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

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507 Ratings
Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Quadruple.

Added by Todd on 03-12-2013

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Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Bogdawg
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +28.2%
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 +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev +1%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
2.77/5  rDev -29%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of objectivedrinker
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Photo of goopy
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jraiona
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Poured into a tulip a deep hazy amber with a minimal and rapid receding head

S- The aroma of clove and raisin with some very slight roasted malt.

T- Notes of raisin and fig with hints of clove, oak and some back end sweetness. Slight acidic/bitter taste.

F- Medium body and somewhat lacking the richness of some of the other Quads I've tried.

O- Very good and very drinkable.

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Photo of fx20736
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow. I didn't see this coming... It starts with a brief hint of malts and caramel which is then quickly clobbered with the tartness of cran-raisony flavors and currants.... The tartness lingers. The carbonation is wonderful and sizzles. Not much lacing and the head dies off quickly, but well worth a try if you like things on the more tart side. As a quad, it isn't as rich and creamy as you might be looking for. It is almost like a currant champagne with a hint of caramel that dissipates quickly. I might get this again depending on my mood.

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Photo of Reverend_Ken
2.36/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This "bold Belgian Quad with hints of currant, raisins and clove" can't decide whether it's a wine or a beer. As a Quad, it lacks body or the richness I have come to expect from Belgian Quads. It does have nice color, but a quickly diminishing head. If it were a wine, it would be flavorful, but as a beer, it tends to be a bit cloying. Not a big fan. Way too sweet, and not the right kind of sweet. It's like they poured a raisin wine into my beer and ruined it.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the big bottle in a snifter. This beefy little brew pours a brilliant chill
hazed red tinged amber with a modest head of off white foam that subsides
to a thick ring, subtle pool, and light lacing. Nose of light brown sugar, subtle
booze, raisins, and light cherry notes. Flavors follow by exceed by force of flavor
with currants and cherries dominant, brown sugars and light golden raisins hit
nicely on the middle, and subtle oak takes up the rearof the taste with warming
booze and light grape notes. Very wine like in character with a lightly dry and
subtly tart finish with low carbonation and nice balance.

Overall a fine brew from a fine brewer.


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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy reddish brown with a one finger off white head. The head recedes quickly leaving some light spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is raisins, figs and brown sugar.

T - The taste follows the aroma with raisins, figs, grapes, brown sugar, Belgian yeast and oak.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft mouthfeel.

O - This is a very nice American quad. Nice and easy drinking with the ABV well hidden. Definetly worth checking out especial at $10.

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Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 507 ratings
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