Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of orange, wheat, coriander and booze. Strong, rich aroma. Taste is orange, wheat, tons of booze, some spice, and caramel sweetness. Unfortunately there is an overwhelming cough syrup and alcohol taste. Palate is pretty thick. Definitely imperial in aspects but horribly pulled off. Could not finish the bottle. This was a rough one.
gbe75 (82) - ICELAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet malty caramel and citrus. Golden and hazy in color. Very sweet taste.
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky reddish-orange with a medium tan head. Aroma - Sweet Carmel malt, toffee, fruity. Taste - Sweet, syrupy malts, orange rinds, raisins, bitter hops. Overall- Not impressed with this at all. I was expecting something better. I does hide the alcohol well though. Itís too sticky and sweet to have more than 1.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with lively bubbles and a decent white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma was really great as it exemplified the white ale style, and as the íimperialí suggests it smelled even fuller of spices and flavors. The flavor just didnít match up to the big time aroma, and thereís simply way too much alcohol for this style of beer. The alcohol is very very noticeable, and not in a good way like with Gulden Draak or something similar. When I think Belgian White Ale I think crisp refreshing summer wheat beer (Blue Moon) and this is not that : (
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vibrant orange in color with minimal head. Aroma of orange blossom, clove, and subtle window cleaner. Citrus, honey, coriander, and hops in a full-bodied, syrupy concoction with a refreshing finish.
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i am not a big fan of Sam Adams in general but this was a nice drink. Poured orange with a small head. Aroma of wheat and coriander. Like advertised it does have a heavier mouth feel than a traditional white. And the flavors are amped up a bit with a stonger alcohol taste that most whites. I would drink again.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has slightly sweet aroma and smells very clean. Has little white head and pours hazy amber. I donít usually care for wheats and this has decent complexity without a harsh finish. Well done to the boston beer company.
MaroonOrange (78) - - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Viscous beer with little head. Aroma is Belgian yeast with cloves and pepper. Thick mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Taste is sweet with bananas, milk and white chocolate.
thenumber1g (72) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark yellow, notes of citrus, very frothy spicy taste, i liked it!
alassio (67) - USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Gosh - - I canít remember having had this before, but apparently rated it 3.0 back in 2009, and mentioned apricots. This time, there are no apricots. It is kinda syrupy and kinda fizzy. The flavor is all metal pipe and CO2, with a touch of sickly caramel. This beer tastes terrible. I am drawn to high ABV beers like a moth to a flame; that seems to be the point of this beer (the point was definitely not flavor).