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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8139) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
ours chill hazy orangy coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is limey citrus, bubblegum, malt, pineapple, hops. Tastes citric, floral, rock sugary, witgh limey, pineapply, and clovey flavors. rather heavy palate that gets hotter as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Strong banana, orange, coriander, cinnamon and bread aroma. Cloudy brown-yellow color with small head. Sweet banana malt initially followed by a strong spicy (clove, coriander, white pepper) flavor. One of the spiciest witbiers Ive ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottled. Poured medium ambery-orange with a short, uniform cap of white head. The aroma was large and in charge with warm bananas, sticky cloves, and some sort of strong cleanser over a pale malt and honey base.. hot, hot, hot. The flavor had sticky caramel and banana sugars with some peppery and clovey spices around.. hot finish with residual sugars and alcohol.. didnt come together well. Thick, cloying, and messy on the palate with sticky sweetness laced with intense alcohol all over the place.. any semblance of subtlety was promptly defenestrated, and this was hard to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Pours a hazy amber golden with a small, frothy white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity malt and some mild coriander spice with a touch of European hops. Body starts with good fullness and rich sweet malty character which overshadows most of the orange rind and coriander before a slightly drier finish. Needs more spice character to be more of a witbier, but still a pretty interesting and drinkable beer, which hides its alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Pours hazy copper with gold edges and brief white head. Interesting aroma. I get a thick malt infused wheat note along with what seems like rosemary, coriander and a sense of ginger to go along with vague sweet fruit like maybe banana and ripe cherry. The taste begins sweet with ripe cherries, plums, ripe red apples, raisins and blueberries and coriander. It gets more cherry and plum sugar sweet midway and to the finish to go along with a sense of wheat in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Wheat, yeast, and spice aroma. Wheat/malt flavor with light citrus and yeast. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and yeast lingers with light spice. It turns a bit to a plastic flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6817) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
355 ml bottle. Finland. Hazy orange colour with small white head. Aroma is not fresh. Malt, wheat, alcohol and some spices. Maybe some citrus in aroma. Flavour is spices, sweet malt/wheat and alcohol. Strong alcohol makes this rich and heavy but it really lacks freshness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark orange, brief golden head. Aroma and flavour are much like a euro strong lager or imp pilsener with added notes of orange and spices. Finish is very warming with nearly no bitterness. Quite sweet. Not my favorite.

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