brigg (529) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Burnt orange body with a huge off white head. Aroma of grain and spice. Medium to heavy sweet, and spicy flavor; banana, alcohol, burnt sugar, roasted notes. Full bodied. Not very delicate or subtle, but tasty.
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Malmö Brygghus Hamnmästaren. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. This has nothing to do with a Wit. 310713
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear brilliant gold under a foamy white head. Aroma is wheaty and boozy with a pale malt backbone and some doughy ester. Flavor is quite doughy and wheaty, totally lacking coriander, with a slight orange bitterness. Not what I had hoped for, un-nuanced, and overly doughy/boozy.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liberty of the seas. Hazy orange/amber color, offwhite head. Malty wheat aroma, bready and with yeasty notes. Malty, oily alcohol flavor, wheat, bread and some hops.
Ed5388 (2408) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma has a slight malty breadyness, with some citrus, spices, and lots of alcohol. Taste is very boozy, with some spices and maltyness.
tnkw01 (1263) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Taste is a little coriander but way too much of the alcohol taste is there. Aroma, alcohol. Hazy golden color good head.
suprchunk (2477) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper pour. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Big bready malt aroma. Big alcohol. Taste is sweet and very much like Samichlaus. Not bad.
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beertholomeus (1042) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Wheat, yeast, fruit, and spice aromas. Wheat, yeast, coriander and spice flavors. Yeasty finish.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Let’s take a quick look at the commercial description:
Sam Adams Imperial White pushes the boundaries of a witbier. While the brew delivers orange and coriander notes typical of a witbier, it has a bigger mouthfeel and body. It is truly a unique brew.
I agree with the ’truly a unique brew’ part. I can detect a bit of coriander after my taste buds plow through a mountain of residual sugar. And after I finished the glass I do get some residual orange. So I guess that qualifies as sort of like a witbier. Or it could just be a malt liquor with a lot of residual sugar and some spice.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
7/6/13 bought from RW and drank at a BBQ at my house with A&D and M&D. Holy shit this beer was bad. Not what I expected at all. Tastes very Carmely and bleck. Thought it would be a nice summer beer for dinner. Not even close
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