not as refreshing as I was hoping for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
One of my least favorite Great Divide beers. I wanted to like it. I’m always excited to see great brewers experiment, especially when they go lighter. This beer, unfortunately, has an awkward palate, grainy with an overly mild character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2132) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
July 2010. From bottle. Cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Fruit, malt and grassy aromas. Interesting ale, but not my kind.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Hazy light golden pour. Good carbonation. Medium bodied with some citrus and floral hops. A decent but not really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe. Nice head with goog duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grasss, fruits and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - MAR 26, 2013
La cerveza lleva arroz, lo cuál si uno bebe cerveza industrial ya consume, pero aquí se dice, "rice ale", y está bien, es agradable, tiene un toque a naranja y es ligera de beber, curiosa, interesante, fácil

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UncleKorm (731) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Something must have changed. Older posts each describe this as "hazy" yet what I’ve poured is crystal clear…wait poured last ounce once the head settled & there is the haze. Bottle poured light hazy yellow hue with a slowly diminishing bright white head and good lacing. Light aroma of grain and mellon. Initial flavor very light sweet with a long bitter finish. Great beer to pair with food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours very clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose is melons, cherry, peach and corn syrup with a slight woody ginger note. The taste is ultra sweet, not enough bitter to balance it out. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and the finish is long.


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