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

Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 171
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%


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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ccrida

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark with a medium sized off-white head leaving light but nice lace.

Smell is strong, clove, caramel and toffee.

Taste is rich, heavy on over-carmelized sugar (attributed as prune). Some spicy and fruity estery notes provide depth. A little ethanol.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy stylistically, somewhat thick. Fully carbonated and soft though.

Drinkability is ok. Rich flavor with well hidden ABV. But so rich, and not particularly elegant.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 03:44:54 | More by ccrida
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marleyr

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-19-2014 19:52:20 | More by marleyr
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears a dense, dark mahogany with a creamy dense, off white head that slowly fades into a gentle cap. Scattered bits of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, toffee, prunes, grapes, light cocoa, over-ripe dates, vanilla, and brown sugar.
Taste is of the aromas. Lots of raisins pulling through with brown sugar.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sugary, viscous, with plenty of heat stabbing the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:52:49 | More by weeare138
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-19-2014 01:30:30 | More by kwkdmk
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-18-2014 18:27:21 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-18-2014 13:39:19 | More by KevinGordon
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-17-2014 13:31:41 | More by kristougher
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 01:43:08 | More by tabhill
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SHODriver

California

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a tulip to a deep brown with some ruby highlights. The beer is topped by a two finger light tan head with good retention and some lacing
S: smells of cloves, spicy yeast, plums, raisins and candi sugar
T: taste is some sweet dark fruits, raisins, sugary sweetness, spice from the yeast, clove but not really getting any barrel flavors. swallow brings a huge crash of dark fruits, caramel sweetness and clove.
M: it's honestly kind of light on the mouth with soft carbonation. I thought it would drink a bit bigger but it feels to be on the thin side.
O: This beer is kind of a trickster. It's very smooth and mild on the palate and then it has a huge smack of flavor on the swallow. Overall, not a bad beer but I think there are better representatives of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 05:19:00 | More by SHODriver
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-10-2014 21:32:12 | More by PopnLoads
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archero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-09-2014 06:40:46 | More by archero
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Filabee

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-05-2014 03:25:43 | More by Filabee
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-03-2014 23:49:06 | More by Giggy
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BigGold

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-03-2014 01:15:46 | More by BigGold
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Codester

Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-01-2014 22:09:02 | More by Codester
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2014 16:52:48 | More by ricecracker420
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Plum colored with a one finger tan head that sits and sits. thick lacing.

S: Plums, dates, raisins, clove, Belgian yeast, molasses.

T: Follows nose with smooth, sweet Belgian yeast leading the way. Currants provide a rich backdrop. Molasses slides in. Just terrific. Alcohol isn't really noticed or felt...until later. Flavors improve as it warms.

M: Medium to heavy with thick, chewy and frothy carbonation.

O: Excellent. Tetravis is a fine example of why I love quads. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 18:43:48 | More by brewskifan55
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Dreizhen

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-30-2014 17:48:45 | More by Dreizhen
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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a St. Bernardus chalice. Pours a slightly hazy amber mahogany w/ a khaki 1-finger head.

Aroma is sweet dates and figs, brown sugar, subtle spice. Bready dark malt and Belgian yeast.

Taste is bready and sweet; dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, spice. 10% ABV is well hidden. Pretty much a standard quad here.

Mouthfeel is crisp and well carbonated, fairly light on the palate. Drinkable.

Overall a good, straightforward, no-nonsense quad.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:44:37 | More by draheim
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-24-2014 16:34:53 | More by thkrb99
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chet4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-23-2014 23:56:58 | More by chet4
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-23-2014 13:53:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-21-2014 23:28:46 | More by Sspeer1
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-18-2014 02:57:11 | More by Knapp85
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-17-2014 02:24:42 | More by kwjd
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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.