RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   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
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy pale straw yellow with an average (1-2 fingers) white frothy head, which receded down to a thin cap and created some excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was of a light pale grain malt, a mild grassy hop and light musty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), a mild adjunct presence (rice), a slight hint of vanilla and a mild fruity ester. The taste was a bit sweet with a good grain malt presence early on, and then became mildly bitter with a note of citrus and a bitter adjunct ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a lightly sweet and creamy grainy taste that was left to fade. Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery/creamy texture and a mild carbonation. Overall a brew that has a firm handle on subdued taste, although it was malty- sweet with bitter-smooth feel and possessed a good drinkability...

zoucrew102 (2164) - - NOV 27, 2017
Can. Grainy malt aroma with notes of bready and pale malt as well as a hint of citrus. Pours cloudy, pale golden with one finger of off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with grainy and bready malt flavors with notes of other pale malt (probably the rice). Finishes dry, but fairly smooth with light citrus flavors. Pretty good, but unremarkable.

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007

I got this in a mixed 6Pack at Wilbur's in Ft Collins.

Pours from 12oz bottle(bottled last week in May 2007) a clear light gold with a large head of foam that shrinks to a solid layer and it has lots of lacing.

The smell is of caramel malt and slight citrus.

The taste has a strong sweetish malt presence on my first sip followed by some citrus hop bitterness and a slight sourness. Further sips in and the flavours are not meshing very well together at all and it leaves me wondering whether I'll be able to finish this bottle or not. The best word I can think of for putting the flavour of this Ale in the shortest term possible is....harsh. I favour it not and I won't buy it again.

MrTipple (6592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Sweet grain and bread malts, light, sweet citrus fruits. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, light caramel, molasses, bittersweet citrus fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Boring, sweet malt juice. Keg at brewery barrel warehouse, Denver.

wlajwl (7130) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Aroma is rice/malts, fruit and grainy. The flavor is rice/grains/malts, fruit and a mix of tart, mild sweetness and a slight hint of funk in the finish.

TychoJames (1483) - �rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2017
Flaska, en trappa upp, pitchers örebro. Gul vätska. Doft av bröd och lite löv. Trist och intetsägande smak. Blött ljust bröd med majscorn och ris.

vulcanmeister (302) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Poured at the Eastern Oregon Beer Festival a slightly cloudy light yellow brew with a small white head. The aroma was alcohol and rice grain. The body was medium. Very subtle flavor. I tasted the grain and some hops. Aftertaste was a little sweetness and fruit.

ehaak26 (726) - - AUG 18, 2017
Can from Beers of the World. Aroma reminded me of rice pudding in a somewhat unpleasant way.

Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2017
12oz can @ home. Hazy pale yellow pour with a sizeable fluffy white head. Light grain and wheat aroma. Flavors are very mild, grain, light citrus, touch of sweet malt. Drinkable and smooth, just not a ton of character.

HippieFee (477) - - JUL 8, 2017
Can - Very clear yellow color. Crisp flavor. Doesn’t linger on the palate for very long at all. Refreshing. Has more of an alcohol taste then I would like but still not bad.

seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Sampled at 777th Criderfest in a Willybecher glass, a hazy yellow colour, thin but long-lasting white foam, no lace. Low-level aroma and flavour, good enough, but not great. Light and sessionable at least, high carbonation, refreshing. Too bad about the name though...not exactly racist. But Samurai, really? Couldn’t come up with anything more clever for a rice beer?

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