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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Hazy butterscotch in color with a very thin layer of froth. Malty brown sugar aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel. over the top sweetness, candy sugar and not much else. They really missed the mark on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2012
a bottle gotten as part of a mix six from my local beer shop. color is a hazy dark orange. Aroma is coriander, orange zest and esters but can also sense the strength of this one in the aroma. feels more like a Belgian strong ale. Taste is light sweet tartness and zest with a little alcohol evaporation on the back of the palate. mouth feel has a thickness fitting the abv but still some decent cabrination in it. not bad part of this series.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rodenbach99 (3255) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Bouteille de 1pt 6 oz. Présentation différente de la photo (un lion rampant a remplacé le bon vieux Sam). Merci Patrick. Bière dorée à la limite du cuivrée avec une mousse beige pâle, épaisse et crémeuse. Drôle de nez avec ce qui me semble être des épices, du blé cru et du malt pâle. La bouche est drôle, un peu désorganisée. Elle est forte, puissante en alcool, sucrée. Elle écœure à la limite. Impossible de terminer la bouteille. Unique...une chance !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Deep orange beer with a thick creamy white head. Massive chewy aroma. There is a lot of heavy chewy sweetness. There is a lot of big orange citrus aroma. It smells like unfermented orange juice. Intense wheaty/bubble gum maltiness on the nose that initially reminds me of Smuttynose Wheat Wine. The flavour though is God-awful. Rotted banana and oranges over a heavy chewy sweetness. Underattenuated and candyish with an overly sticky chewy sweetness. Meh, this stuff is awful. Drainpour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2009
This one pours a deep rich apricot color with a tall froth that lingers. Strong sticky sweet aromatics come into play here with a bit of spice. Full nectar weight with creamy carbonation set the stage pushing cloyingly sweet stonefruit essence forefront. Not much left after this sweet malt sludge overfill. This is more like a n English barleywine in style. Very little spice if any. The finish is more acidic than bittered. Ugh! I’m not sure why this rates as high as it does @ 86 for style as of 4-4-2009. I will say the texture on this is outstanding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Not sure why the hell someone would decide to make a beer like this. Big, chewy bread backbone. Strong syrup sweetness with big caramel notes. Lots of fruit, namely plum and raisin, but funked orange peel and some sour apples. The spice is there but totally overpowered by the retarded malt backbone.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
I knew this was going to be a mess as soon as I poured it… a (Double WHITE) that is a medium hue of AMBER in color? Cloyingly sweet with a syrupy palate. All the flavors are muddled and show almost NO resemblance to any relation of a Witbier, literally nothing but the Belgian yeast, and coriander spice. This is really a disaster! DeProef Grande Blanch or Southamption Double White should have been sampled in Boston before this was ever released. 4 sips in and your drain pour. Man, I really wanted to like this, totally bummed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Pours out a dark burnt orange with a light colored head that quickly shrinks. A light aroma with notes of grass and slight citrus. A much lighter aroma than expected. Flavor is surprisingly full for such light aroma. Incredibly bitter first taste with a long lasting slightly sour finish. Flavor reflects the wheat origins of this beer. Mouth feel is sticky. Finish is medium in length and leaves a dry mouth feel afterward. After drinking more of this beer I realized how unpleasant it really was. Rarely do I have trouble finishing a beer, but this was one of those times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: I’d like to start out by saying that I had to pour like a crazed lunatic to get my 2 fingers of head. Cloudy medium orange color. Head surprisingly has average retention and a good amount of lacing. 3.5 S: Orange peel. Orange zest. Lots of orange going on. A bit lemony as well and a touch of grassy hops. 3.0 T: The first sip almost knocked me on my ass from the huge alcohol punch. Caramel sticks out like a sore thumb. Didn’t expect this from a wit. Banana and orange blend together to form a very tasty fruitiness. Still alcohol runs rampant. Tastes kinda like a homebrew gone unchecked. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation, but once again the alcohol comes in to crash the party, preventing a smooth finish. 2.0 D: This gives a good argument for why witbiers should not be imperialized. There isn’t enough going on to neutralize the alcohol. Simple as that. This is my second SA Imperial series. The stout had the same ultra alcohol burst problem too. One more to go it appears. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-15-2009 07:32:22

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a cloudy moderate golden color with a white head. Nose brings a lot of booze and some stone fruits, peaches, and a bit of banana and spice. The taste is really dominated by booze with some slight peach flavors in the background. Feel is very poor, nearing on awful, with some cloying sugar and booze. Way too thick, even for an imperial wheat beer. Much thicker and more boozy than the typical wheatwine. Not a good beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-16-2010

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