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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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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2.8
deyholla (12038) - 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
rosenbergh (11760) - 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
shrubber85 (11582) - 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 I’ve ever had.

3.4
BVery (11241) - 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.

3.2
hopscotch (11182) - 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 – there’s a little vanilla and toffee. I didn’t really pick up any of the common wit esters or phenols, but I don’t tend to enjoy them anyway.

2.8
daknole (11050) - 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.

3.5
DocLock (10973) - 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.

3.5
kp (10881) - 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
cubs (10693) - 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 I’ve encountered with an also noteworthy coriander flavor. Some great flavor but somewhat strong booze flavor, especially on the finish.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle originally picked up from Jungle Jims right off the truck in February 09 from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, biscuits, banana, pears, citrus, mild spices, coriander, somewhat syrupy, warming alcohol, niceto see Sam Adams doing ssome bigger beers.


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