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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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very good

301 Ratings

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 21
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Quadruple.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-12-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle to a Bruery tulip glass

A: Mahogany in color, a gentle pour doesn't produce much of head to speak of, nor lacing.

S: Strong, ester-y aromas with tones of wood and yeast reigning in phenols and malty sweetness. The nose is layered with suggestions of cherries, raisins, bananas, oak, cinnamon and clove. Fantastic nose.

T: The flavors are more singular, leading with phenols and tones of ripe fruit. Bananas and raisins pop up mid-sip, along with a buttery bread note that carries to the finish. Closed long and sweet with warming alcohol.

M: Loses points here. Strangely thin and light bodied...I would've guessed it was fortified with something. Overly carbonated as well.

Solid offering from SA's Barrel Room project. Not the best quad you'll come across, but highlights the traditional richness of the style.

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It's ideal for the style. An inviting, rich looking, warm brown pour. Not overly dark, just the way it's supposed to be. The head is a finger and a half thick, with a dirty yellow color. It retains well and never goes away. Each swirl breathes life into the thick, lasting head. Almost no lacing to speak of, its only drawback.

Again, almost perfection. As the bottle suggests, dark ripe fruits like raisins and figs. But also some pear and green apple. Just a bit of alcohol along with spices from the Belgian strain of yeast.

Same goes for the taste. Dark ripe fruits, spices, pear and green apple. Molasses. Fruit cake in a glass.

The sweetness hits immediately and lasts throughout the sip until the finish where the spices and alcohol temper it a bit. The pear and green apple provide tartness so the beer isn't one-dimensional. Full bodied with some warmth in the finish. Slight prickling finish. Very easy sipper despite the high ABV.

Like most of the beers from the Barrel Room Collection, this is a home run. I wish all Sam Adams beers were this good. I typicall find their selections overrated, but not the Barrel Room beers. This very well resembles the more expensive and exotic Belgians. Where the Belgians are 1A, this is 1B.

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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.