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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

365 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 84 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-12-2013

Barrel aged Quadruple.
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Photo of jessealmlie
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamette
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 1 pint, 9.4 ounce barrel shaped corked and caged bottle that I bought as a part of the Barrel Room Collection pack at Sam’s Club a few months ago into a clean, clear glass. No “best by” date observed by me on the bottle. The Barrel Room Collection has three such bottles in it. Look for my review of the others to follow. Note: It was exceedingly difficult to get the cork out of this bottle! I had to resort to a wine cork mechanical remover! Lastly, I believe each bottle in the Collection came out to be something close to $8.64 or so.

A Dark Caramel opaque body under a 2 inch very light shade of brown head that lingered for a few minutes. Good look. 4.0

S Dark fruit, dark roast malt and lots of sweetness to the nose. The smell can be a bit distant which is expected in the style. Good, solid smell. 4.0

T Big, sweet beer with the Currants, raisins and clove as mentioned on the label. This is reminiscent of other well established quads that I am familiar with such as Ommegang Three Philosophers. Nicely crafted beer. 4.0

M Big, syrupy bigness but surprisingly a high level of carbonation dances across my tongue as I sip. Other Quads tend to have a “flat” feel and little carbonation outside of the head. Ehh..not impressed with that quality. 3.0

D/O Drinkability is not that high since it is 10.2% alcohol and it is relatively expensive. Overall this is a solidly brewed beer. It may rank up there with some of my more favored beers from Samuel Adams!

Photo of ZEB89
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmjivi221
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hbchrisg
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mda080
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great American quad especially for about 8-9 dollars.

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHguy
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmc181
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought this in a Sam Adams barrel room collection 3 Pack at my local costco. This was far and away the best of the 3. It's a milky amber color, very little head while being super crisp and carbonated in the mouth. Tastes better than it smells and it smells pretty good. I'd buy this as a stand alone but wouldn't buy the 3 pack again.

Photo of Tone
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, mustiness, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, earthiness, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, mustiness, hint of wood, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and earthiness. Overall, average appearance, body and aroma hurt by the musty/earthy quality that is unpleasant.

Photo of HabaJohn
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's not a very good example of a true Belgian Quad. Label states: A Bold Belgian Quad with Rich notes of currants, raisins, and Clove, it's no wonder the taste is not of a Belgian Ale. But the taste isn't bad and the ABV is up there. I might look for this again.

Photo of set4ri
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cozmo
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light chestnut; effervescent; medium sized tan head, pretty long lasting

Smell: dark fruits; peppery with cloves

Taste: very sweet with dried fruit notes throughout; no real lingering taste of hops; ends with a touch of molasses

Mouthfeel: creamy

Remarks: good, but a little too sweet; needs more hops to balance

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Red -brown, clear, with a thin finger of wheat-colored head that quickly faded without any lacing.

S: Nothing too powerful: sweet and tart fruit, floral hops.

T: Sweet caramelized sugar, rum, molasses, raisins. Honestly, the sweetness is a bit cloying.

M: Plenty crisp, with warming (probably over-stated) alcohol.

O: I suffered from unmet expectations on this one -- i.e. it wasn't bad, just not as good as I was hoping it would be.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a yeasty and slightly spicy aroma with lots of coriander and a little bit of clove. Some other aromas of dark fruits (being mainly of raisins and figs) as well as some caramel and molasses are there as well. A little bit of banana, a light pepper, and some alcohol are there as well rounding out the aroma and producing a somewhat fruited, but not overly sweet smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins quite a bit sweeter then I would have expected from the nose, with tons of darker fruits of raisin and fig as well as a very strong showing of a caramel and candied sugar taste. While the fruit is sweeter than the caramel upfront, the sweet profile later switches with the caramel and candied sugars getting more potent and the fruit less so. All the while there is a yeasty taste as well as some lighter spice upfront that get stronger toward then end. The spice never gets really strong and is largely dominated by the sweet, but does give a nice accent to the taste. Along with the lighter spice, some banana and a little bit of a warming alcohol comes to the tongue at the very end, leaving one with a quite sweet and pleasantly warm and flavorful quad flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is a little on the thinner side for a brew of 10.3 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner body did a wonderful job for the sweet darker flavors of the brew all while keeping a nice drinking feel without being too weak to support all the rich flavor.

Overall – A really rather nice Quad overall. This is a quite nice and approachable brew overall that I can see most people rather enjoying.

Photo of sia478
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LennyBound
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed. Definitely the best Sam Adams brew I've had so far.

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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.