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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

380 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 25
Gots: 93 | 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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Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 77
Photo of ChestSplitter
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best Sam Adams beer I've had.

Photo of kerry4porters
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A top notch quad. Well done with this one SA

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.86/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Chimay beer chalice.

A - 4.75 - Poured a rich, dark ruby color with tinges of cognac and caramel. Poured about a finger of medium tan colored, super soapy head. Bubbles were huge and popped almost immediately, reducing the beer down to a film in a matter of seconds. Low head potential and retention, but to be expected from the style and the high ABV. Spotty lacing.
S - 5 - Plums, very malty, figs, raisins, currants, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and black cherry wine alcohol. Low to nonexistent hop profile.
T - 4.75 - Warm, sweet raisin and plum upfront with a light vanilla background. Fades into an ever so slightly bitter, yet still very much sweet, malty finish. Notes of wine and dark Belgian candies. Delicious.
F - 4.75 - Nice, medium/full creamy and oily mouthfeel. Medium/full bodied brew.
O - 5 - An outstanding representation of the Belgian quad style. Samuel Adam's may not hit the nail on the head every time, but sometimes they brew up some real magic, and this is no exception. HIGHLY recommended to fans of the style as well as it is recommended to be purchased in multiples and left in the cellar for a special occasion!

Photo of Anubisxian
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travis_g
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ksimons
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a clear amber caramel color with a fingers worth of khaki head that leaves a bit of lace around the top

S-caramel malt, dark fruits, brown sugar, and yeast

T-caramel backbone, dark fruits of cherries, raisins, currants, bit of chocolate

M-medium body, creamy, moderate carbonation

Overall one of the more interesting options from SA, an above average quad

Photo of lic217
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a whitish head. Smells of charred oak, prunes, dates and a touch of pine resin. Wow, taste is surprisingly complex. Lots of cedar and chocolate starts off with a rich prune and port wine. A tangy bitterness of pine and grapefruit rind and blood orange tingle your tongue. A long sweetness of dried raisin lingers long with a wheat bread and yeast note in the back of the tongue. Having been to Belgium I have to say this brew (from Sam Adams of all brewers) is quite delicious. Though for nomenclature, this is more comparable to a dubble in flavor but with the body of a quad.

Photo of LordofthePings
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a typical quad. Very low esters and high on the dried fruit/fig/raisin flavors. Barrel age comes through up front. For Sam Adams this is a good beer but not what I was thinking it was going to be based on the bottle and description. Well made to be sure, but not my favorite quad.

Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark cola color

Raisins, caramel , toffee aroma and flavors

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

Photo of adamette
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmjivi221
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hbchrisg
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mda080
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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