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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
jcr (2784) - 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 (3694) - 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.

2.6
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Ambitious offering from Sam Adams, which is good. Big orange taste primary flavor, with lots of alcohol afterburn. If you like a screwdriver, this is the brew for you. Some banana. A little too sweet for my liking. Subpar carbonation as well.

2.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of wheat, spices, flowers, pollen, coriander, slight orange zest, light alcohol, and artificial sweetener. Poured amber in color with a tiny, off-white head. Slightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of wheat, coriander, alcohol, and yeast. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Cloying alcohol and coriander finish.

2.6
User37895 (3085) - - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from SL. The pour was amber to orange in color, hazy appearance, weak head for the style for sure. The aroma was pretty simple, orange, coriander, malty sweetness/candi sugar-ish. The flavor followed, strong sweet lighter fruits (oranges, bananas), some spicing (coriander pretty much), caramel, finishing with a lingering sweetness. The mouthfeel was bordering on sticky, although the body didn’t quite match a sticky character. An ok brew, but pretty simple and primarily sweet.

2.6
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 14, 2009
12 oz bottle.... sweet smelling.... half inch white head with lacing.... sweeter than the spring white ale, and really the only difference is the alcohol%..... not much to say on this one ... generic.... after finishing this beer i realized i needed to redo this one ..... way lower

2.6
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pours dark golden with slight hint of amber, with off-white head. Nose leans more towards grain/malt, with a small ripe fruit component in there as well. On the palate the alcohol is right up front to me, with big wheat/malt flavors, sugary & tart flavors, and some dessert sweet spices towards the finish.


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