canary dog (784) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Q: Is it possible to make a 10.3% white ale? A: Maybe, but not here. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
This stuff is not a white beer. It is rubyish-amber in color and it tastes like a barleywine. Although well-made and overall a decent beer, I docked it some points in the overall impression category for inability to attain proper style.
Bottle - Poured a slightly cloudy darkish amber in color with a medium head that sat contentedly on top of the beer and provided some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fairly thick with the bitter orange and coriander typical of this style... some clove/banana as expected... nice amount of bready Belgian yeastiness as well. Flavor follows pretty closely, but is *much* sweeter than I expected. Thick and chewy palate. Plenty of alcohol present. Clearly an "extreme" beer and a bit too sweet for me, but I like this beer very much! joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Excellent aroma of orange/corainder and light spices, some banana. Dark amber/orange color with a thin white head and average lacing. Taste of coriander with a creamy palate, and very noticeable alcohol. A decent beer, but not a fan of the extremely high alcohol content. 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. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours a amberish color with a small white head.Aromas of Bananas, candy, and some coriander. Flavor is of overripe bananas, candy, and Belgian yeast. Very strong and bold, but the alcohol is buried pretty well. Seems rather "thick" as well.
Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne. slimweebs (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Poured hazy orange color with a medium creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol burn as it warmed.
My expectations where met.
This is a pretty nice brew by Sam Adams. I’m not the biggest fan of their regular brews, but they do the imperials well. An interesting take on a belgian white, with a very strong flavor and high alcohol content. Poured a turbid light orange with a lacy head. Very malty aroma. Has a sweet and spicy flavor. Slightly too much carbonation, and could have a thicker feel. GMCC2181 (1614) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Robert at SL. This one was drank at home. Poured into a weizen. Just an ok head for a witbier. Light orange in color. Aroma of bananas, sugar and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Lots of bananas. Above average texture (thicker) for a belgian white and the carbonation level is fine. Considering its over ten percent, its a good beer. The alcohol is barely noticable. Overall a unique witbier worth trying. Thanks robert for sharing! swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours darker than most wits or all wits Ive come across. Deep orange amber. Aroma of banana, heavy spices, coriander. Taste is almost too spiced up, sweet syrupy caramel malts with booze, & heavy wit spices. Intersting but I prefer Southamptons. 10.3% takes this wit to a higher level so perhaps flavor was takiing a back seat to ABV? dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Aroma is slightly funky and fruity definitely citurus and spices along with tropical fruits. Flavor is definitely fruity, banana and pineapple. A little too sweet for me personally.