ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy bright orange pour with a frothy white head and nice drippy lace. Alcoholic orange-sicle flavor. Full bodied however the alcohol is a little in the face. Honey, orange, coriander, and lemon. Decent beer, for a style my palate just doesnít seem to enjoy
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super hazy copper tinted golden coloured body with some orange highlights when held up to a light. Nice thick dense tan head tops the beer with some VERY slow moving bubbles creeping up the glass - check that out!!! Aroma of potent alcohol, curacao, coriander seed, oak, vanilla and more alcohol - you can tell this is going to be strong from the first smell. Full-bodied; Chewy mouthful with a lot of alcohol and malt up front tapped up by curacao and citrus notes. Aftertaste shows a lot of honey, coriander seed, yeast and a bunch of oak and vanilla. A bit too chewy and chunky for me. Overall, a good but rather large and strong beer - especially for the style. Iím not sure when the best time to drink this beer would be, but I definitely wouldnít say summer- more of a cold weather/dreary spring day that you wish was more like summer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, D.C. on 07-March-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 16-March-2009.
BOLTZ7555 (2580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden tangerine pour with a small creamy eggshell head. Aroma is honey, orange zest, and spice. Flavor is light citrus, caramel, and vine-ripened grapes. A little syrupy but again, they did a good job masking the alcohol. Enjoyed it.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to travita. poured gold with no head. aroma of cherries and grapes, and some alcohol. flavor was hot with alcohol, spices, and caramel. medium body with high carbonation. not a bad SA at all.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad for a wheat ale. Has a hazy medium golden color with a nice little head. Smells of sweeter malts with hints of mild orange peels. Has a pleasant flavor that is a little bit fruity but well balanced with the malts. Aftertaste is nice and smooth. Iíve heard good things about this one and am happy to have tried it.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper golden with a medium frothy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a light malt with lemon honey and banana. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is very sweet with banana and citrus and alcohol is very present. a unique wit from Sam Adams.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a slightly cloudy light orange color with small white head. Aroma has fair amount of caramel, loads of coriander and orange peel, honey, subtle grains of paradise. Flavor has fair amount of toasted caramel, bit of lemon zest, vanilla. Finish is fairly sweet. Hides its alcohol well. Overall a decent brew. Iím not really sure about the whole idea of an imperial wit, but it is still pretty decent.
EithCubes (4406) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Celebrating my 1000th US rating with this massive (10.3%!) abomination to style. Bottle. Coriander, wheat, orange rind nose. Orange-amber pour, darker than usual, with a large, fluffy beige head. Taste is very, very sweet and full of citrus. Orange and light banana esters with somewhat restrained alcohol, I certainly wouldnít have marked it as high as it is. Actually, a rather nice achievement, no burn or fusels,and only a light throat-warming and cheek-reddening after five or six ounces. Smooth carbonation and lightly syrupy, really fun to swish around the mouth, a little like what we all want to do with that loogie before politely swallowing in front of company, only colder! Medium body with a twang of acidity but not metallic notes. Some molasses and grape, and the aftertaste has some sort of peach-mango jazz in the background. Would buy this again, perhaps as a substitute for port in the summer. Call me surprised!
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper with a decent light tan head. Smells of candy wheat and seasoning. The taste is of tons of coriander, soft wheat, slightly citrusy, and nice soft carbonation. Flavors of some light fruit come through, like candy apple, grape, lemon. Very good beer.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in color with a thick, white head, high carbonation and a slight haze to it. Aroma is slightly sweet, cinnamon, orange and spicy. Flavor starts off with some alcohol and moves into a coriander flavor, followed by a hint of lemon citrus, cinnamon and sweet maltiness, creating a modest flavored beer. A carry over flavor after the beer is gone that reminds of sweet white grapes.Alcohol is pretty dominant in this and adds an almost has a vodka feel and taste. Overall, the alcohol flavor is a bit too dominant and overshadows some of the other flavors that are trying to come out in this beer.