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RATINGS: 769   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.


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2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (584) - Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2011
Aroma was sweet, fruity.. smelled better each time I gave it a whiff. Weird. Appearance of a nice fruity beer with a slight orange hue. Taste was decent, but the mouth feel was disappointing... wayyy too sweet, overwhelming. Not my kind of beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (515) - - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is spices and oranges. Taste follows the aroma with a large amount of alcohol in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (545) - - 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!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a cloudy darker amber color with ivory head. Wheat, coriander, plum, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little bit of a bite from the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper body with a one finger fizzy white head. The nose is very fruity and heavily spiced with some heavy pale malt and wheat. The flavor is pretty well just a crazy assault of coriander and orange peel with a big sweet pale malt and wheat base with a heavy alcohol presence. There’s pretty well no subtlety going on in here at all. Just a little too much of everything. Heavy and clingy body with a warming alcoholic finish. I really can’t get into this one too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Boozy, wheaty, sugary caramel malt, plum, and spice aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate off-white head, heavy flocculation. Sugary, fruity wheat malt, spice, and alcohol flavor. Medium full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Cloudy orange-amber color. Very small head, particularly for the style. Light spotty lace on the glass. Fresh raw wheat aroma with a strong dose of yeast. Notable alcohol in the background. Starts off smooth and alcohol oily. The flavors of wheat are muted. In fact, the most distinctive aspect is sour, citrus flavor. The aftertaste is all alcohol. Overall, not my cup of tea (or beer that is).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle shared by the nice mouthfeeled Chudwick. What an interesting Wit. Floral fo shizzel. Talk of cystic fibrous is kinda dampering the mood and maybe the rating, sorry Jim, blame Pocket or even Boomer’s bad genes. Who the fuck knows? Maybe blame the Creator or a Spaghetti Monster. Such is life I suppse, unless we are in the simulation theory, then we’re all fucked, especially if they format their hard drive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/1/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, bread, honey, caramel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, bread, caramel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, honey, caramel, wheat, bread, coriander, herbal, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial witbier. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drico133 (5) - long beach, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Smells of fruits mostly banana and a slight alcohol smell as well. Poured a dark hazy orange color little to no head. Taste keeping in mind its a big boy beer has a hit of alcohol vanilla a bit of sweetness taste like a good rum. Extremely warming good for a cold winter day by the fire. At 10.3 watch out it has a kick. Awesome beer loved it recommend it to people that like the heavy drinks. Solid 9 in my book

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Lots of the usual banana and clove belgian yeast flavor. Some decent citrus flavor and a slick mouthfeel.


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