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

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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: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Quadruple.

Added by Todd on 03-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
505
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
134
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Mindsculptor
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So much raisin and date. Sublime beer, really.

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Photo of avietheer
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Dba1125
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Kungom
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of JMCrocker
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.86/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Chimay beer chalice.

A - 4.75 - Poured a rich, dark ruby color with tinges of cognac and caramel. Poured about a finger of medium tan colored, super soapy head. Bubbles were huge and popped almost immediately, reducing the beer down to a film in a matter of seconds. Low head potential and retention, but to be expected from the style and the high ABV. Spotty lacing.
S - 5 - Plums, very malty, figs, raisins, currants, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and black cherry wine alcohol. Low to nonexistent hop profile.
T - 4.75 - Warm, sweet raisin and plum upfront with a light vanilla background. Fades into an ever so slightly bitter, yet still very much sweet, malty finish. Notes of wine and dark Belgian candies. Delicious.
F - 4.75 - Nice, medium/full creamy and oily mouthfeel. Medium/full bodied brew.
O - 5 - An outstanding representation of the Belgian quad style. Samuel Adam's may not hit the nail on the head every time, but sometimes they brew up some real magic, and this is no exception. HIGHLY recommended to fans of the style as well as it is recommended to be purchased in multiples and left in the cellar for a special occasion!

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Photo of RCLOHR267
4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best Sam Adams beer I've had.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a tulip.
10.2% ABV, "Enjoy this ale now or age it to further develop unique flavors."

A - Dark plum purple-ish in color, Tetravis has mahogany highlights underneath it's steady canvas-colored head that leaves little lacing on the glass.

S - Classic Belgian yeast imparts immediate authenticity into Tetravis as this rich and malty beer starts with a complex blend of moist banana bread, prune and figs, and earthy clay and wet rocks. Robust bready maltiness has a borderline toasted characteristic to it that works nicely with suggestions of molasses and the oak barrel it's aged in.

T - Tetravis is a deep brew, unfolding layers of complexity as it warms up while mirroring the aroma quite nicely. Sweet dribbles of molasses cover chunks of dark rock sugar while dark fruitiness pulls forth fig newton, prune pit, and sticky raisin. Hops are absent but the classic Belgian yeast spiciness balances the flavor well with an exclamation of white pepper, clay, and clove.

M - Despite being a darker, malty brew, Tetravis has a lively carbonation feel that keeps the stomach-warming brew from becoming a chore to drink. It's richness washes down wonderfully with balance making it disturbingly drinkable for it's alcohol content.

O - For a long time a particular Belgian quad was hailed as one of the world's greatest beers. It could have been partly due to it's limited availability but I'd contest that this style is one of the hardest to replicate for American brewers because of it's deep complexity and inherent yeast characteristics. Having said that, Samuel Adam's nails the quad style with Tetravis so well, it could have come straight from Belgium. Rich maltiness provides a sturdy base while dark fruit and spice notes co-mingle with absolutely certainty; a completely brilliant beer!

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Photo of champs86
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of BWood
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A top notch quad. Well done with this one SA

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Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Pmorel
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of thkrb99
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of kmahe
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Brewfocker80
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark brown a little sediment floating
S: wonderful fruit smell
T: Taste of apricot and raisins no alcohol taste at all
M: Full body, nice carbonation,
O: This is a wonderful beer. I've never had a quad but this was outstanding. I would certainly love to drink it again.

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Photo of LennyBound
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed. Definitely the best Sam Adams brew I've had so far.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Darker golden brown with red hues along the edges. Quite frothy off white head with a touch of lacing. Aroma of fruits like raisins and prunes. Tastes of dark fruits, sugars, cider, and cloves. Spicy heat on the palate with a bite and a sipper for sure. Abv very well hidden and rather drinkable too. As the years go by this impy stout lover is quite enjoying quads more and more. Well done in my book!

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Photo of ronniebruner
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow! That pretty much sums up what I think about this beer. As usual, SA has exceeded expectations for me and this beer is outstanding! I was expecting a good brew, not an epic one! Very rarely will I buy multiple $10 bottles of beer, but I immediately went back to the store the next day and bought the last 7 they had. A beautiful pour of berries and oak hit you with a tasty aroma as soon as you uncork this masterpiece. It pours a beautiful dark ebony color, has the perfect amount of carbonation and lace without overpowering the tongue. Very smooth and not too overly sweet for being over 10% ABV and overall this is easily the best new brew I have tried in many months. Don't let the price tag scare you away, this is a world class and very beautiful beer. I would love to shake the brewer's hand who came up with this gem!

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Photo of ShakedownDave
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Cadbury
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iparob66
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of set4ri
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anubisxian
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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