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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
murky orange with a white head.aroma is cream,oranges,and spice.flavor is much of the same with a wheat and cream finish.im diggin this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
Cloudy orange amber color makes the pour look a lot like honey, and the head atop is small. The smell is that of coriander, orange peel, and banana, and it is quite strongly scented too. The taste is definitely several notches above a typical Wit, and the concentrated phenols rush in rapidly to form a barrage of clove, white pepper, banana puree, and apple skins. Surprising the taste is very short lived as the alcohol immediately dries the palette leaving a warm but vacuous aftertaste with a ghostly spiciness. Needless to say the next sip is necessary due to these parched throat conditions. Definitely different than a typical Wit, and probably closer to a wheat wine than anything else. I am glad Boston brewing company is still experimenting.

   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!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a cloudy caramel-orange. Creamy head. Aroma is bold and citrusy. Flavor is fruity, and strong. This beer could certainly pass for a Belgian. Strong, sweet, orange-plum hints. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1109) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thick white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and wheat malt. Full, tangy body. Lots of fruit on the palate as well as caramel, yeast and alcohol. Long, sweet, fruity finish. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy light orange-brown body with a light creamy head. Big orange and coriander scents in the wheat-like nose. Very refreshing and intriguing aroma. Somewhat thicker and slightly darker body than a typical Witbier. One of the stronger orange peel flavors that I’ve encountered with an also noteworthy coriander flavor. Some great flavor but somewhat strong booze flavor, especially on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Poured from a bottle I aged for two years. Aroma of baking spices like nutmeg. Pours with a half inch head. Time has mellowed the beer out and given it a rich mouthfeel. It’s amazing how 10% alcohol can be this smooth. What a magnificent treat before bedtime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (165) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 Small, quickly dissolving head over body the color and translucence of orange pekoe tea. Aroma is apricot, ginger spice and a little soap. Taste is a wonderful balance of sweet, bitter, and saltiness. Palate is a satisfying, lively carbonated, medium bodied, with a welcomed, long, perfect, fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Truly taking a witbier to a whole new level! Robust, flavorful and definitely a pairing with some of my shellfish dinners! This witbier is truly pushing the boundaries of either the trappist dubbels or tripels! Go slow on this brew and enjoy it to its fullest!

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