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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,218 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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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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
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cnwillis31

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-23-2013 06:07:43 | More by cnwillis31
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-20-2013 05:16:39 | More by YoudownwithABV
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Johnroby

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-20-2013 05:15:33 | More by Johnroby
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13%

12-19-2013 22:31:34 | More by Mlawrence
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-15-2013 10:42:09 | More by dalepryor
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-15-2013 03:11:02 | More by 21Maestro8
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is very nice. The pour is a beautiful cloudy umber color with a thick long lived head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass that just lingers.

The nose is is a sweet peppery malt that is very floral and spicy. The sugars and fructose are dominant.

The taste is a bit alcohol at first, with some buttery hops that quickly take over. The coriander is noticeable and a nice touch. The malt is very strong but is subdued by the stronger spice, alcohol and hops.

Overall this one is fairly drinkable and full of complexity. Overall this is not one of my personal favorites or styles. But it is quite well crafted. I would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 22:07:01 | More by AtrumAnimus
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

No bottle date, I can spot, this was purchased in 2011.

Pours a rich caramel color with, better than I expected, aggressive carbonation. White head and lasting.

Muted aromas of rum and raisins. Toffee, brown sugar and candis coming through as well as in a potpourri.

Brown sugars and raisin/prune with unobtrusive alcohol ringing through the cranium. Overripe banana as well with muted clove on the tongue.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation stays enough to sparkle. Tongue gets a sticky coating as well.

This really has turned into more of a Belgium Dubbel with the candi presence, dried pitted fruit as well. I bought this due to the fact I got whacked off one bottle which I believed to be a great pre-flight craft. Fresh this was too perfumy and a lot of exentuated wheated present ie bananas and clove. This has aged in a way I had not imagined. One of the highest caloric intake brews and not sure I would ever waste any more time with this-don't feel like running extra miles over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 21:23:43 | More by joeseppy
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Alex5

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

12-10-2013 05:37:51 | More by Alex5
Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.