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RATINGS: 773   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1111) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thechandler (577) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (821) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9417) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (156) - 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.

4.1
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours orange. Nose is spivey orange desserts. Cinnamon, cloves, sweet light colored caramels. Flavor is again heavy spices and sweet sugary cooked citrus. Mouthfeel is smooth, heavily slick and spices lend tangy bitterness. I loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natesbeerz (6) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
Hazy golden color. Aroma is just like blue moon. Taste very similar to blue moon but a bit more spice. Not as fruity as blue moon but packs a heftier punch. Must drink cold. Flavor becomes significantly more alcoholic when warm.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-6-12- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer has a hazy nice orange color with a thin white head. The head fades rather fast to leave only a small amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is of sweet bread and some nice orange citrus. There are good aromas of yeast as well as a nice boozy aroma which meld quite well with the rest of the aromas. Taste – The taste starts out big and bready. There is a nice sweetness upfront which is mainly of orange citrus in nature. As the taste advances the citrus sweetness in enhanced with the bready flavor lightening a bit. The yeast flavor starts to build more toward the middle with some flavor of banana accompanying it. These flavors sweeten even more as the taste advances to the end where they are meet with an alcohol flavor that gives a slight burning/warming flavor on the mouth. Mouthfeel – The body of this beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is also on the higher side. The thick body suits the bready flavors well, while the carbonation complements the sweeter flavors well, with neither the body nor the carbonation really taking away from the beer. Overall –While on the sweeter side, this is a nice flavorful imperial white. It is easy to drink and is at a good price. Sam does a wonderful job once again ad I would recommend this brew!!


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