Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Goliath:
4/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear light caramel color and there is a one inch bright white head that forms on the pour. It quickly dissipates leaving nothing behind.
The aroma is decent. There is a large malt presence with notes of bread and caramel. There is also a decent yeast quality available as well.
The taste is interesting. Again there is a nice malt presence with bread and caramel. There is a bit of spicey yeast available as well.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a large efforvescent bubble.
Overall I think it's a great beer. I'm suprised everyone is rating it so poorly. I think maybe it's difficult for many beer nerds to grasp the concept? It's an odd style for one, and I doubt most of us have that much to compare it to, I myself only can compare it to Deus. I largely prefer Infinium between the two, but both were a great experience.
IMO this is one to be enjoyed with friends. It's a large format of an odd style to try and take out by yourself although it would be easy to do. Just come into this beer with an open mind and enjoy the experience. A very special thanks to Sam Adams and Weihnstephan for producing a moderately priced odd beer style for us to have. It was a great experience.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2012 22:24:47 | More by Goliath
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3.75/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this aged bottle well past the enjoy by date - so this may not be entirely fair. Aged 16 months, not recommended 6. Beautiful hazy caramelly, orange color. Nose was Belgian-y, like a quad, and sweet with some alchohol. The champagne bubbles - still enough to overflow the bottle upon popping the cork - strip flavors off the tongue and cut the sweetness. This is good as the flavors are brown sugar, rock candy and malts sweet, again similar to a quad. Overall - glad we tried it, no off flavors from over-aging. It was an experience, not a go-to.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 00:19:09 | More by WOBrewstraveler
Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.