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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 21
Gots: 63 | 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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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a lightly hazy orange amber color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. The aroma is huge on the tart current with hints of clove and raisin. Moderate amount of dark sugary malt as well as a far to present hit of papery oxidation. The flavor is heavy on the clove and pepper with a moderate amount of sugary sweetness. Tart currant as well as bits of lemon and orange and like the aroma a bit too much oxidation. Medium to thick body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Meh, another letdown from the Sam Adams barrel room. Oxidized and a bit spicy for my liking.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy dark mahogany with lots of fluffy light tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted barley and earthy pumpernickel, with some spicy Belgian yeast and dry clove and oak.
T: It tasted like sweet nutty malt and roasted barley, with some spicy Belgian yeast and candi sugar and earthy pumpernickel. It had a clean mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of fine natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a surprisingly good beer. The scent and taste were fairly complex and enjoyable. The body was great, and the finish was really smooth, so it was easy to drink. Would probably age well, but doesn't need it. Solid brew, although I wish it had a little more barrel character.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in a Prairie teku.

A - Pours a tawny brown with red highlights. A firm tan head holds well and clings the glass.

S - Brown sugar, dates, figs, apples, banana liqueur, old candy, fruit cake,

T - Sugary malt, lots of fruit, apples, prunes, but raisins and dates are very prominent. Vanilla and woody tannins along with some noticable hops that give the candy sweet malt base some balance. Finishes fruity with some tannin/woody like bitterness.

M - Medium full body, foamy carbonation, finishes crisp with a rounded woody bitterness. The alcohol becomes sharp when allowed to warm up.

Excellent aroma. The wood doesn't stand out but is layered underneath the fruit and malt. There's noticeable bitterness that almost clashes with the alcohol. It would get in the way if it were any stronger but really helps with the sweetness. Pretty good for an American made Quad.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brown-amber with a fair amount of carbonation. A thick head formed, which dissipated at a normal rate. Just a few bubbles rising. Overall fairly clear, but had just a slight haze.

S - Belgian yeast is huge up front. Lot's of dark fruit. Noticed grape, fig, and raisin most heavily. Also slight hints of cinnamon, peach and tobacco leaf. Not much malt noticed, and no hop aroma noticed. Slight hint of alcohol.

T - Very, very Belgian-y. Dark fruits are immediately noted. Mostly grape and fig, as with the aroma. I did note some toasted and slightly sweet malts, which I didn't detect in the aroma. Beer finished very well, with a slight alcohol warmth, and a heavy punch of plum and prune.

F - Lot's of carbonation. Not sticky or too thick, but can burn slightly. Certainly drinkable.

O - Not quite as good as their New World Tripel, but another Belgian well executed by Sam Adams. Complex taste, extremely drinkable. I've had better Belgian's, but I've also had worse Belgian's that cost a lot more. So in other words, excellent brew, and worth the $.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.