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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Re-rate 8/8/10: Bottle. Bottle. Hazy orange color with a white head. Spicy aroma with fruits (some citrus), coriander, caramel malt and alcohol. Very sweet flavor with malt, caramel, honey, a bit of wheat, yeasty notes and big spiciness, getting bigger and harder on the tongue towards the drier, hot alcoholic finish. Full-bodied, syrupy and sticky. Drinkabilty slightly increases as the beer gets warmer. Too sweet, too spicy, too alcoholic, too much. The previous rating was very rushed, I’m glad I tried it again and gave it a more proper rating. 6/3/5/2/10=2.6

Bottle sample during Beerfest in Tel Aviv. Amber color. Aroma of oranges, malt, a bit of alcohol, some more fruits and light spiciness. Sweetish fruity and spicy flavor with some yeasty hints and caramelly and bready malt. Medium-bodied. Not too wheaty overall. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (12007) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11653) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This beer is a hazy yellow-orange color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of grainy malt, brown sugar and citrus. Spices in the background too. The finish is coriander and yeast with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11247) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: Imperial White
Date: May 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10883) - 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.

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