In this blog, we are going to dig into my first review on a joint journey between Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company) and Weihenstephan Brewery. Both breweries have done this brew, which Infinium Ale, together for the last few years. If you read my earlier blog on Sam Adams beer then you know about this brewery, Sam Adams is a well known brewery so you might already know about them. Weihenstephan Brewery is new to me so let us get into the history of this brewery. There are documents saying this brewery was brewing beer back in 768, however, most people feel they were founded in 1040. To this day, they claim to be the oldest working brewery in the world. This beer that they did with the Boston Beer Company better be a really good beer with the rich history of this brewery. Speaking of which, let us sampling out this beer.
The carbonation is very heavy extreme as like all Belgian Style beers but it is controlled unlike most beers in this style. The beer color is light copper. The smell is a slightly citrus with a spicy kick going on in the beer. The taste is very strong citrus with a ton of spices checking you in the boards throughout the beer drinking experience. It is a very drinkable beer and next to nothing as far as the aftertaste.
Here is a description from the bottle and website (www.samueladams.com):
Our brewers worked for two years with the world’s oldest brewery, Germany’s Weihenstaphan to create this unique new beer style. A ground breaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients, malted barley, hops, water, and yeast, Infinium™ is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma. The crisp clean malt character and delicate fruit notes in this beer are complemented by a slight citrus flavor from dry hopping with Bavarian Noble Hops. Bottle conditioning adds another layer of complexity and light spice notes.
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In closing, I really enjoyed drinking this beer. With the rich history from both breweries, this beer did not disappoint me one bit. The complex taste of the beer did not take away anything from the drinkablity of the beer. I would love to pick up another bottle to see how this beer will ages in a year. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser