Samuel Adams Imperial White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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5/5 rDev +44.9%
An Absolutely amazing Imperial! So sad its be discontinued, but luckily I bought out the store for years to come. This beer is great off the shelf, and astonishing in taste years later. I have four year old bottles I open for very special occasions and the taste is similar to a fine port wine. in about 10 years when my stock is empty I will be upset with Sam Adams for their mistakable choice of discontinuing it.
02-23-2014 16:15:34 | More by brian786868968676
3.75/5 rDev +8.7%
Bottle poured into glass stein
Copper orange, translucent pours a nice head that settles to a white foam cap. Lacings on the glass.
Sweet aroma of oranges, coriander, malt.
Sweet smooth first sip. Malt, coriander, orange. Hint of alcohol, gentle carbonation, good mouthfeel. Smooth aftertaste
Sweet, enjoyable, repeatable .
02-20-2014 02:09:48 | More by WunderLlama
2.79/5 rDev -19.1%
A: Light brown with a touch of orange and copper. Slightly cloudy. Hefty amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Light carbonation.
S: Spice, coriander and musk. Tons of alcohol.
T: More musk. A lot more musk. More spice and coriander. Bread yeast with an odd sweetness. Alcohol. Starts off of caramel. Finishes with a long greasy taste with a bit if citrus and the funkiness of fermenting grass clippings. Way too much sweetness that finishes long.
M: Viscous and syrupy from the alcohol. Long aftertaste and a bit mineral. Medium dry. A little heavy.
O: This one doesn't work for me. It tastes a lot like the gose from Sam Adams I just reviewed. I hope all four beers from the sampler pack don't taste like a variance from the same base recipe. Anyway, it just tastes like stale old beer that was stored improperly. The alcohol and the sweetness is so big that it makes it hard to drink. Tastes a bit better as it warms up, but still meh.
02-08-2014 04:27:49 | More by constantine_272
3.8/5 rDev +10.1%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/1/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, bread, honey, caramel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, bread, caramel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, honey, caramel, wheat, bread, coriander, herbal, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial witbier. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
01-20-2014 22:02:21 | More by superspak
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.