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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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rosenbergh (11799) - 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

2.7
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small sudsy head. Nose is sweet, alcohol, mild spice, citrus. Flavor is overly sweet, vanilla, more alcohol, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a fusel alcohol finish. Not good.

2.7
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2009
I found this to be a bit sloppy and thick. No, I don’t find all these subtle flavors that others seem to taste. To me, it’s a murky sweet syrup of a beer. Greatly preferred the job they did with the Hallertauer Pilsner.

2.7
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with a fizzy, off-white head. Nice aroma of tangerine, coriander, banana, caramel and wheat with a hint of flowers, but just a hint. The flavor is moderatley to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Strong spicy tastes with some citrus and alcohol in the finish. Full body with a sticky texture and moderate carbonation. This does more than push the boundaries of a witbier. It falls off the edge, losing any semblence of being dry, crisp, refreshing or fully carbonated. Too sweet. Too sticky. Too spicy. But the aroma is very nice.

2.7
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
Wow shared this with Steve and Eric and Im glad I did. Dont think I could choke down a full 12 oz bottle of this. Tastes of moldy orange peel. Not worth the 2 bucks.

2.7
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Blankboy. Dark hazy yellow, good sized white head. Aroma - all alcohol. Taste - even more alcohol. This thing is a monster obliterating anything other flavours that might be hiding here. And I like my booze monsters. Credit for the effort and the "massiveness" of the beer but it ultimately fails as anything worth drinking more than a few sips of.

2.7
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of coriander, yeast, candi sugar, sweet malt, some bubblegum, alcohol. Flavor strong on the coriander and alcohol with some citrus fruits, and above all is extremely sweet. Incredibly syrupy mouthfeel, they really pushed themselves too far to create a massive so-called white ale. Not a winner.

2.7
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours cloudy dark caramel color with off white head. Very sweet candy aroma with corriander, oranges and alcohol. Cloyingly sweet and alcoholic with some corriander. Hard to drink. Medium body with minimal carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.. If I am in the mood for a witbier I want something that is light and refreshing. This is neither.

2.7
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
The color is a nice cloudy copper color, almost yellow at the edges. Brilliant color; thin, creamy head. The aroma of a Belgian tripel. Strong and spicy, with some banana. Earthy malts. Not much like a witbier in any way. The taste is toasted bananas, spicy cloves. Sugary malts, almost like an English ale. Belgian tripel-like spices, with some cinnamon. Good in theory, but the flavors don’t mesh well in practice. Feels fizzy and bubbly. An alcoholic bite on the way down. It’s a mix between a hef and a Belgian ale. They don’t go together as well as I’d hoped.

2.7
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle at Monks Café, Stockholm. Cloudy pale amber with a small white head. Flat sweetish yeasty aroma of sweet oranges, biscuit and mild corinader. Medium-bodied with yeaty flavours of mild ornages, peas and almonds. Yeasty finish with notes of peas, and coriander. Unclean Wit.


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