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

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very good

301 Ratings

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 21
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
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 Omnium
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.

Omnium, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of RRC03
4/5  rDev +3.4%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Birdlegs, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Braz, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of kk73
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

kk73, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of jasewaaang
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jasewaaang, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
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

barleywinefiend, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ImperialStout
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ImperialStout, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

derkfromwi, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Deeps
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Deeps, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
3.25/5  rDev -16%

brandonld23, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ali1987, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of bobhits
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.

bobhits, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

halo913, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of bmwats
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.

bmwats, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BDeibs, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ScottyBonzai, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

NickBeery, Sep 23, 2013
Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.