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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle. Poured a amberish color. Smelled spicey and yeast. Taste of a big big wit lots of spice, too much spice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
This is a pretty nice brew by Sam Adams. I’m not the biggest fan of their regular brews, but they do the imperials well. An interesting take on a belgian white, with a very strong flavor and high alcohol content. Poured a turbid light orange with a lacy head. Very malty aroma. Has a sweet and spicy flavor. Slightly too much carbonation, and could have a thicker feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Amber colored wheat beer. Tastes and smells powerfully of oranges and coriander (also melon). Pretty sweet with a thick body, but it is balanced with some bitterness and the spice. Alcohol comes through at the end. Could be more effervescent on the tongue. Yum. I don’t know how many I’ll have in one sitting, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2010
Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Wheat and orange in the aroma. Citrus and flowers in the flavor with no change. A wit with a bit more bite.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
Orange with and off white head and nice lacing. Aroma was cloying orange, grass and cardboard. Flavor was spicy, orange and thick.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2009
Banana and bubblegum is what this beer smells like. Definitely unusual for a white. Actually a more interesting offer from Sam Adams.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chadski4 (157) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Sampled from a 22oz bottle, summer of 2013. Great aroma with adequate flavors, but probably would not seek out again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (157) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 Small, quickly dissolving head over body the color and translucence of orange pekoe tea. Aroma is apricot, ginger spice and a little soap. Taste is a wonderful balance of sweet, bitter, and saltiness. Palate is a satisfying, lively carbonated, medium bodied, with a welcomed, long, perfect, fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
6 oz serving from a 12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Nice amber with a kind of orange tint. Little white head. Nose is sweet malts and a bit fruity. It’s a pretty big beer, taste is a bit zesty and the finish is spicy, but its still well-balanced with fruit and citrus notes and bit of a kick from the alcohol. Not really familiar with the style so it was an interesting try- thumbs up.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Aroma - Excellent citrus aroma Appearance - Orange Amber, slightly cloudy Taste - Fruity, a little sweet Palate - Medium-full body, Overall - Normally not a wheat beer lover and I wouldn’t want this on a regular basis, but...really tasty for once in a while!


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