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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10312) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9626) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9563) - 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, Iím 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9508) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9456) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9265) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9149) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Aroma of booze, chemicals, sweet fruit and coriander. Sweet, boozy, messy, chemical taste, some nice sweet orange and coriander in there but surrounded by a bunch of off tastes. Nice try, but not successfully pulled off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8978) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - 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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