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RATINGS: 768   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Doughy, mandarin orange, slight coriander, light buttery aroma -- this gets much better as it warms. Didnít like this Sam label, foggy oak stain coloring, thin, clingy head. Front-end punch of alcohol and spice which fades into pepper, followed by tart sweetness. Peppery vapor in the high palate on the finish. Lingering boozy-wood and lightly floral aftertaste. Alcohol isnít masked very well, didnít have as much character as Iíd hoped. Market Square Liquors.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (358) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Pours a copper/orange color, cloudy, nice creamy white head a little lacing and the head is mostly diminishing. The aroma has hops, yeast and the Belgium bubble gum kinda smell, just light though. The flavor is a witbier, creamy a little syruppy a little fizzy carbonation. Not bad see how it ages. Wow almost four years later, still copper/orange probably darker, fully diminishing head. The aroma is some Belgium yeast. the flavor has some smokiness to it, full body, creamy and soft carbonation. I would change it from a 3.5 by dropping Aroma to 6, upping Appearance to 4, Taste to 7 and overall to 17 which brings it up to3.7.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange, murky pour with a slight off-white head that sticks around the edge of the glass for a while. Strong aroma of alcohol, molasses and some caramel. Flavor is more akin to a maibock than a witbier in my opinion. Some molasses, a hint of caramel, some white grapes, and some apricots - kind of unusual. Detectable alcohol level, thickish mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
bottle thanks to travita, golden brown color with slight foam, aroma is ripe fruits and same ripe fruit flavors, grape, passion fruit, mango, finish is medium but a little hot

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle poured a lightly hazy amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of coriander, wheat, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coriander, wheat and light orange with a smooth spiced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to Travita. Pours a cloudy gold with off-white head. aroma of some grapes, citrus, some spiciness, malt. Flavor is sweet malt, some citrus and spice. Mouth feel is heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Interesting but kinda weird and a bit unbalanced. Fruity and full-bodied with strong bubble gum notes in both aroma and flavor, but it quickly turns medicinal towards the finish. I appreciate the abv, but not the overuse of spices.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased from Frugal MacDoogalís in Nashville. Poured a cloudy amber color with a one finger off white head. The aroma was excellent. Coriander, bananas, citrus and some other spices were present, along with a wheat note. The flavor was typical Belgian White, with a warming alcohol finish, and a heavier palate. This was a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours out a cloudy color with a white head on it. Smell is full of banana, like, overwhelming almost. Some other fruits are noticed too. Taste is sweet, and has alot of alcohol in it which subsides pretty quickly. Fruity banana flavors actually give it a good taste. I like this one. Based on the ratings it seems to be a love or hate beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2009
I found this to be a bit sloppy and thick. No, I donít find all these subtle flavors that others seem to taste. To me, itís a murky sweet syrup of a beer. Greatly preferred the job they did with the Hallertauer Pilsner.


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