RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Bottled 355ml (Hilpe Hauki)
Hazy orange-amber color, small steady off-white head. Aroma is banana and alcohol sweetness. Full-bodied. Sweet banana, alcohol, light spiceyness but cant trace coriander. Too heavy. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
The dull opaque amber livens up when it is held up to light. Sugary, phenolic, flowery and boozy aroma. Very thick, sweet beer with light flowery-fruity notes. Ultra thick, cloying. Slight boozy finish. A bit of a mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy caramel amber. White head. Nose/taste of orange truffle, coriander, orange rind, toffee and alcohol. Taste is a bit to "hot" for a wit. Lots of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at tasting, pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander and citrus peel. Flavour of citrus, wheat, coriander and other indiscernible spices (ginger?) and some oranges. Pretty full-bodied for a wheat, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours burnished copper with an ok off-white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with underlying spice notes. Id call this full bodied. Carbonation is almost creamy. Some heat follows quickly upon sipping, but its at an acceptable level. Flavor is kind of citrus like a hefeweizen, but theres a lot of malt here. Spice, citrus and coriander are present. Rather astringent. Lots of medium dark stone fruit. Or ripe light stone fruit. This is fantastic stuff. Id put this high on my goto list. The Belgians should be writhing in envy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13908) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13904) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle poured a lightly hazy amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of coriander, wheat, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coriander, wheat and light orange with a smooth spiced finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
(12oz bottle) Creamy medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, melon, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, boozy, orange, some bubblegum. Sticky full body, alcohol burn. Improves a little as it warms, but still way too much alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
A hazed dark dirty amber with floaties and thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with peaches, and butter, a bit off. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with loads of alcohol, caramel, treacle, veering on barley wine, with smooth British hops. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slight hazy (very slight) orange copper color. Medium head with fair head retention and small flecks of lacing. Aroma is a fruit basket.... pineapple, peach, banana, grape and pear. Also some bready and caramel notes. Taste is pineapple, orange and banana juice. Seriously fruity. Also some bread, anise, coriander and caramel. Full bodied. Very interesting.

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