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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,998 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,998
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 130
Gots: 291 | FT: 11
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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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-11-2012 08:14:10 | More by Fitzmke
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-17-2013 02:34:11 | More by hopley
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2014 03:29:03 | More by afsdan
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UnkleFester

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2012 17:32:04 | More by UnkleFester
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2012 06:52:04 | More by pirmannt1
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-10-2012 17:11:19 | More by Satan70
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2012 22:40:19 | More by Ryan1423
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julian

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

A: deep brown in color with highlights of orange. lots of visible carbonation rising quickly to the top sprouting a massive bubbly almond colored head that almost overflows out of the glass yet mysteriously manages to defy gravity and physics and stay within it's bounds.

S: deep fruity smell of green apples, raisins, purple grapes combined with a medium heavy brown sugar malting and a kick of alcohol on the nose near the end. This is going to be epic.

T: Taste is a massive explosion of sugary malt, dark fruity flavor with a slight acidity (green apple?) and a noticeable, but not overwhelming, alcoholic bite. Nice throat warming as it slides with ease down into your belly. This is on par with some of the best Belgian Quads I've had.

D: Pretty damn good and easy drinking. Great flavor, great aftertaste and even though the ABV is on the higher end it's almost barely noticeable...but will limit how much you can drink.

09-06-2008 04:31:10 | More by julian
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willit618

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2013 20:36:13 | More by willit618
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2012 03:09:45 | More by EmmetD
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FroggieG

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-27-2012 00:05:57 | More by FroggieG
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Thisisjosh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2012 01:15:48 | More by Thisisjosh
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-04-2012 00:21:33 | More by jrpapajcik
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-20-2013 16:15:53 | More by alex_hart
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DLucky

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-04-2013 18:53:16 | More by DLucky
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MathNut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-11-2012 21:27:17 | More by MathNut
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AaronOp

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2013 04:37:33 | More by AaronOp
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2013 19:40:35 | More by GrindFatherBob
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2013 23:53:41 | More by 59rockabilly
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ButtomsUp

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-09-2013 04:20:53 | More by ButtomsUp
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-16-2013 01:41:14 | More by laxer8811
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TwoTrees

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-30-2013 18:50:08 | More by TwoTrees
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etownhooligan

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%

A: Pours a dark caramel or burnt peach hue with a two to one and one half inch head, slightly off white. Very nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Plum/Prune, raisins, molasses, nutmeg and other spice notes. Molasses was the smell I noticed the most, reminds me of those Moravian Cookies. Very little bitterness with a fairly strong alcohol aftertaste.

T: Fruit notes strike the tongue first taste, initially I had to let it warm up as I do most of my drinks. The taste grew sweeter and I began to taste what I smelled.

M: Heavy mouth feel, it almost seems to stick to the tongue.

O: A nice drink all and all, I was surprised in how easy it was to drink, though it does pack a punch.

05-17-2014 00:37:08 | More by etownhooligan
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richj1970

Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Founders Bolt Cutter glass.

A: Beautful amber with orange and red tints. Nice 2-3 finger white head that lasted for a bit. Some lacing.

S: Lots of malts, some sweet fruits.

T: Roasted malts and fruity sweetness. Hints of fruits like of raisin, dates, bananas. A bit of spiciness and the characteristic Belgium yeast.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet up front, and the alcohol hits you towards the end.

O: Really nice quad. One of my favorites in the group. This will have to become one of my regular purchases.

01-16-2013 00:42:41 | More by richj1970
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messyhair42

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Boulevard snifter. Pours with two fingers of variable sized bubbles that fade quicly.

S:Bread, sweetness and Belgian yeast aromas

T: Somewhat sweet, mildly tart, full bodied bready with only slight hop character. Only mildly boozy, the 10.5% is well hidden

M: smooth, lots of bubbles on the tongue. An soon as it hits my tongue all my taste senses hit overload.

O: I probably could have scored this higher but I've only had a handful of quads. Would definitely drink again.

02-10-2013 07:47:49 | More by messyhair42
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.