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RATINGS: 771   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours a pale amber with a minimal but lasting white head. Faint aroma of dry white wine. Sweet malt taste, along with buttery toffee and maple. Not to be negative, but there are some slight malt liquor characteristics in the aftertaste. Smooth and pleasant for the hefty ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a radiant yet cloudy orange color with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma is citrus, clove, coriander, malt sweetness, and a slight detection of the alcohol (last time you really notice this is a high-alcohol beer). Aroma is coriander, spice, citrus, clove, dark fruits, and a bit of a wheat characteristic in here. I didn’t detect the alcohol within the taste, at least not as much as you generally should for 10.3%. It’s sweeter than most witbiers, but it worked for me. I think it’s fantastic - Sam Adams was always known for good, solid, yet unspectacular beers. They’re upping their game.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, citrus, dark fruits, toffee, and some alcohol. Thick on the palate with coriander, dark fruits, spices, wheat, and some alcohol warming to finish it up. Too much sweetness for my liking on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1798) - USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours an orange color.... Alcohol content evident in the aroma... Sweet fruity flavor with a crisp clean finish that attempts to conceal the high alcohol content, which it does fairly nicely... Definitely taste the alcohol, but for a 10% beer, very drinkable...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle from CelticBrew, shared at our last tasting. Clear, almost brilliant orange with a rather spare white head. Light fruitiness on the nose, honey, and soft spice. Light to medium body, smooth, but the palate washes out quickly. This is fairly sweet, with little bitterness to balance. I was expecting something that was a little more crisp and refreshing. It was just too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Monsterous ester and powerful alcohol,ester had more of a banana then an orange burst,it was all very powerful and quite aggressive. I like the sheer power of this. Taste is big and ballsy,with that huge more banana then orange peel and a big sumo flop of alcohol,didn’t really get the Wit element,the burps are pretty much alcohol. That big alcohol taste started beating you down towards the finish,but still this was quite an enjoyable brew experience. Never mind conforming to style,this was pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Sampled at the Sam Adams tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 3.5.09. Cloudy copper color with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with citrus fruit, some yeast and a touch of booze. Creamy orange flavor with plenty of malt and an ever so slight burn in the finish. Interesting out of the box offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2009
bottle ..hazy orange pour, no head, no lace.aroma is orange peel ,slight coriander and yeast.flavor is sweet fruit,( I get alot of cherry)malty ,yeasty, honey and wheat. very thick and slick ,moderate alcohol burn at the finish and a tingly ,spicy mouthfeel.weird but I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2009
golden orange with a mild head for the style. body is very thick for the style. flavor dominated by orange peal with a very prominent alcoholic warmth that detracts somewhat. an interesting style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bonus bottle courtesy of weeheavysd. Definitely a Wit. Pours a hazy copper color with a faint beige head. Smells of orange rind, cream, and pepper. Has a consistency that makes me think there’s gelatin in the recipe. Tastes of heavy citrus and chewy caramel. Not bad for the style.


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