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Three Floyds Samurai Gazeebo Lager
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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West coast experimental lager using Japanese hops called Sorachi Ace.

"In a Zen-like state
The Samurai wets his blade
Then wets his palate"


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Thanks Twitter! Hit the pub after Flossmoor Hi-Fi release. The names 3F comes up with for their beers make me think they throw darts at pages of an unabridged dictionary. Samurai Gazeebo. Suggestive of "Japanese Sapporo". Possibly. I kind of get this one. Was told by 2 servers that this is brewed with the same malt as Sapporo. Same hops, possibly. Pleasure of adding and being 1st to rate this one. Someone will probably correct the style. Sapporo is a pale lager, so I figured it works. [A] Smells pretty hoppy for a lager. ONLY reason this is receiving points. Grain. Citrus. Swirl lets off a lot more lager. Fizzy yellow aromas. Minerals. Rice. Not the greatest. [A] $5 imperial pint. Mostly clear orange with a nice dense white head. Slightly hazy. Odd characteristics for a lager. Unknown floating object in my glass. Not sure if its sediment. [F] Decent. Some breadiness. Yeast. Rice and grains. Citrus. Didn’t really get an opportunity to warm in my glass. Crisp feel, with some hops to clean and bitter the palate. Don’t know what Sorachi Ace hops taste like. Sensed some signature hops, I think. Kind of peppery to me at some point. Not sure why. Palate was fresh, but has off days, occasionally. [P] Mouth is agreeable. Thin. Well carbonated. Probably wouldn’t mind drinking this out of a bottle. Few pint glasses might be too much. [O] This was decent. Drinkable. 13 is being generous. Not the best from 3F. Styles kind of dictate potential when it comes to a great breweries. Beats Jinx and Gorch, though. Wasn’t quite worth the drive. But nice for the session. Menu said it was experimental. Wouldn’t count on it being on tap too far into the future. Otherwise, I might try it again. But Scarf Patrol and Fruity Klaus surprised me as repeats. Now if I could only catch the elusive Stay in School....


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had on tap at FFF. Served in an imperial pint glass. A: Pours a hazy amber color with lighter golden edges. A thick head of white foam forms on the pour and leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass. S: Nice light hoppy FFF profile is up front. The sweetness of the rice pops up and sticks around for the body of each smell. As the beer goes on I get some nice tangerine flesh as well. T: Light fruity hops are up front like the nose and the rice takes over. It’s a like the sticky white rice that comes in sushi. The finish is a mix of sweet white rice and semi bitter orange pith. M: Light to medium bodied with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Nice carbonation and the finish is creamy and sweet. O: Hands down the best rice lager I’ve ever had. That’s not really saying much, but this is very well put together beer. Incredibly balanced. If you have the option of trying it please do. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-07-2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
draft at dld. Pours hazed gold white nose lemon floral honey, flavors of lemon citrus pine, honey malt good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap for DLD ’12. Pours a clear orange with a thin head. Nice fruit floral hop aroma. Bitter fruit orange flavors. Decent and refreshing. 7/4/7/3/15

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5366) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft at DLD. Pours a dark golden to amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma had grassy and citrus hops, a hint of floral with some earthy grainy malts. The flavor opens with some grassy and citrus hops, grainy malts, and mild earthy notes. The finish is unfortunately pretty soft. This may have been a casualty of all of the other big beers floating around.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Dark golden pour. Draft at hop leaf. Weird but good. Couldn't get any smell. Taste I got plenty of but hard to describe. Rice taste for sure. Makes it taste creamy. Rice cake? Super unique and good! One of a kind. With this and their ham on rye I am blown away with their creativity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Why hello there, interesting one-off Three Floyds beer at Hopleaf in Chicago. Yes, I would like to drink you. I like your hazy orange-golden pour with a generous white head. Nose is lemony, almost like bathroom cleaner but not in a bad way. Dry lemon, like a Boylan’s dry lemon club soda. Mild sweetness. Some lemongrass. Dry. Fascinating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Muddy, bright orange with fair, creamy, white head / Sour, malty, and fruity nose / Medium to full body, moderately sour, sweet and malty, soft carbonation, with decent hop balance and finish / Flavors of mango, orange, rice, sour malt, and caramel / Indifferent about this creation, but is well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a hazy light orange with strong head. Aroma is dillweed, lemon, wood, fresh yeast, thyme or rosemary, and cinnamon. Taste is dill, soap, caramel, honey, wood, dill finish. Body is medium, medium carbonation, dry herbal finish. Overall, totally unique and highly drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Aroma of citrus. Painful mouth. Lots of grass and flowers. This is one juicy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (302) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at three floyds. Served in an imperial pint. Pours a hazy yellow gold orange. Thick white head lingers a while and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is bread, lime, light grapefruit, and a sweet chalky candy. Flavor is bread, chalk, citrus, and something I can’t identify but it goes along with that sweet chalk candy aroma. Light mouthfeel. I like this lager a lot and it’s good paired with their short rib burger.


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