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RATINGS: 778   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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1.7
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Poured golden haze, one finger head, taste of carmel hits right away with several other flavors overwhelming the palate. Too busty for my taste.

4
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Poured into the glass it produced a very nice, opaque, golden-hued beer. It had a nice film around the edge after the head settled. The aroma consisted of a lot of hops. It was also pretty sweet - reminded me a little of traditional Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Aside from this, it was a pretty complex scent and I couldn’t pick everything out. As for the taste, there wasn’t much to say at the start of it but at the end there was a hit of everything. There was a nice combination of barley and spices and a slight bite from the aforementioned barley and alcohol content. This was a pretty smooth beer but it was a little unbalanced in terms of taste-flow. It started with not much of anything, kicks you with a spice and it ends bitter. It reminded me a little of Chimay White in terms of overall flow.

2.7
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2010
I was not anticipating how smooth, velvety, and strong this beer would taste. Pours an orange amber and thicker than most Wits. Does not go down as light as a true Wit. Contains a strange blend of the lighter Wit with the heavier stronger Imperial taste. Did not work for me.

3.5
TungstenGT (34) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2009
poured a murky copper color with short-lived 2 finger white head. aroma of orange, lemon, coriander, bread. medium mouth feel, spices, rock candy, fruit, yeast, banana. warm going down and very low carbonation. a witbier that’s a bit over the top, but that’s what the brewer was going for! very interesting to try.

3.2
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
I found this beer to be very interesting. Looked pretty good, slight haze, had an off white yellowish/orangey colored head to it that fades away pretty quickly. Had some slight lacing to it, not very much. The smell was kind of all over the place. Had a strong citrusy/spicy. The taste was good to, but there was just so much flavor to it. It had one particular taste that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Almost seemed like a orangey type jam flavor. You can taste the alcohol a bit in the aftertaste but not very strong. The mouthfeel and drinkablility were good. No carbonation bite and despite the high alcohol content you couldn’t really taste it. I don’t regret trying this at all, not normally my cup of tea, but pretty good.

3.5
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Aged roughly 5 months. Color of caramel, no head to speak of. Nose is brandy and alcohol sweetness. Mellow alcohol taste, less intense than I expected from the aroma. Very sweet. The light carbonation leaves a sweet coating on the tongue. I think this would age very nicely.

4.5
pauljackson1 (25) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Very good belgian from a brewer that doesn’t stop reinventing itself. Nice to see a beer with such high gravity and obscure style mass marketed. Beer was sweet, and farly neutral with respect to the effect of the yeast.

3.7
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Not typically a fan of Sam Adam’s beers, but I must say I was surprised. Give it a try if you too are a non-believer.

3
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Surprisingly, under whelming aroma with an amber and cloudy appearance. The flavor is mildly fruity that lingers on the pallet. Overall, slightly above average and I will likely drink it again.

3.7
paleasale (20) - USA - NOV 28, 2009
very decieving. 10.2% abv. lots of notes of citrus and spice. very smooth after the first sip, not as much aroma as some other witbiers. goes down smooth, but grabs you when u least expect it.


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