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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft, served in a tall thin glass, what the bar called a "Strange." This was quite a bit fruitier than I had thought it would be - poured a very light and refreshing-looking yellow-orange, bubbly aroma of rice that put a very sweet tinge on the entire experience. I really like the color of this beer, but the glassware really left something to be desired, and didnt do justice to this beer. Overall, it was refreshing, but I didnt think it had what I really like about a Golden Ale - it was just too sweet in a ricey-grainy sort of way.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bassbug66 (2) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
crispaire (210) - - MAY 10, 2017
pours a hazy pale straw color with a fluffy, pillowy head. aromas of hay and wheat. the beer lacked the effervescent zip that most refreshing lagers and light ales have. underwhelming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (6316) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Sample at Parkville Microbrew Fest 2017. Comes a somewhat hazy pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and grain. Taste is malt, citrus, grain, and floral. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
On draft. Yellow pour, lightly hazy, with a white head. Lightly bready, rice cracker, corn, mild hops, and watery. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (6281) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Sampled at WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat Springs, CO. Pale yellow and pretty clear appearance with a white head. Aroma of toasted malt, light yeast and light zesty hops. Similar flavor, adding a light grainy sweetness and a light hop bitterness (floral, herbal). Light body with a crisp feel and a light dry finish. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bright and clearer than I expected from the description. I'm smelling pair, banana, and apple. Faint hops fade into a grainy and crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (340) - 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 (1687) - 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 (5035) - 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, its got a very dry body and fruity (peach) and soda bread flavor. Its ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9314) - 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 doesnt have depth, its 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.


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