RATINGS: 538   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at Rattle N Hum, July 2012. Clear golden with a medium white head. Nothing to write home about. Some tutti-frutti, spices and malt. Short aftertaste. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
The rice really came through in the aroma, and offers a light, and uniquely flavored beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at Great Divide. Pours light. Fizzy head. Rice and dry. Slight bitterness. Not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
csaso (2213) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Tap - good size foamy head, very pale straw color, sweet malt/rice aroma, pretty bland overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (2040) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
This is a simple beer, but sometimes all you need is something cold, crisp, and refreshing. Sometimes you are in an unairconditioned 100 year old clock tower at a wedding on the 4th of July (for example) and a bottle of this is everything you want and need. A portable oasis in your hands. This will be my go to for those hot summer nights (which are becoming more regular it seems here in Denver).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nephilium (1781) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Mild aroma, with just a touch of floral notes. Pours a clear golden with just a dusting of white head. The flavor is floral, with an astringent quality, and a fruity note that doesnt mesh well. Its light on the palate and easy to drink. Im just not a fan of the beer, the off note is off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6947) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft, served in Flute. Light hazy, yellow. Mild lace, down the glass. High carbonation. Nose of malt and rice. Interesting flavor and totally unique. Pale malt, bready dough and the grainy rice gives it a sake type feel. Its not a complex brew, very simple. However, that is what I like about it. Super easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1519) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Interesting beer. Foamy white head and golden color leads me to think macro lager... but there is more here than that. Subtle spicy characteristics and some upfront fall fruit sweetness. Pretty good! Especially on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a nice bright straw gold with tons of beading. Big fizzy white head that settles to a quarter inch cap. Pretty good lacing actually. This beer looks quite young... especially given that its six months old... (!) I shouldve chosen a better glass as the pint glass isnt exactly doing wonders for the now muted aromas. Fresh grass, pear, pale malts, youd think there would be rice but then again rice doesnt really have a distinctive smell that I could really pinpoint anyway. Nothing offensive here. Plenty of slightly bitter/spicy pilsener type notes. Very refreshing. Nothing at all off-putting, a great post-work beer for sure, even in its old age. Exceedingly drinkable. Ive had this fresh in the past but didnt bother to review. I must say that I sort of dreaded opening this but was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Aroma was a most surprising coconut. Appearance was typical golden beer. Taste was even more coconut! Palate is typical thin fizzy ale stuff. Overall, a very unique brew. This is my first rice ale, so I dont know if the coconut is typical or not. It sure was surprising to me.

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