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RATINGS: 768   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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish brown. Nice off white head. Looks highly carbonated. Wheat, yeast, orange and spice in the nose. The carbonation isn’t as aggressive as I thought it might be. It has a creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of gingerbread, alcohol, and some candy sweetness. Some lemon/coriander is lurking in there too. Sticky mouthfeel in the finish with the candy lingering a bit too long. Too sweet and not in very good balance.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle: A hazy orange pour with a modest sand colored head. Smells rich with coriander, orange peel, citrus fruits, and malt. Even a bit of bubblegum. Damn. After the initial aroma I thought this had serious potential. I can’t get past the cloying and dark fruity trainwreck of a taste. Somewhat medicinal too. Blah. It sucks even more when something smells so nice then tastes so bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Orange with a lacy white head. Alcoholic, citric, sugary, and spicy aroma. The flavor is hot and alcoholic with plenty of orange sweetness and a bit of spicy balance. Pretty heavy and sticky. Very similar in profile to their already too sweet white ale but with even more sweetness and a ton more alcohol, which doesn’t work at all here. I couldn’t even finish this.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottled. Poured medium ambery-orange with a short, uniform cap of white head. The aroma was large and in charge with warm bananas, sticky cloves, and some sort of strong cleanser over a pale malt and honey base.. hot, hot, hot. The flavor had sticky caramel and banana sugars with some peppery and clovey spices around.. hot finish with residual sugars and alcohol.. didn’t come together well. Thick, cloying, and messy on the palate with sticky sweetness laced with intense alcohol all over the place.. any semblance of subtlety was promptly defenestrated, and this was hard to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams Imperial White--Wheat Ale Brewed With Spices--Imperial Series--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 10.30% ABV--10 IBU’s? (2.25 / 5.0) Wit--Imperial. Thick pour. No sediment. Mild lacy white head. Cloudy hint bright rich amber color. Faint coriander orange hop front. Thick sweet spicy Quad caramel fruit body. Hot EtOH end. Very sharp--Needs Aging. Sweet malt overwhelms every other nuance. Sampled 3/12/2010. 4 @ $2.89 Each--2 Remaining For Aging.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2010
I was surprised at this..tastes..looks and feels more like a barleywine than a wit or white beer..yes the orange and spice notes are present but so is that saccharine-like sweetness that sam adams products sometimes seem to favor..cloudy appearance fruity aroma thick and sticky on the palate..not bad with a capital b but a difficult brew to drink,.cant help thinking sams take on an imperial ipa might be better

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RobertDale (3290) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, coriander and citrus. Sweet Aroma. Tastes very sweet. Thick with some alcohol. Just too sweet for me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
I never understand "imperial" session beer styles but here we go. Citrus nose, very floral with hints of spice and alcohol. Pours an orange amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. Strong malty flavor, caramel with hints of wheat bread and sweet coriander and hints of cinnamon. Not horrible, but its more of a spiced wheat wine. Not for me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a light amber color with a big white head. Aroma was of lots of clove and some orange. Taste was strong alcohol with some clove and corriander mixed in. Way too much for it to be drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for giving me some of this. Pours a luminescent deep pils color with considerable wheat haze. Aroma is of cotton candy, and distinctly of mystery fruit, which really weirded me out. Taste at first was pure raspberries, then cotton candy, then of some gummi bears I once had as a kid that made me sick (you never forget those). This turned me off in almost every way, and I worry my palate was way out of whack. I’ll have to try this again another time.


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