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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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1.6
loveamberbock (19) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Tastes sweet and high alcohol. Pours red/yellow with light head. Remains sweet on palate. Not bad for a high abv white. To be expected from Sam Adams.

1.1
vicg12 (17) - - FEB 21, 2013
The smell was interesting, I was initially intrigued. Really is a beautiful beer, loved watching it while it filled up my glass, like bubbly golden straw. Right when it enters your mouth you are just struck with a strong pungent burst, it discourages you from taking a large sip, I powered through and was not rewarded. It is really just disgusting. Too many flavors buying for your attention, and they are like steam rollers on your taste buds, they don’t get along. Save your money and don’t buy this beer, it’s only good to look at. I ended up using 75% of the 24 oz bottle for cooking because I couldn’t handle anymore awfulness.

3.9
boscoja1 (14) - gainesville, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Interesting, very interesting. Lots of banana in the aroma, very sweet, but smooth and not sharply sweet. Cloudy pour with a light head, mid amount of carbonation. Light lingering palate. Good sweet beer. Impressive for Sam Adams.

3.4
mitch1261 (13) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours a hazy amber color with a solid white head. There was n aroma of spices such as coriander and orange peel. The flavor was sweet with an obvious high alcohol content. This was a very good beer considering I am not typically a fan of White beers.

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Evangelion2014 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A relatively clear dark golden pour, not too much sediment floating around; smells of alcohol and spice. Body is medium-full, taste of mild witbier spice banana and clove phenols, a huge sugary caramel presence shows up with a some sweet alcohol rounded at the very end by a slight twang of herbal hops. Not bad, but it tastes and feels just as much like a weizenbock as it does a witbier, and in general there aren’t enough sour citrus, yeast or spice notes to keep this balanced. An interesting effort and worth trying but River horse still gets my vote for best ’imperial’ witbier.

3.7
RichieMac3 (11) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Malty aroma. Not a lot of head on this guy. Dark golden in color. First taste that I noticed was alcohol. Had some light malt, citrus and spicy flavors. Medium to heavy bodied. I was initially intrigued by this beer purely because I have never had or heard of an imperial white. It has a lot more flavor to offer than other white beers.

2.8
Tlingers (11) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Nice dark gold color. Aroma has floral with a hint of citrus. Taste sweete at first, then leaves a bitter after taste.

1.1
CaptSpify (10) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tastes like syrup and add-flakes........................................

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flex411 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Out of a pint glass. Minimal carbonation. creamy, dough, caramel, hazy, amber, a minimal head. Great Aroma.

4.2
cubsfan05 (9) - - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Not much aroma, but the beer has a deep orange look and a very rich flavor. the high abv is noticeable as the beer is heavier than you might initially guess. full of flavor though which is how great wheat beers should be. fantastic beer, but the 4 packs on sale are drastically overpriced


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