mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange color with a creamy white head. Hints of toffee and caramel on top of wheat. Nice malty mouth feel.
travita (4284) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy in look, almost amber in color, pretty decent sized biege colored head. The smell is orange peel, cooriandor, fruits, and wheat. The taste is sweet, fruits, orange peel, honey, and wheat. Some alcohol.
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy soft amber with a one to two finger creamy offwhite head. The nose is yeasty, fruity, banana, orange peel, rich and caramely notes. The flavor is yeasty, wheaty, a tinge of alcohol, mild sweetness, rich upfront, orange shows nicely, very mild spice, estery. Tasty. Warming palate with a soft wheaty feel.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly dark orange color with a thick white head. Very perfumey aroma. Some honey, some citrus and lots of banana. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a touch of spice at the end and a good bit of honey. This is an odd one but I sort of like it.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light copper bronze colored body with a light khaki colored head. The aroma has some strong bananas and a little bit of orange peels. Then I started to notice the clove and alcohol. The taste has some strong banana peels and nasty clove. There is barely a hint of the orange peels. This is good if you like lots of clove. A sickly sweet mess.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Dark orange colored ale, with a large, creamy white head. Nose is strange, very sweet, fruity, coconut, ginger-ale like, just awful. Flavor is sweet, strong & fruity, with out a lot of body or finesse. Just awful in every way.
mjg74 (2635) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from K&B. Medium amberish in color. Sweet nose. Quite sweet and yeasty with a good amount of fruitiness and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Good spiciness. Some tropical fruits and yeast. Harsh alcohol.
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy honey orange with a cm of white head. Aroma is floral and sweet with some citrus notes. Taste is spicy and sweet with salty gingerbread, light mango, and disconcerting urea in the finish. Very viscous mouthfeel, but not an easy drinker. $2.50/12oz
BeerBunker (763) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single from Archer Liquors. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is of spice, fruit, alcohol, and malt. Not a very powerful aroma. Taste is of spice, alcohol, malt, and caramel. Lots of caramel and sugar in this one. The booze is overbearing at first, but a sweet orange taste evens it out. Mouthfeel is very malty and sticky, not much like a wit at all. Very drinkable given the alcohol content.
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Location: Picked up a pack of 12 oz. bottles at Gilly’s 3/5/09
Aroma: Spicy breadiness, orange/citrus
Appearance: Nice very cloudy, hazy dark orange color, medium off-white head
Flavor: Fruity, sweet...Can’t hide 10.3% at all in a white apparently
Palate: Lively, medium body, alcoholic finish
Overall Impression: Bought all 3 of these new SA Imperials, and this is the first I’m trying. Interesting beer, very different from typical American beer fare or most any beer fare for that matter. Certainly worth trying...