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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13163) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper golden with a medium frothy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a light malt with lemon honey and banana. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is very sweet with banana and citrus and alcohol is very present. a unique wit from Sam Adams.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, clove, orange, grass, coriander, and rubbing alcohol. Flavor of clove, wheat, banana, coriander, and bread.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (12755) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Re-rate 8/8/10: Bottle. Bottle. Hazy orange color with a white head. Spicy aroma with fruits (some citrus), coriander, caramel malt and alcohol. Very sweet flavor with malt, caramel, honey, a bit of wheat, yeasty notes and big spiciness, getting bigger and harder on the tongue towards the drier, hot alcoholic finish. Full-bodied, syrupy and sticky. Drinkabilty slightly increases as the beer gets warmer. Too sweet, too spicy, too alcoholic, too much. The previous rating was very rushed, Im glad I tried it again and gave it a more proper rating. 6/3/5/2/10=2.6

Bottle sample during Beerfest in Tel Aviv. Amber color. Aroma of oranges, malt, a bit of alcohol, some more fruits and light spiciness. Sweetish fruity and spicy flavor with some yeasty hints and caramelly and bready malt. Medium-bodied. Not too wheaty overall. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12571) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw), average hop (perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of pear, honey, and powdered sugar. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a persistent slightly beige foam; aroma of matured bananas and solvant; full-bodied and sticky, very sweet, heavy mouthfeel, tons of cinnamon in an heavy banana finish with notes of alcohol - quite cloying

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12343) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This beer is a hazy yellow-orange color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of grainy malt, brown sugar and citrus. Spices in the background too. The finish is coriander and yeast with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
12oz bottlepours a foamy to rich off white head and amber/orange color. Aroma is light mat/bready, secondary orange, spice. Taste is sweet/sticky light/medium malt-bready, spice-coriander/pepper, orange, alcohol. Interesting. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange/amber color with a smaller sized off whtie head. Aromas of citrus (mainly oranges), coriander, some wheat, and caramel. Tastes of citrus (the same oranges), wheat, sugary sweet, and caramel. Sweet with some alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11641) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
Better than your verage wheat beer. Sweetish aromas. Pours creamy head, and creamy above-average thick mouthfeel. Carbonation greater than average. Satisfying and drinkable. Some orange, spices.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
355 ml bottle. Finland. Hazy orange colour with small white head. Aroma is not fresh. Malt, wheat, alcohol and some spices. Maybe some citrus in aroma. Flavour is spices, sweet malt/wheat and alcohol. Strong alcohol makes this rich and heavy but it really lacks freshness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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