Samuel Adams Imperial White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +15.9%
Un-dated 12oz bottle poured into a Shock Top weizen glass. Clerk assured me it was a pretty fresh delivery.
Appearance - By color, this is absolutely not a "wit" beer, then again this goes out of it way to differentiate and call itself an imperial wit. Very hazy medium amber body. Small offwhite head with low retention and fine lacing.
Smell - Vinous. Alcohol. Faintly like a barelywine.
Taste - Holy s***. That is definitely not your typical witbier. It's much more akin to a barelywine in terms of the kick in the face you receive, and the prominence of the alcohol. Almost gets into malt liquor territory.
Mouthfeel - Very solvent. Sharp and slightly spritey. Medium to full bodied, but it doesn't stick too much since it's so solvent.
Overall Drinkability - As a witbier, I can't really grade this beer since it's absolutely not a witbier. For being an "imperial wit", as it sets out to do, it's very, very interesting and quite enjoyable.
12-22-2011 03:28:58 | More by ZenAgnostic
4.03/5 rDev +16.8%
appearance: hazy yeasty honey. Slight wispy white head.
smell: Candy, fruit, citrus with a hint of spice.
taste: As tasty as the nose hints. Very drinkable, smooth.
mouthfeel: full and creamy. Very pleasurable, lush even.
overall: this one doesn't seem to get much love but it's a standout imo.
12-18-2011 04:05:16 | More by cindyjeffsmith
2.35/5 rDev -31.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by alcohol, a touch of spice. Taste is also of alcohol from start to finish, a touch of citrus is present. Feels light in the mouth with a slight alcohol burn and overall this is the 2nd beer from the imperial series that I have tried, and the 2nd epic fail.
12-17-2011 15:10:35 | More by tone77
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,237 ratings.