argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(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.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Imperial White
Date: May 25, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine off white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet spiced candy aroma, lots of candy sweetness, nice complex spicyness, fruity orange and banana
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, sticky candy sweetness, touch of alcohol, nice spicyness, orange and banana, light bitterness
Overall: nice fruity candy in a glass
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Leighton (9645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours a clear, ruby-gold with a small, white head. Aroma holds sugary malts and ripe orange. Very sweet flavor, rich, lightly spicy, overripe oranges, slight yeast, candy. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish with sugary malts, slight grain, orange, mild coriander, toasted sugar, bit of cereal. OK, but I wouldn’t want more than half of a 12oz bottle.
Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Malmö Brygghus Hamnmästaren. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. This has nothing to do with a Wit. 310713
Lubiere (9328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw), average hop (perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of pear, honey, and powdered sugar. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.