Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
3.68/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I had the chance to try this beer as Sam Adams were filming some of the promotional items for this (IE the commercials). Poured in to a Sam Adams snifter, the color is clear orange, with a good amount of foamy white head. The scores of air bubbles in this beer suggest that it is high in carbonation. From the nose I pick up some soft peach and pear notes, mango, baked bread, and a hint of spice. Flavor is dry, yet sweet, with many of the same traits found in the smell, but not nearly as accentuated or clear. As another reviewer stated, it does have a hint of Boston Lager to it (a byproduct of the yeast I am assuming). I also get a minor hint of funk. Like champagne, the mouthfeel is well carbonated, scrubbing the palate well, and medium in body. The alcohol is well hidden, which is a plus given its overall strength. I am not sure where Sam Adams/Weihenstephaner got the idea that this is a new style of beer, as there are others out there (not many, but still). I don't think I would throw down another twenty for a bottle, but it is worth trying given that there are so few examples of this style around. Cheers to this collaborative ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2010 00:02:55 | More by jamie2dope
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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.