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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
This is a pretty nice brew by Sam Adams. I’m not the biggest fan of their regular brews, but they do the imperials well. An interesting take on a belgian white, with a very strong flavor and high alcohol content. Poured a turbid light orange with a lacy head. Very malty aroma. Has a sweet and spicy flavor. Slightly too much carbonation, and could have a thicker feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Robert at SL. This one was drank at home. Poured into a weizen. Just an ok head for a witbier. Light orange in color. Aroma of bananas, sugar and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Lots of bananas. Above average texture (thicker) for a belgian white and the carbonation level is fine. Considering its over ten percent, its a good beer. The alcohol is barely noticable. Overall a unique witbier worth trying. Thanks robert for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours darker than most wits or all wits Ive come across. Deep orange amber. Aroma of banana, heavy spices, coriander. Taste is almost too spiced up, sweet syrupy caramel malts with booze, & heavy wit spices. Intersting but I prefer Southamptons. 10.3% takes this wit to a higher level so perhaps flavor was takiing a back seat to ABV?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (945) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Aroma is slightly funky and fruity definitely citurus and spices along with tropical fruits. Flavor is definitely fruity, banana and pineapple. A little too sweet for me personally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a very dark color for a wit, even an imperial one, dark glowing hazy orange/amber with a nice small dense creamy white froth. Strange aroma, apples, caramel, rubber, yeast, light coriander. Yea thats an odd beer... flavor is super sweet syrupy caramel and alcohol, some rubber, green banana, fruity, unmalted barley. Super boozy candied orange finish. The body is actually kind of nice, if it weren’t so damned syrupy, besides that its medium/full with a smooth even carbonation. Has a condensed boozy macro taste... seriously I wouldn’t be surprised if this were iced to get it to 10%, flavor and body really point towards that. Iced-wheatwine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to Robert @ Stateline. Aroma is bananas and more bananas. Poured a gold color with white head. Taste is strong bananas with spice and covered up the 10.3% alcohol very well. Easy to drink and not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Aroma is dark ripe fruit, alcohol. BIG departure from the regular White ale i just rated. The appearance is a reddish gold, lots of carbonation, white head (also a big departure.) The flavor is very fruity, like overripe bananas, alcohol, again very little resemblance to the original white beer. The finish is mainly an alcohol burn. Nice thick, silky mouthfeel though. Enjoyable enough, but like all SA Imp Series beers, the alcohol is not well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to Butters. Pours a dark hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroms is lots of citrus, some coriander and alcohol. Taste is bordering on a syrupy version of a wit. Citrus, wheat, and coriander zest. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small sudsy head. Nose is sweet, alcohol, mild spice, citrus. Flavor is overly sweet, vanilla, more alcohol, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a fusel alcohol finish. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Nice orange color with a fizzy and thick white head. Aroma is nice and balanced. Good amounts of cloves, spice, malt, and banana make their way through. Taste is incredibly spicy and sweet. Lots of pepper and clove mix with a good amount of wheat and banana flavor near the middle. Alcohol is very present but finishes clean, tart, and warming. Sweetness lingers a bit but gives way to the dry wheat flavor. Pretty nice. Surprising that this is the highest ABV of the Imperial Series.

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