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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
The dull opaque amber livens up when it is held up to light. Sugary, phenolic, flowery and boozy aroma. Very thick, sweet beer with light flowery-fruity notes. Ultra thick, cloying. Slight boozy finish. A bit of a mess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
SBWF 2009. Haxy orange/amber color, offwhite head. Malty wheat aroma, bready and with yeasty notes. Malty, oily alcohol flavor, wheat, bread and some hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours burnished copper with an ok off-white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with underlying spice notes. I’d call this full bodied. Carbonation is almost creamy. Some heat follows quickly upon sipping, but it’s at an acceptable level. Flavor is kind of citrus like a hefeweizen, but there’s a lot of malt here. Spice, citrus and coriander are present. Rather astringent. Lots of medium dark stone fruit. Or ripe light stone fruit. This is fantastic stuff. I’d put this high on my goto list. The Belgians should be writhing in envy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, clove, orange, grass, coriander, and rubbing alcohol. Flavor of clove, wheat, banana, coriander, and bread.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
(12oz bottle) Creamy medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, melon, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, boozy, orange, some bubblegum. Sticky full body, alcohol burn. Improves a little as it warms, but still way too much alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne. Poured hazy orange color with a medium creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol burn as it warmed. My expectations where met.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
12oz bottle–pours a foamy to rich off white head and amber/orange color. Aroma is light mat/bready, secondary orange, spice. Taste is sweet/sticky light/medium malt-bready, spice-coriander/pepper, orange, alcohol. Interesting. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11254) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
A hazed dark dirty amber with floaties and thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with peaches, and butter, a bit off. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with loads of alcohol, caramel, treacle, veering on barley wine, with smooth British hops. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy caramel amber. White head. Nose/taste of orange truffle, coriander, orange rind, toffee and alcohol. Taste is a bit to "hot" for a wit. Lots of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.


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