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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Hazy, dark, orange, amber pour, with medium viscosity. The off-white-to-tan creamy head settled in at about 2 inches. The nose provides ample evidence of wheat, with citrus, and spicy notes. The nose leans toward power and I expect a hefty brew. There is almost a medicinal note? The palate is rich, enveloping, warm, and lingering. The alcohol is evident. This is not a summer session wheat ale! The Belgian lace is well-developed, leaving clear rings as I sip, although after a few minutes the head is gone. Malty, fruity, less citrus than expected and more coriander with hints of mace and vanilla on the palate. Long, pleasant lingering. I’ll try this again as the weather cools.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Murky orange in appearance. Minimal head. Aroma of Hallertau hops and spices. Taste is very malty and sweet with a big full-bodied mouthfeel. Syrupy texture and a long, tart finish. Bitterness is derived from spices more than the Hallertau Mittelfreuh hops. Flavors of orange peel and coriander are able to shine through the overwhelming malt sweetness and alcohol heaviness. More flavors are lemon zest, banana, ginger and honey. Grains of paradise and a lot of wheaty undertones. A satisfying and quaffable drink for what it is, but overly sweet. The upside is a potent beverage with a veritable avalanche of malt. It might just be the strongest witbier youíll ever try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Poured orange and slightly hazy. Smelled slightly sour and sweet with spice. Flavor was spicey with orange and sweet and smooth. I really liked it regardless of its lower rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
Not that great...Taste like old oranges and spices. I have had better belgian whites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Aroma of sweet malty caramel and citrus. Golden and hazy in color. Very sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Not too much citrus. Pretty smooth. The strength of this beer is covered by good maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUN 23, 2012
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.

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