Review – Samuel Adams Imperial White
From the makers of Samuel Adams – Samuel Adams® Imperial White is a new perspective on the classic witbier style. Witbiers are normally light and refreshing with a fruity finish and we wanted to see how these characteristics would stand up when we amped up the recipe. We were totally blown away by the flavors that were created by this beer.
Boston Beer Co. – Samuel Adams Imperial White – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 10.3% abv. Purchased at Beverages and More Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: A hazy, cloudy light iced-tea clor. A thin, tight knit layer of suds sits atop.
Aroma: Bazooka Bubble Gum or Dubble Bubble from a far. Upon closer investigation, I can smell a bit of wheaty grain, but mostly fruity bubble gummy yeast.
Taste: Bananas, bubble gum, caramel, and a dose of bitter hops in the middle and finish.
Mouthfeel: Thick, almost syrupy.
Overall: Too sweet and heavy to drink more than one of these ever. I’ll give a nod to the 10.3 % abv.