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

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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by rangerred:
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear dark ruby with a half finger off-white head. The head is very fluffy but thick and hangs around for a long time providing decent lacing.

Aroma has a very strong cherry note along with a touch of strawberry and grape. I can detect just a touch of darker fruit in the way of figs but it is pretty light. There is a slight bit of a metallic off note but it is so faint that it is almost not worth mentioning.

Lots of cherries up front in the taste mixed with a touch of brandy. Citrus is dominant in the flavor and there is a noticable lack of depth in the way of darker fruits, molasses, caramel, etc. Sweetness is there but it remains restrained with just a slight sticyness on the finish.

Overall, this beer exceeded my expectations coming from Sam Adams. It definitely lacks the depth and refinement of some Trappist beers but honestly for the price, it is really hard to beat this.

rangerred, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

SD-Alefan, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Todd, Mar 12, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from an odd shaped brown 1pt. 9.4oz bottle into a tulip glass. The lable lists the abv at 10.2%.

Appearance: The body has a dark orange amber color with good clarity and visible carbonation. This is topped off with a tall light tan head. It’s head fades slowly to just a thin creamy film covering. Lacing coats the glass as I tip the beer to my lips then slowly slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has loads of dark fruit, holiday fruitcake and sweet maltiness.

Taste / Palate: There are nice sweet malt notes throughout. It has notes of dates, raisins, black currants and sweet bready/fruitcake like goodness. It’s hops add a touch of spice and herbal bitterness on the back end. The solid 10.2% abv adds a mild boozy warming feel. This all comes on nice medium to full feeling body with smooth carbonation.

generallee, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, tan in color, cloudy, medium carbonation

Smell: raisin, fig, oak, dark bread

Taste: brown sugar, raisin, fig, Belgian spices, pumpernickel bread, and dates

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, heavy body, sweet start with bitter middle, sweeter end

Overall: Nice and fruity quad. Complex. I would get this one again. It may be my favorite in the barrel room collection.

tigg924, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

aquazr1, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Brown with a thick beige head, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Fruity, cloves, wheat, malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth medium bodied. Taste of rich fruity flavors, malts, grassy notes and alcohol.

Overall: Ok beer, well crafted. But not my first choice for a beer personally.

Cavanaghty, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Janeinma, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color and nearly impenetrable to light. A quarter inch of beige head slowly diminishes to the point that it is only a trace and partially covers the top of the beer. In the aroma notes of raisins,plums, and a hint of clove are present. The flavor is much more intense than the aroma. Strong notes of Merlot,raisin,and alcohol are prominent. The alcoholic aftertaste is initially strong,but it mellows out as it warms. The mouth is fairly carbonated and sticky. I think this could have used cellaring.

Franziskaner, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

kwkdmk, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Codester, Apr 01, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

zachthelaxer93, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Griffith, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

zachpaschal, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DruC4, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of stallion_air21
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color is amazing. A beautiful amber color and my favorite is the head that stays for some time. Even the color of head is a great cream color.

The smell you first get is almost a wine smell from the raisins. Second comes a strong clove and molasses that really fills your nostrils. With a few more trying of aroma the dark fruits come in and compliments with a sweeter smell.

The flavors with the initial mouth full is powerful. Tons of flavors rush into the mouth and almost to much (for me). With a strong tingle in the front of the tongue it smooths over the rest and eases to the rest. With flavors the even tho the raisins are the first you smell they are the last you taste. First is the molasses and the dark fruits and both combined create an amazing taste.

Overall it's a great beer. From the amazing smell and an overall great taste it's a good beer to start the night or finish an amazing night with.

stallion_air21, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sammy, Dec 12, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

tdm168, Sep 20, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

bootlee95, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

champs86, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of RickS95
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RickS95, Sep 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Always happy to try Sammy's Barrel aged stuff, sometimes they even live up to my expectations...

Opens with a resounding pop, pours an effervescent orange/copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Average lacing

S: Dark fruit & woody hops, some cinnamon & vanilla, plus banana & pears

T: Dark fruit, a touch of boozeyness & juicy fruit gum up front. Figs, black currants, raisins & rubber bans as this warms, plus a little more leafy hops, plus a modicum of oakyness/dryness. plus some golden raisin & pears. Finishes with jammyness, a little banana peel, oakyness, plus a bit of raisin

MF: Medium bodied, dry, boozey with near zero carbonation

A nice Quad, not much barrel age aspects here, but not completely MIA. I would possibly buy this again, seems like it would age great; like the complexity on display already. Drinks easy for the heft & style

russpowell, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Chris7482, Nov 21, 2014
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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.