Samurai Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
good
613 Ratings
Samurai AleSamurai Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Samurai is the perfect beer for your zen garden after battle, or your patio after a long day of work. The addition of rice gives a slightly fruity, crisp, refreshing element to this hazy unfiltered ale, creating a light, easy-going beer suitable for the peaceful warrior. This may be your first Samurai, but it certainly won’t be your last.

Added by ElGordo on 07-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
613
Reviews:
340
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 613 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of madelf66
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with some haze and a large head that dissipates quickly. Tastes of lightly toasted grains, rice, and some floral notes. Very crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of brocktune
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamphelps
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy with beautiful long lasting head and lacing. Aroma of rice, peanuts, light caramel. Palate of roasty rice, peanuts into more sweet light toffee. Long nutty finish. Creamy yet quite light. Subtle, balanced, simple and easy drinking. 88/100.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy light straw gold color with a creamy head that dissipates really quickly, very little lacing on the glass.

S: Toasted grain and rice, a slight floral hop note in the background. Some sweet cereal malt in the background.

T: Toasted grain and rice, a slight floral hop note, some sweet malt sneaks in, there is a slightly harsh grainy bitterness in the finish.

F: Light crisp and easy drinking.

O: Nothing special but a nice easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tlloyd417
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftyBrew
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried on tap at Tajima Ramen House in San Diego. Poured ver light golden yellow with high carbonation. Smells of light citrus and mild hops. Taste was very crisp and smooth with a slight bitteryou happiness that lingers in the back of your mouth. The more you drink the more you get hints of bready malt. Overall a good lighter beer that compares to Japanese fixtures like Asahi or Sapporo. Great for summer and goes well with foods like ramen or sushi.

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Photo of Taologic
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the lightest straw yellow colors you'll ever come across, this was seriously close to Nottenroth it was of such little malt impact in the appearance. Still made over an inch of head though, which is actually impressive.

Aroma was lemon and noble hops.

Taste was refreshing, super light tartness and lemony vibe. Sorachi ace seems to be involved.

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Photo of jintalia
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Samurai was the best beer on the planet.

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Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rothobinide
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dcscientist
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samurai isn't being made any more, last time I checked. Too bad, because this one was a little different than your typical rice beer. Update, fall 2016: it's back!

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Samurai Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 613 ratings.
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