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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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.


KajII's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy pale straw yellow with an average (1-2 fingers) white frothy head, which receded down to a thin cap and created some excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was of a light pale grain malt, a mild grassy hop and light musty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), a mild adjunct presence (rice), a slight hint of vanilla and a mild fruity ester. The taste was a bit sweet with a good grain malt presence early on, and then became mildly bitter with a note of citrus and a bitter adjunct ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a lightly sweet and creamy grainy taste that was left to fade. Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery/creamy texture and a mild carbonation. Overall a brew that has a firm handle on subdued taste, although it was malty- sweet with bitter-smooth feel and possessed a good drinkability...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (338) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1563) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - 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, it’s got a very dry body and fruity (peach) and soda bread flavor. It’s ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9137) - 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 doesn’t have depth, it’s 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (4700) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkSanta410 (812) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10142) - 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."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (5050) - 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 (4864) - 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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