1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
InfiniumInfinium

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

1,063 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 23.29%
Wants: 53
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)
View: Beers (129) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,063 | Reviews: 507 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bort11:
Photo of bort11
bort11

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle poured into a Champagne flute. There is a quick flash of white fizzy head that disappears almost immediately and leaves no lacing. The body color is a clear dark yellow. Even though there is no head or lacing, there is still a lot of carbonation activity.

Once the cork popped there was an initial dry Champagne smell. As it warmed up it became a sweet, fruiter aroma. I was getting a lot of white grapes and apples. Hops barely make an appearance. A little floral flavoring blends in with the fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is a little heavier than a traditional Champagne, but the effervescent carbonation keeps it light and crisp. The yeast creates a bone dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 21:30:43 | More by bort11
More User Reviews:
Photo of aoampm
aoampm

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-27-2014 06:26:49 | More by aoampm
Photo of audioserf
audioserf

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -37.9%

07-25-2014 15:21:07 | More by audioserf
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

07-21-2014 22:54:20 | More by funkyaudio
Photo of Hopfensaft
Hopfensaft

Delaware

3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage bottle.

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.

Serving type: 750ml bottle poured into a champagne flute.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:46:02 | More by Hopfensaft
Photo of costanzo_mike
costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

07-17-2014 12:46:02 | More by costanzo_mike
Photo of Dzhill87
Dzhill87

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-13-2014 20:35:24 | More by Dzhill87
Photo of bobv
bobv

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-11-2014 04:30:37 | More by bobv
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.94/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.
Taste starts with fruit jam (apple, apricot, peach, sweet cherry, orange) and alcohol drenched raisins. Low maltiness, some caramel and Belgian sugars. There's a mixed yeasty feel, with some hefeweizen and Belgian ale elements, the second ones dominating tho (some pepper, clove, licorice, faint vanilla). Finish is close to champagne-dry, mildly bitter from some spicy/fruity hops (not too strong).
Medium body and quite carbonated, it isn't syrupy or heavy for its rather big sweetness. Gets really boozy drinking it, quite a big problem there. Sweet and fruity aftertaste, reminding a bit of sherry or strong red wine.
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 10:47:12 | More by dcmchew
Photo of JMS1512
JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-08-2014 03:55:37 | More by JMS1512
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-06-2014 16:37:28 | More by KAF
Photo of innominat
innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-05-2014 12:31:04 | More by innominat
Photo of BKotch
BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2014 05:33:00 | More by BKotch
Photo of AdamBurgess41
AdamBurgess41

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-26-2014 23:44:42 | More by AdamBurgess41
Photo of Jspriest
Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 05:42:37 | More by Jspriest
Photo of HattedClassic
HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2014 22:29:51 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of a4tuurbo
a4tuurbo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-12-2014 19:21:32 | More by a4tuurbo
Photo of stakem
stakem

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-10-2014 16:37:51 | More by stakem
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.2%

06-04-2014 00:05:37 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of AmyfaceNYC
AmyfaceNYC

New York

3.94/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am surprised that other reviewers didn't enjoy this beer as much as I did. This is the first Bière de Champagne that I can remember drinking and I personally really enjoyed the style. It is very sweet, but I thought the sweetness was well complemented and balanced by the champagne-type mouthfeel, which made this go down easy for me (even with the high alcohol) and made the beer stand out from others. I'm not even a huge fan of champagne, but this beer seemed to me to combine the best of both champagne (delicate mouthfeel, gentle sweetness) and beer (stabilizing malt base). Would love to drink more of this, or try more beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 10:16:21 | More by AmyfaceNYC
Photo of MenardMa
MenardMa

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

05-31-2014 01:42:51 | More by MenardMa
Photo of cnbrown313
cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

05-27-2014 11:34:11 | More by cnbrown313
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-21-2014 04:37:22 | More by afsdan
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-20-2014 08:41:55 | More by zestar
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -6.8%

05-19-2014 18:45:32 | More by mklisz
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.