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Infinium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,036 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 1036
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 23.22%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many highs and lows in this one, but glad I tried it despite the sprice. Cloudy yellow with a little head. Sour and sweet, the sourness always present, like apple juice. A tangy finish. Grows on me as I drink it. Aroma of armpit funk and Selsun dandruff shampoo. Well malted.Peesteen's bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 03:00:29 | More by Sammy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

finally decided to get one of these to be able to try it. poured into flutes.

really light golden in color with loads of carbonation and a huge foam head that settles down lightly and leaves a touch of lacing on the sides.

aroma is far too light, small citrus hops,light grain, and that was about it. it seems to really just not have the direction i was looking for. it was just light on the palate and super carbonation, but the flavor just did not seem to match up with my hopes. a very expensive beer that just does not live up to anything. it really just seems to be a huge let down.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 15:39:06 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is a hazed golden orange/amber color with a huge white head.

S: A big time yeast aroma to this one with a moderate spiciness to it. Hints of butter in the background with bread and pale malts providing the sweetness. A slight peppery note as well as some green apples.

T: Sweet pale malts and bread is most of the flavor profiel here. Some yeastiness and a strong green apple flavor. Definite booze and butter flavors which are quite off-putting. Some popcorn flavor is there, too.

M: Medium in body with a high carbonation.

O: This was all over the place and not exceptional in any way.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 06:03:44 | More by womencantsail
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy medium big color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of noble hops with a sharp dry edge and peppery yeast notes is very unique and interesting. Taste is a well executed mix between some solid Belgian malt with light sweet notes which are well balanced by dry Noble hops and a spicy and peppery yeast finish. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I thought this was somewhat expensive but considering the quality I wouldn't mind buying this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 02:47:51 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caught somewhere between a Belgain Saison, a German Hefeweizen, and a Champagne, this fruity and dry beer is a hearty compliment along side of any sparkling wine for the Christmas and New Years celebrations.

Pouring a hazy deep staw color, the beer carries a spritzy carbonation on a creamy looking malty base with a fluid head stance that retains and laces very well. Just a pace off of the driest of beers, this beer carries a bit more visual weight than I expected.

Tropical fruit aromas release a plethera of appricot, peach, pineapple, pear, mango, papaya, kiwi, and banana. Mild spice of white pepper, orange zest, clove, corriander, and a touch of cinnamon decorate the peripheries of the fruity/yeasty/briny scent.

Flavors of wheat breads, fresh yeast/fresh baked breads give a firm malty base to the beer. Bold flavors of moderate fruits give a firm but mellow pace to the beer while mild spices of cinnamon, lemongrass, and sasafrass give roundness and refreshment to the fruity/malty mid palate and ushers in a zest finish.

The effervescent start subsides to allow creaminess and a bready fullness in the middle of the taste. But the finish of herbal, alcoholic, hoppy dryness helps as the beer fades into the fruity/bready aftertaste.

Reminding me of classic Sahti's, Saisons, Hefeweizens, and sparkling wines, this beer borrows a lot of characteristics from fruity/spicy/characterful beers of bready/wheaty origins. Where challenging, I applaude the bravery of otherwise traditional brewers to get to these new blends of taste. It's just a step off of the pace of DeuS and Brooklyn's Sorachi Ale. Instead of the medium bready mid palate that makes the beer a bit fatty, I'd prefer much more dryness and spiciness driving toward the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 03:37:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally pulled my bottle of this out after being afraid based on what I tasted when it was first released. It's doing quite a bit better now.

Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a clear, sparkling straw color with a large, fizzy white head that lasts for quite awhile and leaves nice lacing behind. The aroma brings some light grain and some floral hops. Notes of honey, pear, and honeydew. A bit of white grape comes into the flavor, and it's a bit too heavy with some semi-sharp malic acid. Average duration and moderate sweetness with a fairly-light body and good carbonation. No alcohol. Not great, but not bad like it was. At this point, it tastes like a poor man's Duvel Tripel Hop.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 10:17:59 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a fluffy white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are faint aromas of grapes and malt in the nose, making this beer smell a bit like wine.
T: There are flavors of alcohol, apples, grapes and malty sweetness in the taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer would be a little easier to drink if it lacked sweetness and the alcohol was better hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 15:18:40 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this Saturday night rather than champagne.Poured into a pilsner glass a straw hazed color with spritzy head atop,pretty much what was expected.Aromas are light with toasted bread and some pear notes,flavors are decent but they became a little to sweet after awhile.Caramel/butter flavors mixed with some greenapple-like tartness,the alcohol began to creep and bring the sweetness level way up after about mid bottle.Not as bad in my opinion as many others think but it's not great by any means and overpriced,glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 14:19:17 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Served in a champagne glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!

