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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,784 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1784
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
”Do you know what dwells in a glass?” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen's The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007)
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Reviews by Bierman9:
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at The Liquor Shop last week for $3.50, for a 12oz bottle. A harrowing day at work today requires some assistance in unwinding! The Sixth Glass will be my first!

I poured it into a small tulip. It was a rich, deep auburn with a little bit of haze. The head was healthy and tan, a 1" layer of fine cream looking right fine atop things. Great lacework is left behind on the glass. The nose is solidly rich, with a good dose of malty sweetness plus some spicy, yeasty notes. The body here is decent, though there is a healthy amount of carbo which lends some prickliness and airiness to the feel.

The flavor, too, has some nice malty caramel, along with some subtle dark fruit and a hint of candy sugar. A bit of clove as well as green apple also sit on the palate. A nip of spicy yeast dryly finishes things up. Not bad, all in all! Surprisingly, my first Boulevard bier! Prosit!!

3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:24:37 | More by Bierman9
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My first official review!

Appearance- Started pouring this into a glass and instantly loved the caramel hue to this dark amber. Gave a great thick head, but it dissipated pretty rapidly; however, it left pretty lasting lines on the side of the glass. I saw small amounts of sediment towards the end of the glass, but that doesn't bother me.

Smell- You can definitely smell the spice aromas in this beer. They reminded me of a Fat Tire, but on steroids.

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Mouthfeel- I thought the carbonation fit well with the beer. It was just bubbly enough to awaken my taste buds. I felt like it left my mouth a little filmy afterwards. I didn't enjoy that very much.

Overall- I really enjoyed this beer. I would definitely recommend Sixth Glass to a friend. For a 10% beer you can taste it, but it didn't overwhelm me. Strong bold flavor, but smooth all the way through.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.