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

Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection)
BA SCORE
3.9/5
507 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: 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
Ranking:
#7,150
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
507
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
136
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of iveyjames
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vixie
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a couple inches of a tan head. One of the best looking beers i have ever seen.

Smell is a but subdued, but that may be me, my sense of smell is not the best. Mainly fruit, like dried fruit, with some caramel and brown sugar.

Quite a sweet beer, but more a fruity sweetness than a candy one. Raisin, caramel, and toffee seem to dominate. The finish is a bit spicy, likely from the cloves.

Feel seems a bit thin for the style, I expect a bit more of a thick smooth feel.

Overall a pretty good beer Not the best quad I have ever had, but one of the better US made ones. Pretty easy to drink, it hides the abv very well. One of the better beers I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of ghirsh
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeenTired
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archyquaffer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter. I noticed from a few of the reviews that people had trouble with the corks- as did I. I had to work it pretty good and was afraid I might break it off in the bottle. A moderate pour yields a frothy head of about an inch. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color. When first poured, it effervesces almost like a sparkling wine.

The aroma is fruity with a slight medicinal note (hinting at the alcohol). The flavor is also fruity, with notes of plums, raisins, grape skins, and perhaps a little apple. A note of cloves around the edges becomes more apparent as it warms. The aftertaste lingers with a boozy fruitiness that wafts through the nostrils . A mild earthy funk works with the spice to balance the fruity flavors.

This beer is a treat and a worthy example of its style. A great offering by Sam Adams.

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Photo of odement
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewfocker80
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
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 deac83
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grich18
1.63/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TheRamie
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tekstr1der
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, dark-amber pour with lasting top of beige foam. Kinda looks like a Belgian. Aroma is malty-sweet, with some ripe, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is a little fruit-forward, with dark cherry dominating. This overwhelms the malt and any attempt at spice or hops to balance. Finish is sweet cherry syrup. Better than expected, but not in league with other quads of renown.

Good thing there's not a usability score - this is the most difficult cork, on any bottle, I've ever encountered.

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Photo of iamaaronmartin
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer but a bit expensive for the quality. Perks up the warmer it gets, with some nice barrel sweetness. Clove comes on a bit stronger than I'd like on the nose but I found it faded after a good breathing. Medium head on a slow pour.

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Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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