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RATINGS: 772   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2009
WWWOOOWWW!!! nothing like the original white ale by sammy. much better. floral aroma. no overpowering fruity taste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2009
VERY cloudy pour. Much darker than a wit, but I can see the wit in there.....reminiscent of my first marriage, I got no head at all. The aroma is ester alcohol and some spice. FULL bodied, this thing has a delicate flavor that I didn’t expect. After the first taste, the finish is pure alcohol. Some age might help, but its not like these four bottles will last the weekend or anything....I likey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle purchased at The Liquor Shop in Tyngsborro, Mass. Pours a hazy but clear red-amber with a short lived inch of off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Banana, clove, nut, spice all characterize the aroma, more reminiscent of a hefeweizen than a witbier really. Fruity sweet at first, with banana, nut, clove, pith, and a touch of citrus and some alcohol warming at the finish. Rich full body with moderate carbonation. A tasty smooth beer this is - a witbier or any sort of amped-up witbier this is not. Reminds me of a spiced hefeweizen. I like it though, and it’s way better than Samuel Adams White, and one of Samuel Adams’ better beers IMO. Not reviewing this for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2009
shared bottle... pours a very deep orange hue with a good amount of haze, yeast and an an average white head... really nice depth... big citrus and spice on the nose with a touch of apple... big mouthfeel, almost chewy... really nice up front with spice, orange and light fruit... very smooth and soft over the palate... big finish with the alcohol coming forward followed by more citrus. this is an explosive witbier and is imperial in every way... really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Hazy orange with a small dense head that lingers around for a while. Fruit aroma, spicy alcohol taste. Filling finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (208) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Cherry, flowers, raisin, hint of wheat, and apples come out in the aroma. Amber red in the color with a little cloudiness. Has a thin white head with spiderweb lacing. Taste of salt and pepper. Vanilla and caramel also pop out in the flavor. A heavy-bodied beer with a creamy texture. Starts out salty and ends sweet. The beer sticks to your mouth well after the drink(which i like). This beer is exactly like i remember awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2012
I thought this was a really tasty beer. Poured a deep hazy/amber into the glass with lots of malt, orange peel, coriander, and spice on the nose. Taste is big wheat, yeast, and spice. Touch of alcohol on the finish but I didn’t think it was overpowering, certainly doesn’t taste like its 10.3% Interesting brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robzawojski (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012 does not count
Very nice aroma and minimal head. Poured a nice amber color, almost perfect! Lightly bitter, but it’s nicely balanced with the orange peel taste. Another good one from Sam Adams that even my wife likes!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3367) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle a ÖÖWF 2012. Nose rich in coriander, smells very sweet. Taste: yeast, toffee, vanilla and a hint of coconut. Complex as hell

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1055) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
The color of this beer is beautiful, for it is a brownish orange with a white head that dissipates quickly; furthermore, the aroma is heavenly with hints of orange, coriander, and wheat. The taste is slightly sour, mildly sweet, slightly umami, and mildly bitter. Finally, the way the beer coats the mouth combines a full body, flat carbonation, a long finish, and a thick texture.


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