One of my hobbies is playing board games especially ww2 related ones. This past weekend our game group of 4 got together and played our usual 8 hour game. It’s a typical World War 2 game set in 1942 where you have allies (USA, UK and Soviet Union) and Axis (Germany and Japan).
For the past few months I’ve been reading up on the new beer Infinium from the collaboration of Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany (the world’s oldest operating brewery, which has roots dating back to 768) and Sam Adams Brewery in Boston. Earlier this month I anxious picked this up at the LCBO. I waited until our game day to crack this open. What a perfect way to kick of a ww2 board game with a USA/Germany collaboration beer!
Here is my review of Infinium (10.30%):
Appearance: Beautiful label which is painted on the bottle with a nice red/gold packaging covering the cork and gold lettering on the label. The beer poured a golden/orange/peach color. There was a white big head with no lacing that holds for quite awhile. Clear body with a lot of visible carbonation – identical to a champagne.
Smell: Apple, pear and white grapes dominate. Malt sweetness, Some breadiness and biscuit flavors.
Taste: Similar to the smell but not as sweet – more tart. As it warms more spices came through (pepper). Alcohol was hidden.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. Definitely a champagne feel.
Finish: Sour and dry.
3 out of 4 of us liked the beer. My husband liked it for it’s sweetness, A girl who isn’t a beer drinker liked it for it’s fruity taste and the other guy didn’t like it, but he’s not a fan of champagne.
All in all a great beer to enjoy on special/rare occassions!