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RATINGS: 775   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8104) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8098) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - 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...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7510) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at tasting, pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander and citrus peel. Flavour of citrus, wheat, coriander and other indiscernible spices (ginger?) and some oranges. Pretty full-bodied for a wheat, but nothing extraordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7227) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7203) - 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.. didnít 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (7156) - 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.


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