The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:
Part of Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Smokestack Series. The Quad might not be the hardest style to brew, but there are many world-class examples to pit this one against. The light tan head towers almost out of the glass and keeps a decent lacing for the duration. Mild haze on the brownish-amber color. Heavy hit of malt in the nose with caramel, dark bread and cooked fruit/fruitcake with prunes, apples and raisins. So damn smooth with a lush creamy backdrop to the full body. Malt blankets the palate with a sweetness that lasts all the way through, caramel comes in big right in the middle with a juicy ripe fruitiness. Alcohol has an obvious presence with its warmth and mild peppery spice character. Ghost-like beef broth and mild hop bitterness are on par for the style. A little bit of toasted bread-crust in the sweet and slightly spicy finish.
Amazing, Boulevard hits this one just right. Packed with flavor and small complexities, yet still very drinkable and even approachable. We've been to Belgium a few times and have tried numerous Belgian-inspired beers around the globe, and this one sits very close to the top.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 14:51:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very nice dark apricot color with a generous head and the classic spicy Belgian aroma.
Taste definitely picks up on dates/dark candied fruit with an even amount of spice to balance it out.
I enjoyed this beer very much...i would classify it as an Ommegang's little brother or sister- solidly good for the style, but not the best I've had.
I would try another Boulevard beer for sure though.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 02:55:03 | More by Abra
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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