Samurai Gazebo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Lager - Japanese Rice
Ranked #1
Ranked #12,247
3.98 | pDev: 12.06%
Jun 05, 2021
Mar 20, 2010
Very Good
Notes: In a Zen-like state
The Samurai wets his blade
Then wets his palate
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3.73 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 05, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by pudgym29 from Illinois

On tap at the Globe Pub in Chicago (near Begyle & Dovetail Brwys.).
I actually hit this venue because my laptop battery died darned sooned than I expected at my previous (outdoor) location. I knew I could get a crucial plug-in here.
Anyhow, that this beer seemingly has not been reviewed in _nine years_ is puzzling. The beer is a lucid yellow - the stock color of all lagers, including Japanese ones. Smell is slightly hoppy, but nothing close to what one would get from _pretty much every IPA_ Having been to Japan [fourteen times] and being relegated to consuming a typical Japanese lager (but I must recommend the Kirin tour at its brewery between Tokyo and Yokohama) any number of times {striving to experience the 'izakaya' atmosphere}, this does a superb job of replicating the flavor of a Kirin or Asahi (but _not_ a Sapporo, especially since what is now 'imported' to the U.S.A. is really coming from Ontario, Canada) without the oxidation you might perceive in a beer shipped over from Japan. I can surmise this beer will appear in other venues (perhaps particularly Japanese-angling restaurants). Taste it.

May 31, 2021
4.15 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
3 by CityofBals from Illinois on Sep 12, 2013
4.25 by wesside89 from Illinois on Sep 10, 2013
4 by ackeeper from Illinois on May 21, 2013
3.25 by mjohnson17 from Illinois on May 07, 2013
4.5 by KevinmusPrime from Kentucky on May 04, 2013
3.75 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Mar 23, 2013
3.75 by MrMcGibblets from Illinois on Mar 12, 2013
4 by kodt from Illinois on Mar 08, 2013
4.75 by coffygrinder from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2013
3 by sbricker from Illinois on Feb 07, 2013
3.75 by thewimperoo from Illinois on Jan 31, 2013
4.25 by CanisMajor from Indiana on Jan 14, 2013
3.75 by tsauce2 from Indiana on Jan 06, 2013
3.75 by Pecan from Arizona on Dec 20, 2012
3.5 by huysmans from New Jersey on Dec 16, 2012
3.75 by Drucifer from Illinois on Dec 13, 2012
4.25 by BYOFB from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2012
4.25 by ajkiser12 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2012
3.5 by ObeMaltKinobee from Illinois on Aug 11, 2012
3.75 by Urbancaver from Ohio on Jul 28, 2012
4 by cadaugherty from Illinois on Jul 26, 2012
4 by amishbooze from Michigan on Jul 13, 2012
3.75 by sammo from Kansas on Jun 25, 2012
3.5 by jdcooper88 from Illinois on Jun 15, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sean9689 from Illinois

On-tap at FFF.

A - Pours a mirky golden/orange color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Grass, lemon peel, citrus, malts/bread, and nice hop profile. The Sorachi Ace hops really give this beer a unique nose with some light spice and a floral character in there as well.

T - Grass & malts up front, light floral, citrus, and hops follow. Some light tropical fruit in there as well, but mostly fresh cut grass. Finish is light hops with some floral notes.

M - Light body, good carbonation, grassy clean finish.

O - Super-easy to drink and enjoyable for a light change-of-pace beer. The Sorachi Ace hops really take this beer in another direction compared to others in this style. Cool beer.

Jun 07, 2012
4.25 by johunnic from Illinois on May 30, 2012
3.75 by thebigredone from Wisconsin on May 30, 2012
3.75 by Zaphog from Michigan on May 27, 2012
3.75 by ctrevino from Indiana on May 26, 2012
4 by StevieDavie from Missouri on May 22, 2012
5 by SickNukes from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2012
3.75 by JimGlonke from Illinois on May 21, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by thydarkprevails from Illinois

On tap at three floyds. Served in an imperial pint. Pours a hazy yellow gold orange. Thick white head lingers a while and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is bread, lime, light grapefruit, and a sweet chalky candy. Flavor is bread, chalk, citrus, and something I can’t identify but it goes along with that sweet chalk candy aroma. Light mouthfeel. I like this lager a lot and it’s good paired with their short rib burger.

May 18, 2012
3.75 by Mark000 from Michigan on May 12, 2012
Samurai Gazebo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 78 ratings