Infinium | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by LtCracker20 on 12-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I saved my 750ml bottle of Infinium for 3 months waiting for a celebratory moment and one came last week. So, since I was pretty in-the-dark about this beer when I acquired it, I checked out all the info on the Boston Beer Co.'s website and read a few reviews on here. Feeling pretty prepared I popped the cork...

THE BODY is awesome. Poured into a champagne flute, the color appeared identical to Veuve Clicquot champagne which I was fortunate to enjoy a couple weeks prior--in other words, this looks like fine champagne! Infinium has an absolutely incredible bubbly foam head indicating a super effervescent brew, like a trippel.

THE SMELL is very floral and citrusy, along with some hints of cotton candy, yeast and a bit of sour hops.

THE TASTE is very crisp and tart like a green apple, but mixed with some qualities of a good pilsner. The finish is very dry and yeasty, very much like a trippel. Overall, I will say that Infinium has the skunky, yeasty qualities of a trippel combined with the crisp, tartness of champagne, and the hoppyness of a pilsner. This is an incredible beer!!!

THE FEEL is champagne, straight up. It is slightly heavier, but not by much.

In conclusion, this beer is incredible. It is very drinkable and well balanced in every respect. It feels good from nose to stomach. It is worth the hype and worth the price, so it is sad to me that so many reviewers want to turn up their noses for silly, snobbish reasons, rather than enjoying an amazing beer. This is the highest score I have given to any beer, and the Boston Beer Company has earned it. Infinium, it's been a pleasure!

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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4.83/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 Infinium; priced $24.99 tax included.

Almost the best thing I have tried this year! (Certainly , the most expensive brew per ounce!!).

Very light scent of citrusy fruit, slightly alchoholic smell. Taste is sweet and appealing. Poured an orangey/yellow body with full, unstoppable beige head. No hoppiness at all, will not appeal to hopheads at all! Bright and tingly on the tounge!

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4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.71/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Ommegang tulip glass. Neck tag recommends 40-42F and a best before July 2012. $20 at Wegmans.

Appearance - Hazy apple juice body. Frothy white head..

Smell - Apple. Sweetish. Slightly musky and spicy.

Taste - Dry apple. Sour. Tart. Reminds me of a triple with a little something extra.

Mouthfeel - Very warming and boozy. Medium-light bodied. Very frothy, carbonated. Rounds out as it warms.

Overall Drinkability - Really enjoyed this one! Perfect beer for New Years Day!

Serving type: bottle

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4.6/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a champagne flute.

Pours deep golden with a big, stark white head. Very effervescent, like champagne. Head drops down to about a quarter inch, made up of mostly tiny bubbles. Leaves a little lacing.

Aromas of sweet malt, hard candy, and earthy, slightly citrusy hops. Quince notes.

First sip is of sweet caramelly malt, apricots, with a firm bitterness. Lots of champagne-like qualities, a little bitter edge, mild sweetness. A fine hint of chalkiness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a hint of chewy malt, and a very fine prickle of carbonation. Very much like champagne on the mouthfeel, with a little more body.

Very drinkable. Very nice New Years Eve choice. I will enjoy finishing off this bottle tonight as my last review of the year. I find it very enjoyable.

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4.54/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle for Christmas, 2010 .. thanks Ma! ... .

Cork pops out with a massive shot, like a 45 slug!.. Pours out a strong gold, with medium size foam- good sticky lacing .. .

amazing sweet aroma, like honey from the 2010 honey bee playmate..

flavours range from honey, sugar, honey liqueur, golden syrup, pancake and LOTS of fun fresh sweet fruits like cantaloupe and sex berries, wonderful!!.. . .

light bubbles on the touch, but mellows after a while, very smooth with only the faintest touch of the alcohol .. .

A very fine and well made beer, one of my beers of the year, and obviously to good for most of the people who have rated it with a low score.. "waa waa! its tooo expensive!?!?!" .. fuck off with that shit you cheapskates..

This is a great beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: pours light golden yellow. sits crystal clear, slightly burnished gold with lots of active carbonation yielding a fluffy off-white head, but so much that it lasts a long time. lacing is good. if you swirl the glass you can see helixes of bubbles floating around in the middle of the beer. its glorious!

Smell: wonderful fruitiness dominated by bananas and apricots. there is a mild spiciness and alcohol presence directly underneath the fruity tones. light bready, yeasty character, floral hops and Pils malt to round it all out. great depth of aromas

Taste: mellow, rounded, dry fruitiness displaying bananas and apricots with a light spicy character from delicate hops and well hidden alcohol. nice Pils malt character. great balance but definitelytilted slightly more towards fruity. finish is slightly dry and balanced

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with medium-high carbonation

Notes: fantastic beer! not sure if im tasting something all that innovative in terms of style but no doubt a wonderful brew.

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Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 1,133 ratings