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Samuel Adams Imperial White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Imperial WhiteSamuel Adams Imperial White

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1,195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1195
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.71%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2009)
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An orange/amber color with an off-white head and great lacing, but the head dies very quickly.

Sweet malt in the aroma. Grainy, bready, a bit of orange, a hint of toasted malt.

Heavy, with plenty of carbonation tingle. Malty, bready and sweet upfront. Grainy wheat in the middle. Lots of sweet malty flavors as well as a bit of peppery spice. Orange in the finish and the aftertaste. Very interesting complexity.

With the 10.3% alcohol I'm already feeling it half-way through the beer. The flavors are great and I would definitely drink this again. My only complaint is that it's a little too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 23:40:58 | More by SuperSpy
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Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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