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Samurai Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Samurai AleSamurai Ale

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332 Reviews

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Reviews: 332
Hads: 587
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 19
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ElGordo on 07-02-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 332 | Hads: 587
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tour of the GD brewery. This is a rice beer with a light coppor body and big foaming head. Looks like a nice replacement for Bud or Miller, as far as rice beers go.
Smells of a bit of spice and malt. The grain is soft in the nose and invites imbibery (?)
Crips taste. Not as malty as I thought it would be. A crisp finish and bolder flavor knocks out Bud and other macro lagers. Could be a very nice summer brew. Will try it again later on.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had never seen this one before, but the cool Samurai sword tap handle caught my eye last night at Produce Row. The bartender said it's a golden ale brewed with rice (hence the Japanese title, I guess), so I figured I'd give it a try.
Pours a coppery color with golden highlights, topped by a small, creamy white head. Nose is light caramel malt, some adjunct malt, and a hint of light, fruity hops. Palate is mellow caramel malt, with a bit of zing from the hops and a touch of lemon zest. The rice comes through in the creamy, light palate, making this an easy-drinking summer beer. Definitely worth a try.

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Samurai Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.