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Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,063 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 23.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 152 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 12-04-2010)
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Reviews by Goliath:
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4/5  rDev +24.2%
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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A. Beautiful deep orange color with faint hints of red. Pours with a big head that dissipates rather quickly.

S. Strong clover honey dominates the nose. Barely any hops or phenols (from the Belgian yeast strain). For being 10.3%, there's no alcohol notes in the nose.

T. Sweet, honey-like malt upfront. A slight carbonic acid bite finishes the taste. No alcohol notes, very smooth.

M. Highly carbonated with a nice medium mouthfeel.

O. Not a bad beer. My first beer of this style. I didn't get many champagne notes, but this beer was interesting. I'd probably not buy it again, though.

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Production date 07.02.13, had a few weeks ago, a bit after the expiration date.
Pours light amber, a tiny bit hazy, with a rich frothy head that subsides to a half finger thin white cap that lasts for a very very long time, but leaves few traces on the glass.
Rather Belgian in the smell, with sweet apple and apricot jam, some fig, plum and raisin, a hint of banana, lots of caramel, faint candi sugar and sweet cake spices (licorice, caramelised citrus peel). There are some rather strong alcohol vapors coming up, also a bit of a weird scent that at first it reminded me of cat urine.
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Not sure why people hate this one so much. I had it on a special occasion, so maybe i am biased, but i really liked it. Aside from the booze and the (yeasty?) weirdness, this was more than decent.

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Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.