Samurai Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Samurai AleSamurai Ale
BA SCORE
3.51/5
620 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
Ranking:
#40,140
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
620
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 620 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of mdfb79
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
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 StoutSnob40
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tlloyd417
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftyBrew
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +42.5%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rothobinide
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dcscientist
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of OKCNittany
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Knobs303
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jefe76
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Arch578
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of thufflife
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Samurai Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 620 ratings
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