Samurai Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Dullishly pale and lighter toned lemony whitened yellow. Chill hazed body to start then clears up a bit. Grows an all encompassing bright, starchy white head as its poured. Settles slowly to a decent pinky high crunch of floppy foam. Tons of lacing in thick patches and strings coat the glass like sticky rice.
Mild yet complexingly sweet and breadish aroma of pale malt, grain, and very dull lemon/melon candy-like hints. Nice bready sweetness to it and Munich Helles-like tone.
Taste is quite nice and rounded with a fine and fluffy mildly complex bready sweetness. The taste itself is quite simple really, its just got this overwhelming cleanness and a great length of tone and body to it; its incredibly hard to put down. I just keep drinking it! Its not over powering and its not light either. Its dead on with a swift, clean kesa cut of pale malt sweetness, a bit pretzely, and grainy fluffed texture. Its the length of tone and flavor that really stands out for me on this one.
Body is clean and wholesome with a semi fluffy texture of breads and grains. About medium bodied if not a bit more due to its caring and lengthy tone and character. Its slightly sweet and yet paled down with a terrific profile of high crafted goodness.
Much like a well-forged katana, this stuff will cut right through you.
Damn easy to drink; and as if there ever was a doubt Great Divide could do something like this to a style that always lacks. Solid as the stance of a Samurai and lengthy as a cut from the blade of their wielding katana. This stuff is surprisingly beneficial and honorable. Osu!
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2007 02:50:40 | More by tavernjef
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