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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1113) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Taste is a little coriander but way too much of the alcohol taste is there. Aroma, alcohol. Hazy golden color good head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2244) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beertholomeus (786) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Wheat, yeast, fruit, and spice aromas. Wheat, yeast, coriander and spice flavors. Yeasty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Poured golden haze, one finger head, taste of carmel hits right away with several other flavors overwhelming the palate. Too busty for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours light amber with a rich off-white head and a fruity and alcohol aroma There is a strangely sweet malty flavor that finishes very bitter and peppery. Not a good combination of tastes.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
September 2012. Bottle. The high alcohol is bringing this beer out of balance and makes it less enjoyable. The malt and yeast is showing through, but I did not enjoy this one.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 29, 2013
"Sam Adams Imperial White pushes the boundaries of a witbier", is what they say. And boy do they. Too bad the boundary is a cliff into a cesspool. God-awful. Absolutely no balance whatsoever. "Lets bombbard our customers with all sorts of flavors and hope that it sells." Horrible.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
cloudy orange pour with white head, aroma of caramel ,pretty incredible for a 10.4% beer, very smooth, some fruit, and bitterness, good


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