Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by nhindian:
2.28/5 rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
750ml bottle split with russwbeck and poured into an Infinium flute.
A - The bottle opens with a loud pop and pours a pale straw color, gradually building up a thick and puffy 3-fingered head of snow white. Has pretty good retention as it stuck around for almost the whole drink. Bad lacing, however. On our first pours, there was an absolute torrent of carbonation rushing from the bottom of this drink, but upon the second and third glasses, the carbonation completely died until there was only about one or two slow streams rising. Lost carbonation very fast.
S - The smell is modest, but packs a lot of apple and grape notes. Big bread malts come through as well. Smells akin to a brut champagne of questionable quality as it's not as clean or refined. Not much going on here. As it warms you can get the alcohol as well.
T - Upon the first taste... I was actually pretty satisfied. The apple in the nose really came into its own here and it was refreshing and crisp. However, I'm not sure how or why, but this flavor just drops out after about 3 seconds and I'm left with an uninspiring, bland, dull malt and yeast flavor. It's dry without bringing any discernible flavors, and sweeter than in the nose. If the beer kept the flavor from the first few seconds, it would be tolerable if not pretty good, but what's left is a lack of palatable flavors.
M - Mouthfeel is dry with carbonation that runs the gamut from huge to a level that makes Lost Abbey seem like shaken up Dr. Pepper. I'm not sure what's with the quick dispersion of any carbonation, but it doesn't help the flavors here at all. Long finish with an almost medicinal aftertaste.
D - Drinkability is low. There are a few beers that I'm glad I've only had a limited quantity of, and I'm sorry to say this makes that short list. While the initial appearance and flavor are good, the taste and everything following is a bit embarrassing given the price point for this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2011 03:05:11 | More by nhindian
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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 1,028 ratings.