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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

165 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%


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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Alpine Spring bow-tie glass

A - Clear darker amber with two finger of fast dissipating off white head, no lacing.
S - Really nice aroma, belgian yeast, clove, tart grape, dark cherries, raisins, a little oak, caramel malt.
T - As the label says, big on raisins and clove, belgian yeast and spice, banana, tart cherries.
M - Sweet and a little clingy, decent feel, not a lot of burn.
O - Not a huge fan of these styles, but for BBC its decent, nice complex flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:02:30 | More by Omnium
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: After finally getting the cork out with a loud pop it poured a purplish-burgundy color if that makes any sense at all. An off white head appears with decent head retention provide moderate lacing

S: Black currants, some raisins, figs, nuts and candy. Pretty tame and straightforward. It's what I was expecting. I was disappointed in the lack of barrel influence on the nose.

T: Dark fruits and black currants with a little booze sting. The raisins and figs, black currants rein supreme on the palate. I'm really not receiving any of the barrel here...no wood, no vanilla, just a wee bit of Earthiness. The finish is stinging, moderately sweet and lightly sticky

M: Medium bodied, sweet and sticky, lower carvbonation which I find odd considering the pop of the cork

O: Meh

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 14:06:29 | More by barleywinefiend
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The bottle claims a light quad but I have a pretty dark beer in my snifter. Large sour like head, weak fades fast, forms first from the brown watery body. In the glass this appears slightly denser and darker than an amber and somewhere in the brown ale world.

The nose gives off dark fruits, rum, raisins, currents, Belgian spices. A really interesting aroma.

The flavor is that of a quad with a sour finish and some sherry like notes. As a result you get the dark fruits, deep sugars, and Belgian spices of a quad fixed with the lightly sour/funky effects of a barrel. I hate to say it be Sam Adams has shown that barrel aging of quads can turn average ok American efforts into down right tasty treats. Dear every other American making quads, do this more!

This goes down pretty easy given there's still a clear alcohol presence but the sour notes kinda help it. I get a lot and I mean a lot of wine notes with this beer as well but it's just so much more complex and nuanced than wine.

This is a winner for Sam Adams plain and simple. It isn't my style or what I'd want, but if you want to blow a wine snob away, this is another option.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 20:47:10 | More by bobhits
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

large three finger frothy head with good lacing on a very nice clear amber with maroon hues body. The beer actually looks very impressive. Aroma of plum, sour cherries, banana bread, caramel, spices (cinnamon), Belgian yeast. Flavor is a little disappointing after the aroma but still nice although the fruitness covers up some of the Belgian character. Flavor notes include, plum, raisin, currant, caramel, red wine. This one is fairly sweet too. Thin for the style, moderate carbonation. I felt the look and aroma couldnt be lived up to by the flavor. One of the better ones of this series for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 03:01:57 | More by kylehay2004
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a long stemmed chalice.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson brown color with no clarity but bubbles can be seen coming up the glass.

Smell: Spicy, bready, caramel, plums, raisins, cloves, a little booze, and banana.

Taste: Spicy, cloves, plums, raisins, bananas, caramel, bready malts, warm alcohol,

Mouthfeel: Smooth, boozy, spicy, chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid quad and reasonably priced too. Enjoyable and would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 03:58:01 | More by Flounder57
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 13:47:15 | More by tigg924
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles pretty quickly, but not completely; leaving a really nice foamy blanket. Persistent spider web lacing.

S: Roasted malt, cherry, molasses, licorice, and oak.

T: Peaty malt tone with a nice little fruity palate.... cherry and raspberry. Seems like a little basil in there.

M: Hearty body, a bit of a syrupy feel. Bittersweet finish. High alcohol a little deceiving.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is a great combination of malt, fruit, bitter, sweet, and wood components. Peaty and fruity with a little savory spice. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:36:29 | More by bmwats
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:55:29 | More by russpowell
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 26 fl. oz. corked, caged bottle. Sampled on August 16, 2013. The cork took some tugging to remove. Served at about 50 degrees.

The pour is a very handsome looking mahogany brown with ruby red highlights and a moderate tan head that settles down after a few moments.

The aroma gives off plenty of Quad vibes such as dark malts, Belgian yeast, Belgian brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and raisin.

Bold body with some astringency.

The taste is sweet malt forward with a quick eruption of pepper and hops finishing it off. The alcohol could have been a little more subdued but it reminds me to take it easy. I found it to be a nice offering from Samuel Adams.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 00:42:40 | More by puboflyons
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy bronze. Slight but messy off white head and lacing.
Smell: fairly rich, yeasty, dark fruit with a hint of aromatic spice.
Taste: much like the nose. A bit deeper and complex than the nose.
Overall: not a home run, but a nice tasty take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:27:27 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice mahogany/amber color with 2 fingers of head that slowly recedes to a 1" cap that lasts for a while

S: Get the Belgian yeast right out front. It imparts a good bit of dark fruits and spiciness. Behind that is some sweet maltiness, light oak, and a hint of alcohol

T: Starts off with a bit of spiciness from the yeast and then goes into a good bit of dark fruit. Fig, raisin, currant, and plum all stand out. Get some clove notes from the esters as well. After that, some sweet maltiness comes out along with some of the oakiness of the barrel. Alcohol brings everything together in the end, imparting some more fruit and spiciness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This is a definitely an impressive take on the quad style by Jim Koch and company. One of the better American versions for sure. BBC/SA take a lot of slack from many people on here, and it leads to a lot of their brews being underrated (at least IMO). This one here is a winner, and in a style that in generally fairly difficult to pull off. Great job and great brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:22:11 | More by BEERMILER12
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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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