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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (11475) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11272) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Strong banana, orange, coriander, cinnamon and bread aroma. Cloudy brown-yellow color with small head. Sweet banana malt initially followed by a strong spicy (clove, coriander, white pepper) flavor. One of the spiciest witbiers Ive ever had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (11219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
From a bottle at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma was surprisingly malty with grain and biscuit notes. Flavor had more of a fruity and floral flavors for a lighter flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 What the hell is with this beer? A sweet mess. Pours an apricot/light brown color wtih a white head. Aroma is full of banana, spices, malt, honey, sugar and oranges. The flavor is pretty insane on the sweetness. I was not impressed. Lots of sugar, honey, syrup, dried fruit. I need to try this again in a regular beer setting instead of a crazy beer fest. Interesting but way too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (11030) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head that collapses upon itself until it becomes a permanent, creamy cap. The nose is quite subtle, but does provide notes of vanilla, ethanol and some odd, herbal fragrances. Full-bodied and very creamy with soft carbonation. Mainly, the flavor and finish are sweet and just a touch boozy/warming theres a little vanilla and toffee. I didnt really pick up any of the common wit esters or phenols, but I dont tend to enjoy them anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: Imperial White
Date: May 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine off white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet spiced candy aroma, lots of candy sweetness, nice complex spicyness, fruity orange and banana
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, sticky candy sweetness, touch of alcohol, nice spicyness, orange and banana, light bitterness
Overall: nice fruity candy in a glass
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy light orange-brown body with a light creamy head. Big orange and coriander scents in the wheat-like nose. Very refreshing and intriguing aroma. Somewhat thicker and slightly darker body than a typical Witbier. One of the stronger orange peel flavors that Ive encountered with an also noteworthy coriander flavor. Some great flavor but somewhat strong booze flavor, especially on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
ours chill hazy orangy coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is limey citrus, bubblegum, malt, pineapple, hops. Tastes citric, floral, rock sugary, witgh limey, pineapply, and clovey flavors. rather heavy palate that gets hotter as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden-orange color with a smaller white head. Nose is banana, clove, and some sour fruit. Medium palate. High ABV creates a warming sensation upon drinking. Taste is fruity first, then some coriander coming up later. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (10150) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark orange, brief golden head. Aroma and flavour are much like a euro strong lager or imp pilsener with added notes of orange and spices. Finish is very warming with nearly no bitterness. Quite sweet. Not my favorite.


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