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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Over 1000 years of brewery experience together with American innovation, two years of development and the four ingredients malt, hops, water, and yeast resulted in a new dimension of the art of brewing and in an innovative, ground-breaking beer: Infinium. The sparkling beer is complex, unique in taste and produced strictly according to the German purity law. This sparkling beer is dry and strong in taste despite the more the 10 percent by volume alcohol and unsettles preconceived opinion about the limits of the German purity law. The strong, deep golden beer will enter the market in noble, corked, 0.75 liter bottles. The joint venture of Weihenstephan and Samuel Adams unites a new way of thinking about the world of the American extreme.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ritapisani (12) - - DEC 27, 2014
cereal and some hop aroma; golden bright color; taste not impressive; lots of carbonation (1/3 of the bottle explode out). I was expecting more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2655) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle with SED and KMD. Hazy orange with a large head. Aroma is belgian wheat. Flavour is sweet biscuit, yeasty and tangy. Wheaty sweet alco finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (402) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 750mL. Home. A golden orange beer with many bubbles. Big off-white head with a great retention. Aroma of caramel, sugary fruit, roast, spices, light biscuit. Medium warming sweet, light lasting bitter then warming again. Full body, oily texture, good carbonation, sweet warming finish and light herbal bitter. Overall, beautiful bottle and beer, average aroma, too sweet, nearly nauseating. Disappointed. Too expensive for this.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 8 Oct 2011 -- One year old 2010 vintage, drank with my two sisters and my girlfriend (at the time) in memorium of my civilian life and in celebration of my military life. A very nice champagne-like beer, perfect for the occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (2010 or 2011 vintage; shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a hazy apricot with white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and fruit with a mild semi-sweet backbone. Sparkly with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Some light apple. Enjoyable.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - NOV 7, 2014
Bottled Nov 2012, 750ml cork and cage. Clear pinky dark red, sparkling, big foamy cream head. Aroma is cookie, yeasty. Body is medium, very foamy, lowish carbonation. Taste is sweet, biscuity, some tangy alcohol. Sweet and malty with a crisp finish. Still drinking OK, but clearly past its best now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (279) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
Sehr hübscher Bernstein-Farbton. Geruch nach Vanille, gelben Früchten und Karamell und schmeckt dann auch danach.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gueuze (417) - - OCT 19, 2014
Schaum fällt schnell zusammen. Geruch nach Kanalisation. Geschmack mit Noten nach Vanille und Karamell.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"listed as a dopplebock here but does not resemble one in color, body, aroma, or flavor. BA lists it as something like biere de champagne...whatever the hell that is! anyway, this was a beer that came with hype and a hefty pricetag. the consensus was...not a $20 beer, but not many are. that being said, i really liked it. it was unique in every aspect. the aroma and flavor were like a blend of banana beer and champagne, with some buttery soft chardonnay crap going on as it warmed. i think my wine drinking wife and mominlaw will love this beer. another forte is that i didn’t know this beer was OVER 10% til after it was gone. i’ve had beers that mask the alcohol well, but never anything even approaching this. i’d have beleived it was 3-4% before 10.5 if i haddn’t seen it on the bottle."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The body has a clear orange amber body with tons of effervescent carbonation rushing up to the bright white head. The head is tall and lightly packed with tiny loosely packed bubbles that settle quickly. It looks very much like champagne but with a much deeper colored body. The first thing that hit me was a wave of heavy alcohol, which I was not expecting. I knew it was 10.3% but it just hit me with a brandy or cognac like boozy character with some fruity white grape, caramel/candy covered apple and light banana notes. I also get some spicy and dry dusty basement like yeast notes in the nose as well. It starts with a big boozy malty sweetness. There are notes of boozy grapes, caramel and sweet red apple inside the maltiness with some very mellow hops creeping in. They bring some light citrus and slight herbal, grassy, almost mint like hop notes to the party. The hops however, offer very little to balance the malt sweetness and it becomes cloying after a few sips. The mouth feel is a bit heavier than I was expecting but bubbly. The carbonation keeps the palate from getting sticky but I still fined it uneasy to drink.


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