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RATINGS: 766   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a persistent slightly beige foam; aroma of matured bananas and solvant; full-bodied and sticky, very sweet, heavy mouthfeel, tons of cinnamon in an heavy banana finish with notes of alcohol - quite cloying

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 What the hell is with this beer? A sweet mess. Pours an apricot/light brown color wtih a white head. Aroma is full of banana, spices, malt, honey, sugar and oranges. The flavor is pretty insane on the sweetness. I was not impressed. Lots of sugar, honey, syrup, dried fruit. I need to try this again in a regular beer setting instead of a crazy beer fest. Interesting but way too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head that collapses upon itself until it becomes a permanent, creamy cap. The nose is quite subtle, but does provide notes of vanilla, ethanol and some odd, herbal fragrances. Full-bodied and very creamy with soft carbonation. Mainly, the flavor and finish are sweet and just a touch boozy/warming – there’s a little vanilla and toffee. I didn’t really pick up any of the common wit esters or phenols, but I don’t tend to enjoy them anyway.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange/amber color with a smaller sized off whtie head. Aromas of citrus (mainly oranges), coriander, some wheat, and caramel. Tastes of citrus (the same oranges), wheat, sugary sweet, and caramel. Sweet with some alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy light orange-brown body with a light creamy head. Big orange and coriander scents in the wheat-like nose. Very refreshing and intriguing aroma. Somewhat thicker and slightly darker body than a typical Witbier. One of the stronger orange peel flavors that I’ve encountered with an also noteworthy coriander flavor. Some great flavor but somewhat strong booze flavor, especially on the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Deep orange beer with a thick creamy white head. Massive chewy aroma. There is a lot of heavy chewy sweetness. There is a lot of big orange citrus aroma. It smells like unfermented orange juice. Intense wheaty/bubble gum maltiness on the nose that initially reminds me of Smuttynose Wheat Wine. The flavour though is God-awful. Rotted banana and oranges over a heavy chewy sweetness. Underattenuated and candyish with an overly sticky chewy sweetness. Meh, this stuff is awful. Drainpour.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
Better than your verage wheat beer. Sweetish aromas. Pours creamy head, and creamy above-average thick mouthfeel. Carbonation greater than average. Satisfying and drinkable. Some orange, spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slight hazy (very slight) orange copper color. Medium head with fair head retention and small flecks of lacing. Aroma is a fruit basket.... pineapple, peach, banana, grape and pear. Also some bready and caramel notes. Taste is pineapple, orange and banana juice. Seriously fruity. Also some bread, anise, coriander and caramel. Full bodied. Very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a small white head over a hazed deep amber body (in no way looks like a wit). Good retention. Aroma of banana, vanilla, alcohol, more alcohol, clove and CO2. Taste is alcohol (but for me in a sort of enjoyable way), clove, phenols, a rye like spiciness, light diacetyl, with a herbal finish. Light carbonation. A pretty good Boston Beer Company beer...


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