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RATINGS: 759   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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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
coyforce (684) - California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Weird taste. Taste is kinda sweet, kinda bitter. I dont get much wheat from this brew and it is a bit dark for me to be called a white. This beer is pretty good though; it should just be labeled as an ale.

2.7
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle pours orange amber with an off white head. Aroma smells sweet with notes of wheat, coriander, orange marmalade, lemon peel and overripe banana. Based on the nose, I had higher hopes for what I was about to taste, but after the first sip, it kinda seemed a mess. A tad too sweet, becomes cloying after a while, and still doesn’t mask the alcohol bite on the finish. Good concept I guess, just poorly executed.

2.7
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours translucent orange with an off-white head. Nose erupts after being poured: malt, sugar, banana, bubble gum, candied citrus, lemon heads, and immense sugar presence with booze in tow. Flavor is overripe banana, booze, acetone, honey, sugar, bubble gum, and some cough syrup. Cloyingly sweet, sticky body, and every bit of 10% ABV.


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