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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 01-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,283
Reviews:
643
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
19.36%
 
 
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Photo of Dreizhen
4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrinst
2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes in looking thick, thick white beer along the likes of Imperial Orchid White. Chunky sandwich beer. This is not a slam, in fact, the beer looks quite good for style. Huge, but good. 1/2" white head. Aroma was just everything from mom's spice rack dropped in there, coriander, thyme, cinammon, vanilla, cardamom, clove etc. . .

This goes big on everything for style, sweetness, bitterness, hoppiness (to a lesser degree for sure, but high for a witbier, imperialized or not). The format was nice and affordable for such a big beer. I wouldn't want 22oz of this, but splitting a 12oz beer 2-4 ways gives an appreciation for what they did on this 'extreme' beer style.

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Photo of Zylod
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkawachi
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy amber under a sticky persistent 2” white foam collar.
S: Fruit, orange, coriander and wheat
T: Big flavors of spice, fruit, wheat and malt wrestle with potent alcohol.
F: Medium full body and medium carbonation
O: This is a big, muscular beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't understand the reviews that saw this is super sweet, I don't taste it. Really strong white and very good

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2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jared_Alexander
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

10.3% ABV and does not hide it. This doesn't mean it's a bad beer, in fact it's one of my favorite Sam Adams offerings. If you want a beer that has a great taste and punches you in the face with its ABV, you have to try this. Regardless it is worth trying at least once.

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1.42/5  rDev -59%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Sickeningly sweet. This tastes as if you took one of those gummy orange slice candies, then melted it, mixed it with orange triplesec, carbonated it and put it in a fancy overpriced beer bottle. If you like candy and oranges and lots of alcohol and sugar, then you'll like this.

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3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bluestank
1.52/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Samuel Adams Imperial White from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.46 out of 5 based on 1,283 ratings.
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