Here's how a beer geek ushers in the new year: a champagne-styled beer. It pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises green apple, rice, corn, and that lemon-lime mixture that so many sodas have been built around. The taste holds notes of wheat, corn syrup, light fusels, and toasted rice husks. Not yum here. The body is a light medium, with an active carbonation, a fizzy feel, and a very dry finish. Overall, I applaud the experimentation, but the final product does not do it for me at all. I could only finish my small glass by turning it into a shot. Not at all what I was hoping for, I can tell you that.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 22:35:48 | More by TMoney2591
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 version, a 750ml caged, corked, and foiled champagne simulacrum bottle. 'Tis my anniversary with my better half, and this popping up on the local beer store shelves obviates the need to open up that dusty bottle of vintage grape bubbly I have kicking around. And only 18 Canuck bucks at retail - sounds like a steal after those earlier mentions of costs stateside.

This beer pours a lightly hazed, frigid-looking golden apple juice colour (very reminiscent of white ice wine), with a teeming, near-overflowing column of loose foamy beige head, which settles at an agreeable pace, leaving some random streaks of chalky lace around the glass on the way.

It smells of sweet grain, dry bready crackers, muddled, reserved citrus, earthy yeast, and leafy hops. The taste is much more about the caramel malt - toffee, a bit of butterscotch, a solid nondescript black fruitiness, and some mild yeast, all push things into Belgian Strong Pale Ale territory. Leafy, softly citric hops lend an air of balance, and only a slight booze warming emanates from deep down below.

The carbonation is crisp, for sure, and fairly light, although it does seem to persist longer than you might expect, which tamps down the otherwise strong candidacy for a medium body weight. That same crispness also goes somewhat prickly, and is consequently smoothness-damping. It finishes sweet, as the bubbles taper off - caramel and candy sugar, amongst some musty hoppiness.

Well, not exactly all that akin to that famous Gallic bubbly offering, is it? More like painting the right carbonation onto a strong Belgian pale ale. So, while still perfectly drinkable ("it's like Chimay with more bubbles" - thanks, hon - you pretty much nailed it), the subtleties of the best of this weird hybrid style are lost in the mire here. It does do one other Champagne-esque thing well though - the wine level booze sneaks up on you, well hidden as it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 01:08:29 | More by biboergosum
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml corked & caged bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a very large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains champagne yeast, light malts, sweet & tart fruit, some spices and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of apples, caramel and spices followed by mildly bready flavors of champagne yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There's a good hops presence for the style that brings a good balance. There's a mild touch of alcohol in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it's a decent beer to drink for a while when you want something different, but I don't feel it's worth such a high price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 03:32:34 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WesWes

New York

3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a mellow alcohol feel with a good deal of malty sweetness; not dry at all, almost syrupy. The taste is average as well. It's rich and sweet with a ton of malty character and a rough alcohol finish. There is a considerable amount of booziness here. The mouthfeel is average as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a different drinking experience for me. I'm new to the style, but I'm guessing this isn't the best example. I'm still grateful to have tried it though. Thanks almychristopher.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 00:36:53 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I split a bottle of this with the other Matt on New Years Eve because Sam Adams told me I had to and there was no chance I was going to kiss him. Poured into various tulips.

Beer is dark yellow with a slight haze, big head of medium and large bubbles that doesn't bother to stick around. Carbonation is moderate to high with bubbles forming at every nucleation point on the glass and rising through the beer quickly to see if the head was still there, as stated earlier, he bailed.

Aroma is slightly vegetal to me with some odd breadiness to it. Perhaps some cloves or mild spiciness to it...some pilsen sweetness as well.

I know my score is going to end up higher than the standard on this beer and I'm not sure why. I did not like this beer as much as I had hoped, but I also did not like Deus as much as I hoped either. A lot of the things I didn't like about Deus were also present in this beer so this may be a style that I can easily avoid in the future...but I didn't think it was terrible. Definitely not a repeat but definitely not a drain pour. Beer was mildly sweet with a pretty strong / odd yeastiness to it in the midpalate and a harsher dry / bitter finish on the end that lended itself to an unpleasant aftertaste. Really not my bag.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 19:57:47 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

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

The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is very sugary, along with a little bit of butter, wheat and citrus notes. Not sure why, but the aroma reminds me quite a bit of circus peanuts. The flavor is wheat, grain, bubblegum, more circus peanuts, alcohol and some citrus - lemons and oranges. The flavor is very sugary and boozy, so maybe this would benefit from some aging. Medium mouthfeel and a very high, prickly carbonation.

