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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

345 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 71 | 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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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
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
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
4.19/5  rDev +8%
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
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a DFH signature glass, the beer pours a mahogany brown color with almost a couple inch creamy light tan head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit (plums, figs, raisins), cloves, molasses and some sweet spiciness. It tastes like dark fruit (plum, figs, raisins), cloves, red grapes, caramel, molasses, oak and some brown sugar. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and is well carbonated. The carbonation is soft, which helps make it easy to drink. I thought this was a good overall brew, it's worth picking up if you've never had it before!

Photo of ronniebruner
4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow! That pretty much sums up what I think about this beer. As usual, SA has exceeded expectations for me and this beer is outstanding! I was expecting a good brew, not an epic one! Very rarely will I buy multiple $10 bottles of beer, but I immediately went back to the store the next day and bought the last 7 they had. A beautiful pour of berries and oak hit you with a tasty aroma as soon as you uncork this masterpiece. It pours a beautiful dark ebony color, has the perfect amount of carbonation and lace without overpowering the tongue. Very smooth and not too overly sweet for being over 10% ABV and overall this is easily the best new brew I have tried in many months. Don't let the price tag scare you away, this is a world class and very beautiful beer. I would love to shake the brewer's hand who came up with this gem!

Photo of SeaWard
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DarkUnity
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Genghis59
2.92/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Acredlegs
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Flapjack
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of WckdVbz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Poupae
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Rborre321
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Lard_City
4.15/5  rDev +7%

Nice Belgian base with fruity and boozy notes. Yummy.

Photo of C_Wolfe45
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Scamboogery
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jiggidy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of KingBeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours easily with great head which settles in 5 min or so. Dark brown amber color. Aroma of plum, raisin, sweet roasted malt. Feels med to med heavy on tongue, great carbonation and effervescence. Heavy malt flavor and slight fruit. Very sweet malty beer. Good alcohol warmth going down. At 10.2% ABV this is a slow sipping, sit down and enjoy beer. Overall a good example of a Belgium Quad although with longer aging the sweet malty flavors should mellow out a bit.

Photo of ShakedownDave
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Chris7482
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.