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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Samuel Adams & Weinhenstephan - Infinium 2010

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Infinium 2010

Samuel Adams
Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA USA

Bavarian Staats-Brauerei
Weihenstephan, Freising Germany
Est. 1040

Brain Damage Quotient = 10.3 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 25.4

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy golden
yellow color.
Sweet maltiness. Banana notes.

Big, tightly bubbled white head that sticks around.
Bubbly, effervescent foam leaves behind little lacing.

Starts sweet in taste with malt and banana flavors. Finishes tart, tight and dry like champagne.
Big carbonation.
Light and dry mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This is the year to replace your champagne or other fine sparkling wine with a beer. 2009 was the year of the beer.  For 2010, beer has become a suitable accompaniment for the holiday festivities. Infinium is the collaborative effort of two galactic and stellar breweries. The young meeting the old.  The master Jedi
Weihenstephan and the young knight Samuel Adams.

Weihenstephan: I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
Reinheitsgebot: He will learn patience.
Weihenstephan: Hmm, eh, much anger in him, like his father. 
Reinheitsgebot: Was I any different when you taught me? 
Weihenstephan: He is not ready.
Sam Adams: Yoda!?! I am ready...Ben, I can be a Jedi! Ben, tell him I'm ready...
Weihenstephan: Ready are you? What knows ready? For 800 years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! The Jedi must have the most deepest commitment, hmm, the most serious mind. This one, a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away, to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm! What he was doing! Hm..adventure! Eh, excitement. Heh, A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.
Reinheitsgebot: So was I, if you remember. 
Weihenstephan: He is too old. Rest! Too old to begin the training!
Sam Adams: But I've learned so much. 
Weihenstephan: (sigh) Will he finish what he begins?
Sam Adams: I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.
Weihenstephan: will will be! 

And it seems that the young apprentice of 25 years can learn a thing or two from the master of 1000 years. As we also know, the young Jedi did prove his worth in helping to topple the evil empire. It's no secret, Darth Vader is a Bud Light(saber) kinda' guy.

If you are in the market to try a bubbly brut beer, look no further. The foil neck wrapper has a 2010 printed on it, making me think that there will likely be several sequels.