Copious amounts of hot dogs and beer will be my eventual undoing...and I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

Infiniumby Boston Beer Co. and WeihenstephanerStyle: Bière de ChampagneABV: 10.3%_Interesting note: Bière de Champagne is a recently developed beer style. More info can be found here_750mL champagne bottleA: It pours a golden copper with a one finger off white head. Doesn’t stick around but leaves a frothy top.S: Slightly grassy, a little musty, by of biscuit and a light citrus note. Weird bit of metal smell. Syrup.T: Obvious booze in the middle an the end with a sharpness up front. Definitely sweet and caramelly over a bready backbone. Apple and lemons. Lingering sweetness. Metal taste as it warms.M: Sharp all over with almost cloying sweetness especially in the finish. Tingling feeling left for a minute or two.O: Rather big beer, too sweet and boozy. There are underlying notes that seem to save it at moments, but generally not enough._Overall score: DNotes: I was quite disappointed with this beer. I love the label, and I think it had a lot of potential as it was a collaboration between two well established breweries. I’ll never get this again as far as I can help it. Too bad.

Infinium
by Boston Beer Co. and Weihenstephaner
Style: Bière de Champagne
ABV: 10.3%
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Interesting note: Bière de Champagne is a recently developed beer style. More info can be found here
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750mL champagne bottle

A: It pours a golden copper with a one finger off white head. Doesn’t stick around but leaves a frothy top.

S: Slightly grassy, a little musty, by of biscuit and a light citrus note. Weird bit of metal smell. Syrup.

T: Obvious booze in the middle an the end with a sharpness up front. Definitely sweet and caramelly over a bready backbone. Apple and lemons. Lingering sweetness. Metal taste as it warms.

M: Sharp all over with almost cloying sweetness especially in the finish. Tingling feeling left for a minute or two.

O: Rather big beer, too sweet and boozy. There are underlying notes that seem to save it at moments, but generally not enough.
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Overall score: D

Notes: I was quite disappointed with this beer. I love the label, and I think it had a lot of potential as it was a collaboration between two well established breweries. I’ll never get this again as far as I can help it. Too bad.

Samuel Adams Black Lager

It’s been a while since I reviewed anything. I picked this up a while back at Total Wine with a number of German beers in a mix pack.

A: Pours a dark brown/near black with a tall light brown head that sticks around and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Dry, roasted malts, bit of caramel/molasses, vinous. Nothing is too powerful, though. You can smell a bit of the hops, too.

T: Definitely has a darker malt base, but it’s not like a stout. It’s much lighter - like between a porter and a less hopped German Pilsner. It’s bittersweet from the roasted malts and the hops. It’s more like something you might drink in the winter if you’re looking for something lighter. Lingering slight bitterness and roasted taste. As it warms, a more vinous taste comes through.

M: Quite a light feel which contrasts what you’d expect with a dark beer, but it holds true to the style.

D: I could put a few of these back in the winter/fall. Though because of its lightness, it’s not hard to put down in warmer temperatures. I could definitely drink more of these in a sitting.