The beer is not bad, but for the $20 price tag and all of the hype surrounding it, I was very disappointed. Overall, the beer is a boozy, sweet mess with a lot of different flavors and aromas that don't meld well together. I expected more from two world-class breweries. Glad I got to try it, but at an extremely high price point, I will not try it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 01:06:05 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber honey orange, nose semi sweet sugar, candi sugar, some dense belgian malts, effervescent a bit, light apricot and belgian yeast fruits.

Taste too much carbonation, little spicy warming booze, belgian candi, some light bitterness and floral and fruity hops, light syrupy sugars, fruits apricot, etc. finishes a little spicy booze, smooth and creamy, lingering candi sugar and bit of syrups, dry and effervescent.

Mouth is medium with too much carb, little tingly warming booze.

Drink is decent, dry finish and lots of palate clearing carb.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 05:59:21 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had the highest hopes for this beer when it came out. I managed to grab one of the last bottles that Abe's had left when they got it in. I saved it till new years ever and opened it after the ball dropped.

The beer pours out like a champagne, clear clean looking yellow with a bubbly looking body and white head. The smell of champagne is present along with the aromas of some malts and a slight melon on the nose. The taste nearly falls flat on it's face here, sadly there really isn't much of a positive to talk about here. There very little character to the beer. No dominant flavors really jump out at you. The mouthfeel is bubbly and light, which makes it easy to drink. I can say that I'm glad I only got one bottle. The bottle makes a great looking piece of decor for a bar at home but that's about all. Not the best beer from Sam Adams for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 16:08:39 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage - best by July 1012 according to the tag.

Poured into a flute glass:

Pours with a large foamy head that becomes bubbly. Body is an orange-tinted yellow with small bubbles. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is alcoholic and medicinal with some citrus and floral notes and bready yeast.

The taste is of honey-ish sweetness that stays just ahead of a stale-ish yeastiness. Some nice floral and citric notes are there but struggle to stay in. The alcohol is slightly harsh. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and drying booze. Aftertaste is brief.

The feel is bubbly - somewhat champagne-like.

This is rather bland overall with prominent alcohol. A potentially nice floral and citrus presence is all but lost in the yeast and alcohol. I don't think it really is a $25 a bottle brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 04:31:20 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well this certainly is a nice lookin' bottle we have here. The beer smells like candy and fruit, but some fruit I can't remember the name of from when I lived in Hawaii. Maybe it's lychee. The flavor is quite sweet, yet smooth enough, I suppose. A bit too much of a bitter ending that oddly meshes with the sugary tone. This is a nicely drinkable beer, but really, where's the complexity?? Where's the interesting character coming from "1,000 years of brewing expertise"? On taste alone the beer is alright. But add into the mix two major breweries contributing to its production and the price tag, and this one is falling quite short.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 03:48:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A little outrageous price wise, this is a beer that has been well marketed in beer mags/even local press the Post Gazette has a good write up on it.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10350/1110916-389.stm

To be honest when I saw this bottle at my local here in town at Valley Wine Cellar, I had to think it over. Do I really want a 20 dollar bottle of beer, that I know nothing about? I decided to take the dive. This one uncorked beautifully with a loud pop, and pours effervescently much like a bottle of champagne. I don't see how they recreated a new style of beer there are a handful of brut biers out there like Deus off the top of my head. Pours a deep honey golden hue with a large white head forming thick, as it dwindles down large bands of white lacing stick to my fluted large pilsner glass. Nose is really interesting a blend of syrupy notes and green apple cider and white grapes pretty interesting mix. Even a touch of caramel glides in here from the malt content, a light herbal/grassiness from the hops. Flavor provides bountiful sweet fruit tones with warming green apple/white grape and bready yeast notes. Dry finish tingles the back of the throat, flavor wise alcohol doesn't peak through it's more in the warming in the stomach that gives the abv away. Medium bodied slightly cloying finish between the dryness and the nutty caramel cloying kick that doesn't fit in the picture. Carbonation wasn't my issue it just wasn't an enjoyable experience, a beer that should pass as the hype dwindles down. I would rather buy both a Sam Adams 12 pack sampler and a Weihenstephan gift pack four around 27 dollars where I would get 5 16oz bottles with a wheat beer glass and a 12 pack of 12 ounce samplers instead of 20 bucks for a corked 750 ml bottle. As it warms this beer becomes basically undrinkable, horrible cloying peanut/yeast breadiness with a sour tart finish. Tastes like a bad strong malt liquor, with rotten bannas and granny smith apples.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 15:46:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 1/4" head that falls quickly to a thick surface foam.

Smell: green grapes, golden apples, alcohol, and a bit of a wine like quality to it.

Taste: very fruity as green grapes, apples, pear, and pineapple are upfront. Alcohol is very noticeable here. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with a dry finish.

Overall: definitely a unique beer that leans a bit towards the wine-like side. Very slow drinking, you need to share the bottle with a few friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:40:17 | More by Gavage
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

weird how little people like this, i thought it was pretty solid, although i had a bottle more than two years old. the pour was nothing special, cloudy and dull wheat color, looks like a hefe. the nose is crazy yeast, sweet booze, some strange fruity essences, and rotting wood. flavor is a little less disjointed than the nose, but the yeast is so weird it takes over. theres like a fermented peach or pear flavor to it, that works with the yeast. dry and stinging finish. i like the mouthfeel for what it is, smooth with an alcohol burn and more bubbles than most beers with this kind of age on them usually have. overall i think it probably missed the mark a little but, but its an ambitious brew with no shortage of complexity. i might pick up a newer bottle for the holidays, its got that kind of feel.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 18:57:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From 12/31/10 notes. Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this one; thanks Nate.

a - Pours a clear golden/amber color with one inch of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Looks great, what I imagine they were aiming for.

s - Smells of bready malts, biscuit malts, butter, and sweet fruity malts.

t - Tastes of wheat, grain, bready malts, and butter again. Little bit of sweetness but not as much as the smell.

m - Light body and high carbonation, like champagne. Crisp, dry body.

d - A decent beer, but ultimately disappointing. I know a lot of people have been bashing this beer lately, but it really is a below average beer. Not the worst, but I found the smell and taste bready and buttery, and below average. Glad I got to try it, but certainly not worth the $20 price tag in my opinion. Wouldn't look to get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 02:24:25 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the breweries and style. I'm really hoping this will be good.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and great retention - especially for the ABV. Nontransparent hazel colour.

Sm: Champagne yeast, crystal malt, and some light hop notes. A mild strength aroma.

T: A bit of apple crispness. Champagne yeast. Some candied sugar - which I like. Some other fruit esters I can't quite place. Not anywhere near as much crystal malt as expected. A bit simple for the style. I like it. It's got a good full body. The apple note on the finish is bothersome.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with tingly fizzy coarseness and candied sugar fullness.

Dr: Quite drinkable - especially for the ABV. I'd have it again if the price was better. It's good, but there are better beers in the style.

B-

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 05:35:57 | More by kojevergas
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: 750ml bottle from the Foodery, Philly, PA

Light amber color with a thin white head that lingers throughout. Minimal lacing, champagne-like bubbling. Light hop aroma, mild citrus, bready. Taste is light, crisp, with a balance between sweetness and hop bitterness. Earthy. Very little alcohol taste noticeable despite the 10.3%ABV. Light-medium mouthfeel. Leaves a slight aftertaste similar to what you'd experience in a pils or light-bodied lager. Definitely very drinkable for even the casual beer drinker, but for me, not extraordinarily memorable. I give it points out of respect and for ingenuity, but I probably would not drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 23:00:48 | More by Rifugium
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a flute)
2011 vintage
A- This beer has a strong pop of the cork resulting in a glass full of white foam. Soon a crystal clear dark caramel colored body forms with a slow motion carbonation. The subsequent glasses have a boiling carbonation.

S- The fruity esters of pineapple mix with a cinnamon spice hop quality and some sweet fresh wort aromas. There is a Noble hop pellet bitterness that grows as the beer opens up. There is a lot going on but overall it is a light aroma.

T- The dry alcohol flavor has some sweet caramel wort flavors and a field corn flavor in the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a big alcohol bite in the finish.

O- The boozy thin caramel flavored water is a bit hard to drink. It doesn't have any champagne-like qualities. Everything is out of balance with alcohol heat and sugar sweet being way to strong with the carbonation trying to do its part but it is still not crisp. I don't know if you chilled this in the freezer for a bit if it was designed to taste better ice cold? I don't think age would help this, especially with the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 17:14:42 | More by rhoadsrage
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Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.