RateBeer
overall
55
41
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2009
This was a very good beer but not necessarilly one that I would drink again. Has an extraordinarilly fruity aroma and flavour. I drank this out of a shaker

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Cloudy amber, thin off-white head. Pleasant, complex flavor. Definitely Boston Beer’s best yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours from the 12 oz bottle an orangish-amber with a thick foamy head that settles into a heavy collar. There’s an almost macro like fizziness...LOTSA bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is wonderful, a mixture of fruit (orange & banana) and a caramel/toffee note. The flavor is big, bold and wonderful as well. I pick up hints of the aforementioned fruit plus the caramel/toffee, plus a bubblegum like sweetness. The alcohol is present and gets more noticeable as the beer warms, but doesn’t take away from the experience. The mouthfeel is quite substansial...this is a thick, almost chewy beer. Overall, a big, bold, BEAUTIFUL beer from Jim Koch & the crew at Boston Beer Company!! This is top notch stuff, and I hope there’s more on the shelves when I make my next beer run!!!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Aromas of spices and rum rasin. Clear copper color. It has a sugary toffee flavor that’s a bit too intense. This is NOT a white ale for people who enjoy white ales! The mouthfeel is oily and full-bodied. The alcohol is too high for a white ale, by double or more. It’s just too much of everything.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaroonOrange (137) - - AUG 29, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbe75 (132) - ICELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Aroma of sweet malty caramel and citrus. Golden and hazy in color. Very sweet taste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Not sure how old this bottle is, bought it off a breakage shelf. That said, this was awful and a unfortunately a drain pour. Pours an orange bordering on amber (where’s the white ale?) A small white foam quickly dissipates. Smells sweet with some spice in the background. Flavor-wise I get a lot of sweet caramel up front, and maybe a little spice. A big syrupy sweet mess. Low carbonation makes this a chore to get through. Overall this is a definite avoid beer. I am hoping it was just an old bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2010
12-oz bottle Marcello’s, Lafayette, LA - Aroma: orange, corriander; Appearance: almost opaque, deep orange color, white head, lots of laces; Flavor: malty, spicy, honey, orange zest; Mouthfeel: full bodied, smooth and creamy texture, lively carbonation; Overall: interesting malty, fruity, spicy beer with slight dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
massive rich creamy head on top of an orange/amber translucent brew. nose has that wheat tang, with orange and coriander notes. body is nice and thick for a wheat beer. creamy with a decent balance of wheat, orange and coriander, and hops, finished with a slight alcohol burn down the back of the throat. strong aftertaste. decent brew, and the highest alc % Imp Wit i’ve seen out there.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 68 69 70  71  72 73 74 » 78


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50