Infinium | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

1,132 Ratings

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

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LtCracker20 on 12-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle well chilled poured into a wine glass.

A: Cloudy orange/red brew with a head that quickly settles to nothing but a tiny ring of bubbles.

S: A mix of dark fruits and citrus fruits. I smell a tiny bit of caramel in there along with honey.

T: Very fruity and tangy. Somewhere between cider and beer, definite apple flavors. A bit of pale and caramel malt. Interesting hints of spice.

M: Well carbonated, very big bodied.

An interesting beer, worth trying, but not something I'd want to drink often.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.65/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml corked and caged poured into tulip 10/2/12

A clear golden liquid with more bubbles then I thought you could fit in a glass, even a gentle pour gives 3 fingers of creme colored retains well but leaves no lace

S lots of caramel apple and some butter, a little hops but mostly sweet malts

T not what I was expecting, overly sweet and reminds me more of a malt liquor then anything, some sour cracker and candied corn, some booze comes through I didn't smell. I really didn't care for this one's flavor, perhaps I should've grabbed a paper bag for this one and drank it on my stoop or on the corner near my home.

M over carbonated and syrupy, bad boozy finish and a little hard to swallow

O started off well and went downhill pretty fast, all I got was an over carbonated malt liquor

A wolf in a sheep's clothing? sexy presentation with the sleek bottle but the liquid inside is no where near worth what it costs. I want my money back, from two breweries I respect I expect much more, don't waste your money on this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer at New Years served in a champagne flute.

A: light in appearance with the carbonation of champagne.

S: slightly fruity.

T: beer was cerise and tasted kinda like pears and apricots.

M: felt like champagne.

O: this was a nice alternative to a champagne, but it was not one of my favorites.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first experience of a Biere Brut...

A - Pours a golden copper colour, loaded with head, solid retention and no real lacing. A uniquely presented ale that is surprisingly reminiscent of a brut.

S - Loads of caramel, some earthy hops, fruity yeast, bubble gum, cotton candy, and wheat on the finish.

T - Much like the nose, loads of flavours but the caramel and toffee notes seem to dominate alongside the fruity yeast, cloves, wheat and cotton candy.

M - Lighter bodied ale, smooth going down and surprisingly wet.

O - Certainly an intriguing style with some unique characteristics, tons of flavour and the ABV is incredibly well hidden. Would be a great beer for food pairings and although I found it a bit pricey I would recommend trying it if ever given the opportunity.

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2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a very light yellow but settles a more hazy copper color. Bubbles are freaking huge and form an eggshell hued foam.

S: Aroma is predominantly spicy with cumin and cardamom, yeasty as well.

T/M: Medium to high carbonation on the tongue with some fruity apricot and peach but also traces of mildew funkiness.

Doesn’t feel as fizzy as it looks but also not as tasty as it ought to be. Not really sure what direction they were going with this one.

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3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Apricot color with lots of carbonation bubbles and a thick billowy head to it. Good retention.
S- The aroma has just a touch of tartness to it for me with some breadyness and fruit to it.
T- Again I pick up just a touch of lemony tartness to it. There is a malt character and it's a bit buttery. It's kind of a jumbled mess for me but I like the pearlike flavor in the finish.
M- Fairly sweet in the finish and quite noticable carb. Carbonation is not as noticable as it looked like.
O- I can admit the mystique and hype gave me high expectations. They weren't met. If it was less hyped (and much cheaper) it would be a fine beer, but as is, it's a disappointment.

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4.3/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into "infinium" promotional flute glass

Nice amber appearance with large amounts of head in the glass, very similar to champagne, head is an off white color, large amounts of carbonation present as expected.

Smell has caramel and apple aromas, slightly floral not a typical hop aroma

taste is sweet caramel malts with a very subtle bitterness/dryness to it

mouthfeel is very similar to champagne heavy carbonation but very smooth and refreshing

overall I really enjoyed this beer,many may bash this beer and not appreciate it but one must understand that this is not the typical beer and is far more like champagne as it is meant to be. If one understands that going into trying this beer a far better appreciation of this beer will be developed. If you dont like champagne dont even bother with the $20 something it will cost to buy it but if you can appreciate it it is worth it for that special occasion or worth trying.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.99/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The 2011 edition to this beer was purchased for a celebration, Happy Birthday Kev!
Standards for this site are about rating beer according to style guidelines, which is good. However there is an element of taste that ultimately decides the question: but do I like it?

A: Super effervescent, great golden orange color with a non-stop head. Flutes for sure. Champagne bone white head.

S: Its aroma is fairly complex in that you have to give a little time to work on you. I ultimately got pineapple and fruit punch, the initial smell was slightly popcorn butter like - but that was more taste influenced.

T: Diacytle heavy. Its very buttery, very boozy and very unpallatable.

M: Butter again, left a dryness which was nice but there was to much oily character.

O: but do I like it? no.

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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

Infinium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings
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