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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,227 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 25
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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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brian786868968676

Arizona

5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 16:15:34 | More by brian786868968676
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lionnusmb

Iowa

2/5  rDev -42%

02-23-2014 03:43:09 | More by lionnusmb
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Miles228

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

02-23-2014 00:25:31 | More by Miles228
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-22-2014 21:33:13 | More by Syraquse
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 .

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 02:09:48 | More by WunderLlama
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-18-2014 20:13:54 | More by Jason
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tylerthetiger

Alabama

2/5  rDev -42%

02-16-2014 01:50:14 | More by tylerthetiger
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constantine_272

Oregon

2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 04:27:49 | More by constantine_272
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

02-01-2014 17:27:28 | More by ShepardCommander
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-24-2014 22:07:59 | More by DOCRW
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gunther1205

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

01-22-2014 04:11:53 | More by gunther1205
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:02:21 | More by superspak
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2014 23:14:12 | More by moochmonster
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SoCaliC8

California

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

01-17-2014 12:03:57 | More by SoCaliC8
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boesesfleisch

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-09-2014 04:58:59 | More by boesesfleisch
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

01-08-2014 01:20:50 | More by OgreSanchez
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13%

01-06-2014 00:54:49 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-04-2014 06:30:11 | More by cwguy5
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-03-2014 16:13:34 | More by drbenderdo
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Jut

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-03-2014 08:21:55 | More by Jut
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-01-2014 21:59:55 | More by mmilyko
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2013 04:24:52 | More by BillRoth
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2013 18:47:46 | More by Dolfan907
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wise456

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

12-26-2013 16:03:39 | More by wise456
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2013 19:44:41 | More by LXIXME
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.