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RATINGS: 544   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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3.6
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.

2.9
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2007
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Cloudy pale yellow, little or no head. Hard to pick up much on the nose. Light refreshing mouthfeel with active carbonation. Flavor is a bit fruity, very light.

2.9
Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2007
On tap@ Great Divide tasting room poured a cloudy bright yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of light bread and a faint hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, rice and straw with a crisp dry finish.

3.4
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Tap. Soon to be released in bottles. Pours a golden blond color, aroma is toasted malt, light hops. Flavor is toasted malt, rice, floral hops. Palate is light, medium carbonation, crisp, clean finish. Saturdays mowing the lawn will be much better now. Decent stuff for what it is.

3
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Intentionally brewed with rice. Not as some cost effective adjunct but to produce a saki beer. Interesting experiment. On draught at the brewery. A good way to start the day (we started the tour around 10:00 a.m. with a generous pour of one of these in hand). Light body, light palate. You can definitely taste the rice - quite pronounced over the malts. If you have the opportunity, give it a go. But don’t go out of your way.

3
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Draft @ Great Divide: Hazy golden color with a large white head. Very light malt aroma was clean and airy. The flavor was pretty light as well. Malty and grainy with a light bitterness toward the finish. Clean finish and light bodied. It is what it is.

2.6
TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Draft samples at Great Divide. Pale gold. Small white head. Nose is grainy and sort of sweet. They told me this was a rice beer. Taste is grainy, rice flavors, and sort of sweet. Body is light and crisp. Ends with more grains, sweet malts and rice. Ok I guess. Didn’t so a whole lot for me.

2.7
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Draft...Mid-GABF ’06, Great Divide Open House, Denver... Hazy golden ale with a large, frothy, white head. Decent retention. Meek floral aroma and grainy flavor. Mild sweetness and tanginess with a gentle hop bite. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.

3.6
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Tap at Great Divide. Pours to an extremely carbonated unfiltered straw/caramel body. Thick lasting white head. The flavor is lightly ricey tart pale malt. Sounds boring, but tastes great. The aroma is lightly floral simple pale malts and light rice. The palate is smooth, very easy drinking. Nice texture and a medium mouthfeel. I’ll give credit where it’s due, this is an easy drinking beer. I liked it a lot.

2.7
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
On tap at the Great Divide Brewery Tour 9/28/06. Aroma is clean, light malt, almost nothing though. Color is light straw, slight haziness, white head. Flavor - very light and clean, almost a blonde. Finishes dry--nothing negative. Overall, a good lawnmower beer, but fairly tasteless.


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