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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,093 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,093
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 137
Gots: 316 | 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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This is a truly outstanding quad. Pours a somewhat murky reddish/ brown into my Augustijn goblet. Plenty of light gets through when held to a light...bright ruby highlights that also reveal a ton of yeasty sediment. You don't have to swirl this one. Decent size light tan/antique white head considering the .abv of this beer. Head retention is about average but a covering remains on the glass throughout. Great aroma and taste of dark fruit, sour cherries, figs, dates and a generous amount of Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Somewhat sweet but balanced by a bready malt backbone, this is a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is rich and sweet, with very little alcohol burn. Quite smooth for a beer of this strength. A lot of American brewers have nailed Tripels, Quads are a different story. Boulevard has done an outstanding job.

JayQue, Sep 21, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark reddish, decent head.

Smells malty, spicy, yeasty, with dark fruits.

Taste is a luscious blend of malt, dark fruits, yeast, spices, and alcohol. I was hoping as it warmed a little additional complexity would surface, but actually as it warmed it seemed to get more mundane.

Medium/full bodied, very carbonated.

This was quite enjoyable, I'm loving the smokestack series. Not quite Rochefort, but a nice beer here.

Strix, Dec 21, 2009
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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,093 ratings.