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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pour is reddish amber. Flavors is very cherry focused, not a typical soapy flavorless wit. Alcohol hidden very nicely. Good to see Sam Adams brew stuff like this, one of my top wits.

   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. Wasn’t 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2009
12oz bottle, 4pk. Pours a very deep golden orange. Very sticky appearance. Thick off- white head. Huge lace. Strong aroma of fruit, honey, some spice, and bubblegum. Lots of coriander in the nose, fruitiness. Flavor has a bit of vinous grape juice and a bit more coriander flavor to match the heavy aroma. Very thick textured, especially for a ’witbier’. Very strong and very thick bodied. Chewy texture. Very nice malt character, full and heavy. Heavily spiced. Bold and beautiful. This is a top notch beer from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2009
A spicy fruity, maybe orange aroma, beautiful dark orange color. The flavor on this is quite nice, not a lot of wheat presence, but the alcohol dominates a bit too much. Pretty good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1847) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Color is a burnt orange with mellow carbonation and a very thin tight tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel and alcohol. Taste is rich and citrus sweet. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich creamy feel. Finish jumps out sweet with some caramel then dried orange peel and ends with a yeast and coriander taste. In the after taste the sweet fruit hangs for just a moment with a hint of banana and a touch of alcohol. Wow this is a great brew, it has nice White essence along with bold Belgian notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Poured from bottle. Vanilla aroma. Copper, tan head persists. Vanilla, cake, citrus, and pepper. Just a teeny hit of alcohol in flavor. Lacing. Great mouth feel, but a bit sticky. Finished well. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
IMPRESSIVE in its vegetable wheat aroma followed by an orange citrus like citron on a fruitcake perfume. aroma comes thru in the taste and i find it demonstrative and among the very best wheats i have ever tasted. looks great, substantive and slippery it is deep orange and pours like nectar with a nice white head. settles nicely into an aged like old ale yet remains a wheat and a wheat to be remembered. spices so recessed here just great brewing and recipe so apparent i could go on and on about this one...somewhat surprised and a must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
A: Poured with a small, white, fizzy head that diminished quickly to thin film. Body is a dark orange (almost brown) color, not what I’d expect from a wit, and quite cloudy. Leaves some light lacing on the sides of the glass. S: Great aroma... you can smell the fruit (especially the orange), as well as some light hops. There’s also an underlying scent of the alcohol, but it fits perfectly with everything else. T: Everything you can smell comes out very well in the taste of the beer... orange and coriander flavor, like most wits, but with a slight bitter, hoppy finish. The alcohol also comes through, but is not overpowering at all (hidden quite well, really, for a <10% abv beer) and warms the throat as it goes down. M: Excellent mouthfeel, as it is quite full-bodied, with a slick and creamy texture. Average to soft carbonation. D: I really enjoyed this beer, my first imperial white. Deceptive in its strength, the high alcohol doesn’t inhibit drinking more than one of these babies, and the taste isn’t overly sweet and spicy like some wits can be.

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