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RATINGS: 549   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.

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3.7
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 Lots of head (3 finger) and carbonation. light lacing. Pours light yellow. nice and light. slight hop on the finish. excellent beach session beer as well as a very underrated beer thats great for summer

3
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Pours lightly hazy gold with a smooth white head. Very bright tasting beer, bitter without much of a floral hop character. Straw like bitter flavor, yeasty in the finish. Like a good pilsner missing the grassy hop finish and a touch of sweetness.

3.5
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle: Love the label and the name. I was equally afraid and curious to try this. Pours a very hazy straw yellow/white. Cloudy with yeasty rice like sediment. Aroma is slightly sweet and bready. Flavor is pretty much the same. Very pilsner like with sourdough like flavors, some rice notes but they would be hard to identify if i didnt know it had rice. Its light creamy and has a crisp finish. A good summer beer and a great gateway beer from the Buds to the craft brews.

3.6
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.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
Tap at Collins Bar. Very pale straw colour with a thin white head. Fresh spicy noble hop aroma. Very herbal and quite zesty and aromatic. Soft creamy texture with fresh tettnanger or hallertauer flavour and soft wheaty breadiness. Slightly yeasty. Great balance and a lovely easy-drinking keller-style beer. Finally, someone has done a proper summer beer.

3
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2007
On tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy yellow in color with a little head. Grainy hoppy aroma. Floral notes. Hoppy malty flavor. Crisp and refreshing. Medium bodied. Smooth. Easy drinking beer. Very light. Nice.

3.2
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Light yellow and very cloudy. Aroma has just a bit of corn along with the sweet grains. Palate is crisp and flavors are refreshing. Smooth and subtle.

3.6
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tap, at the brewery. Pours a cloudy straw color. Very ricy aroma with some wheat, sour dough; it’s like mixture of beer and sake characteristics. Light taste of bread, some pilsner-esque malt taste, crisp and effective hop character, but no bitterness to speak of. Incredibly easy drinking and mellow with an aroma that takes it a significant step above the crowd.

3.1
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
Cloudy and pale in the glass. Light aromas of citrus and straw. Very floral flavors set against a benevolent rice background. A nice, light, crisp beer.

3.6
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2007
tap at brewery. hazy straw color with soapy white ehad. wheat and grain. slight lemon aroma. rice, grain body. easy drinking. bit lively. end is mild pepper with the faintest hint of ginger. nice.


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