Samuel Adams Imperial White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by UTCengOwl:
4.03/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Saw a bottle of this as a single at Central Market and I figured why not. I was a bit down when I saw the other reviews, but I'm now thinking that a lot of those people were off in their opinions. A unique and interesting beer. Served in a New Belgium globe.
Nice, dense 1/2" white foamy head. However, the star is the light orange body with a red hue. It's hazy, but still brilliant when held up to the light. Inviting.
The smell is a bit solventy. Sticky, medicinal orange. This is gonna be interesting to drink...
This is... surprisingly good. Very reminiscent of a wheatwine. It has the thickness and body of a lighter barleywine. Much more fruit, too. A bit of spice on the start of the sip, but not an overwhelming amount carrying over to the aftertaste. The creaminess of the body is just heavenly. I think I hit this at the right temperature. Too hot and I bet this gets solventy. Too cold and I bet it's not as fantastically creamy.
I like this quite a bit. It most reminds me of Brooklyn's The Companion, but this has a lot more depth of flavor and better mouthfeel. Good show!
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 04:16:32 | More by UTCengOwl
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2.5/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
IMHO... This beer is very out of balance. Way to much sweetness that is not offset by the hop additions. Mouthfeel is chewy and luxurious. Smell was all alcohol and cloying sweetness. Taste was just like the smell to much of both alcohol and malt. Apperance was nice. About a finger of head and good lace on the glass. Overall the overpowering sweetness in both the smell and taste was just too much.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 03:01:35 | More by Robcson
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.