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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
Served cold out of a bottle. Wonderful color, golden orange with a white forming and lacing head. Wonderful smell of fruit and alcohol. Taste is that of banana to me. Great overall brew, wonderful Job Boston!!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
swiseman (426) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
dark amber - almost red. half inch, perfect head when poured out of the bottle. aromas of caramel and spice. medium-heavy body. lots of citrus, coriander and some caramel with a generous flavor of alcohol that comes through without overpowering the other flavors. thick and lasting lacings. Far from perfectly balanced, this is a big, bold beer considering the style. Well worth a try.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
semi-opaque copper with a thin white head, full body with a fine medium carbonation.

aroma: rich orange, sweet.

taste: lots of orange, pale malt backbone.

a great complex sipping beer that is also quite drinkable, even sessional with food. almost too good and drinkable for being over 10%, if you believe in such a thing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauljackson1 (25) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Very good belgian from a brewer that doesn’t stop reinventing itself. Nice to see a beer with such high gravity and obscure style mass marketed. Beer was sweet, and farly neutral with respect to the effect of the yeast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours dark tan, looks like a barleywine, not a witbeer; I was initially concerned I got a mislabeled bottle. But the aroma smells like a sweet wit, fruity and almost bubble gum. Taste is amazing, very sweet for a wit with a strong coconut flavor. If you told me this was a coconut beer, I’d believe you. Very thick, which I am looking for in these "imperial" versions of regular styles. Not hot at all, the alcohol is barely there. There is a bit of wit beer still in this beer, but I’m glad to see Sam Adams take this over the top and make something that defies classification. Though I am giving it the slightest deduction in points for not really tatsing like a wit...I loved it.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
0,35 flaske på Liberty of the Seas: gikk nesten i dørken av begeistring. Som en god belgisk trippel og om mulig enda fyldigere. Kun for de som liker søte, sterke øl. Velbalansert. En sann nytelse i små slurker.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a nice copper orange with a nice foamy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus. Crisp, clean citrusy orange wheat taste with a nice clean finish. Damn good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Cloudy, dark orange pour with a medium tannish head that filmed nicely, very well balanced nose of grape and spice, bready malts, and citrusy hops, flavor has some banana, clover honey, cinnamon, raisin, orange, and a thick, oily mouthfeel. Not at all alcoholic, despite the potency. Very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (499) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
golden orange color with minimal white head. spicy citrus aroma. High maltiness with complex floral arrangement- Coriander orange peel. Tastes like sam adams white but with much more of a syrupy kick.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1166) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
(bottle) cloudy orange amber colour with a small white head; aromas of stewed fruit, honey; thick palate; rich, malty, balanced flavour, starts sweet then turns into a long medium bitter finish; excellent


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