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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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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2009
This was a very good beer but not necessarilly one that I would drink again. Has an extraordinarilly fruity aroma and flavour. I drank this out of a shaker

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Cloudy amber, thin off-white head. Pleasant, complex flavor. Definitely Boston Beers best yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours from the 12 oz bottle an orangish-amber with a thick foamy head that settles into a heavy collar. Theres an almost macro like fizziness...LOTSA bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is wonderful, a mixture of fruit (orange & banana) and a caramel/toffee note. The flavor is big, bold and wonderful as well. I pick up hints of the aforementioned fruit plus the caramel/toffee, plus a bubblegum like sweetness. The alcohol is present and gets more noticeable as the beer warms, but doesnt take away from the experience. The mouthfeel is quite substansial...this is a thick, almost chewy beer. Overall, a big, bold, BEAUTIFUL beer from Jim Koch & the crew at Boston Beer Company!! This is top notch stuff, and I hope theres more on the shelves when I make my next beer run!!!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Aromas of spices and rum rasin. Clear copper color. It has a sugary toffee flavor thats a bit too intense. This is NOT a white ale for people who enjoy white ales! The mouthfeel is oily and full-bodied. The alcohol is too high for a white ale, by double or more. Its just too much of everything.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaroonOrange (137) - - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Viscous beer with little head. Aroma is Belgian yeast with cloves and pepper. Thick mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Taste is sweet with bananas, milk and white chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbe75 (133) - ICELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Aroma of sweet malty caramel and citrus. Golden and hazy in color. Very sweet taste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Not sure how old this bottle is, bought it off a breakage shelf. That said, this was awful and a unfortunately a drain pour. Pours an orange bordering on amber (wheres the white ale?) A small white foam quickly dissipates. Smells sweet with some spice in the background. Flavor-wise I get a lot of sweet caramel up front, and maybe a little spice. A big syrupy sweet mess. Low carbonation makes this a chore to get through. Overall this is a definite avoid beer. I am hoping it was just an old bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2010
12-oz bottle Marcellos, Lafayette, LA - Aroma: orange, corriander; Appearance: almost opaque, deep orange color, white head, lots of laces; Flavor: malty, spicy, honey, orange zest; Mouthfeel: full bodied, smooth and creamy texture, lively carbonation; Overall: interesting malty, fruity, spicy beer with slight dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
massive rich creamy head on top of an orange/amber translucent brew. nose has that wheat tang, with orange and coriander notes. body is nice and thick for a wheat beer. creamy with a decent balance of wheat, orange and coriander, and hops, finished with a slight alcohol burn down the back of the throat. strong aftertaste. decent brew, and the highest alc % Imp Wit ive seen out there.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours a murky amber with a 1/4" highly carbonated white head that dissipates in a few seconds. Aroma is sweet malts, with some orange and spice. Quite a bit of alcohol. The taste is sweet malty caramel with lots of coriander and some bready notes. The finish has a lingering bitter orange antiseptic booziness. My mouth actually feels a bit numb. For the amount of carbonation in the pour, the mouthfeel is a flat. Pretty heavy and syrupy sweet that makes my lips sticky. The prevalence of alcohol definitely makes this one a sipper and would be much more enjoyable on a cool fall/winter night as opposed to a hot summer night. Special thanks to the Durkes for sharing this with me.


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