What type of beer is Infinite Session Lager?
Infinite Session Lager is a Helles Lager.
A Helles lager is basically a German term for what we all know a lager to be. In continental Europe, most lagers are of the pilsner variety. That means they are a bit more hop forward and can be a bit sweeter.
A pale or Helles lager will be mostly malt flavoured with not too much hoppy bitterness. They derive most of their sweetness from the malt.
In my experience, infinite Session, are very good at sticking to the basics, grains, hops and water.
Infinite Session Lager includes…
- Malted barley
Excellent again. Although a complete purest would point out a Helles lager should only be made according to the German Purity laws with just the one grain, barley.
I dont mind extra grains being used but i do mind added extras like “natural flavourings” which only add a naturally chemically taste.
Infinite Session beers are normally very attractive from a nutritional point of view. They tend to be pretty skinny with little carbs and sugar resulting in a low calorie beer.
|||Values per 100ml or 100g|
More than solid numbers posted for Infinite Session Lager here. The average non alcoholic beer has 23kcal per 100ml, 5g of carbs and 2g or added sugar (across all styles of beer) so as you can see, this beer has well under half the calories of a standard non alcoholic beer and under 25% of a standard alcoholic beer.
To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here
My can is slightly different from the usual big “Infinite Session” circle but the trim is gold which definitely put you in mind of a chilled golden lager
The beer itself broadly matches the golden colour and looks flavoursome at least
I get quite a deep malty, bread, cereal smell which is pretty strong. Often, a non alcoholic lager might smell quite neutral at best to nasty and sweet at worst.
Infinite don’t really put a foot wrong and they haven’t done so here either.
Right from the first sip, there is a massive amount of malty grain flavour which imparts a nice sweetness despite just 0.4g of added sugar.
I am normally a pilsner lager man, I prefer the added mix of bitter hops on top of the malt. You don’t really get any noticeable hops here but the huge malt flavour more than makes up for it.
I don’t think I have drank a “Helles” or pale lager with quite so much malt and flavour.
I can see this being a good session beer as it is easily drank and not too gassy for a lager.
There is somehow ample body and mouthfeel despite the skinny nutritional stats.
I am looking through my list to benchmark this and it is about equal with Lucky Saint, albeit with a slightly different flavour profile.
8.5/10 – Infinite Session are one of the best non alcoholic breweries out there. All hits so far!
Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page
Where to buy Infinite Session Lager?
You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE
You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer
For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off
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Is Infinite Session Lager gluten free?
No, Infinite Session lager is not gluten free
I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.
Is Infinite Session Lager vegan?
Yes, Infinite Session lager is vegan friendly
For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.
Infinite Session are one of the best non alcoholic breweries out there. All hits so far!