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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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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a light amber color with a big white head. Aroma was of lots of clove and some orange. Taste was strong alcohol with some clove and corriander mixed in. Way too much for it to be drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for giving me some of this. Pours a luminescent deep pils color with considerable wheat haze. Aroma is of cotton candy, and distinctly of mystery fruit, which really weirded me out. Taste at first was pure raspberries, then cotton candy, then of some gummi bears I once had as a kid that made me sick (you never forget those). This turned me off in almost every way, and I worry my palate was way out of whack. Ill have to try this again another time.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Hazy butterscotch in color with a very thin layer of froth. Malty brown sugar aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel. over the top sweetness, candy sugar and not much else. They really missed the mark on this one.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
I am not a big fan of Belgium WItbier. This one was very thick, sweet, and had a strong citrus flavor. The alcohol can not be tasted, which is a shock considering the percentage.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Dark golden pour with thick white head, sweet malt aroma with orange peel background, sweet bomb of a flavor with orange extract like pop, lingering sweet citrus syrup, no hop bitters noted, more barley wine instead of witbier, couldnt finish 100%

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a hazy copper color with a large amount of white head. Aroma of wheat malts, citrus and alcohol. Taste is of honey, wheat, clove, caramel, bananas and vanilla. All of these flavors take a back seat to the harsh alcohol notes going on throughout the beer. When you add the alcoholic warming of a 10%+ beer with mild wheat notes and no meaningful hop contribution, it makes the beer taste like a solvent. This beer finally lead me to the conclusion that not every beer style should be imperialized. (Go ahead and send me hate mail, its ok.)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2012
a bottle gotten as part of a mix six from my local beer shop. color is a hazy dark orange. Aroma is coriander, orange zest and esters but can also sense the strength of this one in the aroma. feels more like a Belgian strong ale. Taste is light sweet tartness and zest with a little alcohol evaporation on the back of the palate. mouth feel has a thickness fitting the abv but still some decent cabrination in it. not bad part of this series.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rodenbach99 (4385) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Bouteille de 1pt 6 oz. Prsentation diffrente de la photo (un lion rampant a remplac le bon vieux Sam). Merci Patrick. Bire dore la limite du cuivre avec une mousse beige ple, paisse et crmeuse. Drle de nez avec ce qui me semble tre des pices, du bl cru et du malt ple. La bouche est drle, un peu dsorganise. Elle est forte, puissante en alcool, sucre. Elle cure la limite. Impossible de terminer la bouteille. Unique...une chance !!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Deep orange beer with a thick creamy white head. Massive chewy aroma. There is a lot of heavy chewy sweetness. There is a lot of big orange citrus aroma. It smells like unfermented orange juice. Intense wheaty/bubble gum maltiness on the nose that initially reminds me of Smuttynose Wheat Wine. The flavour though is God-awful. Rotted banana and oranges over a heavy chewy sweetness. Underattenuated and candyish with an overly sticky chewy sweetness. Meh, this stuff is awful. Drainpour.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2009
This one pours a deep rich apricot color with a tall froth that lingers. Strong sticky sweet aromatics come into play here with a bit of spice. Full nectar weight with creamy carbonation set the stage pushing cloyingly sweet stonefruit essence forefront. Not much left after this sweet malt sludge overfill. This is more like a n English barleywine in style. Very little spice if any. The finish is more acidic than bittered. Ugh! Im not sure why this rates as high as it does @ 86 for style as of 4-4-2009. I will say the texture on this is outstanding.


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