gbe75 (93) - 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.
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber, leaving no head and practically no lacing. Aroma a bit restrained, but citrus, hops, and yeast are noticeable. Flavor of alcohol is overwhelming, with a citrus sourness dominant. Some hop bitterness is discernible. Mouthfeel is incredibly robust and thick. In sum, this really isnít much of a white ale and hardly complex. But itís "imperial" nature makes it an interesting beer in itís own right.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Tulip. Aroma has malt notes with an apple tinge. Decent clarity and no lacing. Apple flavors intially followed by spices that almost cover up the alcohol notes.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ox bottle. Wasnít sure what to expect from an imperial white, but I really enjoyed this beer! Definite orange, coriander and banana, with alcohol blended nicely in and maybe contributing to the sweetness. Bought another bottle the following week. Mmm! Serving note: think this does best from a tulip glass because of that great sweetness typically reserved for Belgian beers.
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.
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.