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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10557) - 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 Ė thereís a little vanilla and toffee. I didnít really pick up any of the common wit esters or phenols, but I donít tend to enjoy them anyway.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10445) - 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 Iíve encountered with an also noteworthy coriander flavor. Some great flavor but somewhat strong booze flavor, especially on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10351) - 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 Iíve ever had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10000) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9905) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
From a bottle at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma was surprisingly malty with grain and biscuit notes. Flavor had more of a fruity and floral flavors for a lighter flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
12oz bottle. Thin off-white head. Mostly clear amber color. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Some lace. Little particles in the body. Hefe-like aromas - (ripe) banana, clove. This is what I imagine a double hefe might be like, really, not a double wit, but itís good. Citrus is light, hardly detectable. Nice sweet spicy lightly tangy bigger malt body. Some bitter taste, alcohol is noticeable but not intrusive. Nuttiness - very much like a banana bread, a flavor that lasts long into the aftertaste. Tasty sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9668) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9602) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"first off, the previous reviews, or the sum at least, seem a little harsh to me. while this brew has itís flaws, i enjoyed it, even though i wonít buy it again at $9-10 a 4-pack. again, the question is why. why take a style that is based on the delicacy of itís aroma and flavors and imperialize it? must be an american thing. anyway, i had and enjoyed the inperial stout well enough, so i gave the double bock and white a shot as well. i am not a fan of sam adams white, but right on the pour i knew this would be another animal alltogether. right of the bat, this white ale poured a hazy full orange, more resembling an imperial ipa than a wit. obviously, everything from the aroma, the body, to the flavor and finish were amped up citrus, yeast, and maybe coriander in there under the sticky sweet sugar. i enjoyed the aroma, and the flavor wasnít bad either, but the big sticky, and slightly too sweet body didnít work, and the alcohol became too prevelant by the end. not as bad as itís average, but definitely not worth the coin."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9483) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper golden with a medium frothy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a light malt with lemon honey and banana. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is very sweet with banana and citrus and alcohol is very present. a unique wit from Sam Adams.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden-orange color with a smaller white head. Nose is banana, clove, and some sour fruit. Medium palate. High ABV creates a warming sensation upon drinking. Taste is fruity first, then some coriander coming up later. Good stuff.


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