Samurai Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
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334 Reviews
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ElGordo on 07-02-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
596
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 334 | Ratings: 596
Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a strange one. I had a sample of this at the tap room at Great Divide. They also had bottles of it so it should be in stores soon. It was a light yellow in color and cloudy. The taste reminded me of a wheat beer. It did seem like a good beer for a hot day, possibly a barbecue.

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Photo of Oxymoron
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this on location and I wonder if they will bottle this sometime later. An experiment with a rice beer, the pour is a hazy yellow to golden color. Good head and surprisingly good retention.

The nose was malty and had a noticeable steamed rice aroma. Some lighter hop notes are in the background with some spice and peppery aromas.

The taste was good with an easy drinking feel. A nice malty taste with a generic adjunct taste to it. Sure you can pick out the rice but some other flavors come out like corn, oats and some sugary sweetness. Similar to the nose the hops come out nicely with some earthy undertones and the yeast leaves a smooth taste but some lighter peppery notes as well.

The body light and easy to drink. Overall a good beer and interesting for a rice beer to compare with Japanese Lagers or other such beers. I would like to see this bottled at some point.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
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%
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
3.49 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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