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

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
515 Ratings
Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bold and Rich Belgian Quad- Its deep complexity starts with a molasses sweetness and finishes with notes of dark fruit and tart spice from our signature Belgian yeast.

Added by Todd on 03-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,420
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
515
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
135
Trade:
2
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Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JelickNight
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The translucent black and violet color mask the lightness of its taste—but it is neither thin nor cloying.

It is strong and complex.

The black currant is perfectly subtle and the spices endure its presence on the tongue. It avoids being tart and lingers with the allure of wanting to solve a puzzle.

**Update**
Upon trying another bottle, I found it to be a bit heavier and cloying, and I was unable to detect the black currant. I'm a bit disappointed at this inconsistency, but hopefully it's just a fluke. I've updated my rating from 4.38 to 4.08.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark red close to brown colored body with a thin cap of a white foamy head that dies at a nice pace into the body. Lacing is sporadic and tries to cling, but doesn’t and slides at a decent pace. The smell has some raisin, fig, plum, pear, spiced apple combine through a toasty sort of molasses and some Belgian candied sugariness. There is also a decent earthy spiciness comes into play as well. The taste is sweet and somewhat spicy through the previously mentioned flavors. There is a nice Belgian yeasty/earthy/spicy yet sweet aftertaste takes hold and guides to a dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium to heavy on the body, not sessionable - more of a sipper. Carbonation is somewhat smooth for the style and is pretty good to me. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Overall, this is a good Quad that I would have again.

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Photo of Mindsculptor
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So much raisin and date. Sublime beer, really.

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Photo of shivtim
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Muddy ruby-copper with a fuzzy khaki ring.

Smell is dark fruit--toffee, raisin, fig, plum, and dark bread.

Taste is rich and deep, with toffee, plum, graham, molasses, gingersnaps. Good!

Vintage 2013

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Photo of JoeLacy
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very disappointed. If I didn't see the bottle, I would have thought someone poured me a glass of wine, rather than a Sam Adams beer.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like sweet quads. (Kasteel's Donker is my ideal.)
Tetravis confirms sour is finding its way into American quads.
My advice: go sweet... avoid syrup

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Photo of Tbulling
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of objectivedrinker
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Bold & rich, this enveloping brew builds its force and character through interlacing layers of flavor. Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisins and figs and develops further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctice Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Quadrupel, aged in oak barrels. Available in limited draft and in 750ml. bottles. A rotating release in the barrel room series.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a caramel cream colored head over a moderately hazy medium brown body with light carbonation. Retention is below average and there is no visible lacing. 3.5

(Smell) Strong aromas of toasted bread, richly caramelized malts, viscous fruit syrups, spicy molasses. Moderate oak tannins, soft vanilla and leather. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor follows the aroma, with a flavorful blend of caramelized bread malts, fruit and molasses syrups and dark candied sugars, and a softly acidic barrel aging presence, generating notes of delicate acidity and soft tannins. Moderately spicy with a smooth, peppery finish which compliments the gentle acidity nicely. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly syrupy, lightly tangy and acidic, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to acidic, spicy and earthy bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Overall an enjoyable Quadrupel beer with a solid malt base, and an inviting barrel aged character that contributes a nice range of barrel flavors, giving this beer an enjoyable flavor spread and nice balance. A solid entry in the series for me. 3.75

Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams Tetravis
/5.00

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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 515 ratings