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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,237 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,237
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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-01-2012 02:59:47 | More by buckyp
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-31-2011 21:54:23 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -13%

12-31-2011 17:09:48 | More by hawkmage
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VonLuck23

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2011 20:14:17 | More by VonLuck23
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-28-2011 19:42:40 | More by Element1290
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godmare

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-27-2011 13:35:51 | More by godmare
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CrashOverride

Texas

1/5  rDev -71%

12-25-2011 18:52:32 | More by CrashOverride
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beerguy36

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-24-2011 17:46:07 | More by beerguy36
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lufra1983

Mexico

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-23-2011 15:08:42 | More by lufra1983
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orm56

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-23-2011 10:02:10 | More by orm56
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-22-2011 22:52:35 | More by Illmaticzx
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ponbon63

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

12-22-2011 21:47:27 | More by ponbon63
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Amp

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

12-22-2011 16:51:59 | More by Amp
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

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
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-21-2011 02:44:50 | More by dowen44
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CheckMate

Maine

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-18-2011 04:37:52 | More by CheckMate
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

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
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

12-18-2011 01:50:48 | More by Jemenhiser
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-17-2011 02:56:03 | More by Beer21
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

2/5  rDev -42%

12-17-2011 00:25:43 | More by rmalinowski4
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-16-2011 16:05:33 | More by Goldfoot
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hardigree2831

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-15-2011 01:46:22 | More by hardigree2831
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r3o

Florida

2/5  rDev -42%

12-15-2011 00:31:41 | More by r3o
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spedprof

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +44.9%

12-13-2011 04:36:56 | More by spedprof
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,237 ratings.