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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,900 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 124
Gots: 257 | 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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deebo

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank a 750 ml bottle from Batch 68256

A-Clear mahagoney with large than head that hangs on.

S-Sweet, malty, raisin, toasted and burnt malt

T-Hoppier than the world class Belgian Quads and unlike them the alcohol is not well hidden.

M-Light for the style. More carbonation and astringency than others.

D-Below average for the style due to the alcohol burn that is balanced better with the real good versions of this style

The appearance and smell are by far the best attributes of this quad. I had big hopes that quickly faded after tasting. Not a bad beer but doesn't match up with some of the Belgian/Netherlands versions.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:27:11 | More by deebo
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humpty1602

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

03-05-2014 17:05:44 | More by humpty1602
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

09-12-2013 23:49:26 | More by trevorpost
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 27 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear dark amber. Despite a very gentle pour, I've got some serious floaties in my glass. One finger of yellowish head, good retention, decent lacing. Not bad, just wish those floaties were back in the bottle.

Smell is delightful quad-essence. Big, sugary, and fruity. Brown sugar and figs dominate, with noticeable alcohol in the back. I'd like a little more yeast, please.

Taste is, well, just not all that good. It has a good side, but the bad side is much too strong to let that nice friendly side shine through. Good side is soft and sweet, though not as deep as I'd like it to be. Bad side is sharply bitter, with the alcohol screaming at me as if this were straight liquor. I know to expect the alcohol taste in high-ABV beers, but this is something else entirely.

Medium body, very sticky, but with really high carbonation. Should a quad be this fizzy? I don't think so. A little odd.

After continuing to sip this, I had to downgrade the taste from a 3. I struggled through this glass, and I don't ever plan to drink it again. Hoping that Boulevard's BBQ is nothing like this (at least, nothing like the bad half). How does a 10% beer come across as THIS alcohol-forward.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 03:03:45 | More by zeledonia
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anteater

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

06-21-2013 15:25:06 | More by anteater
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

01-15-2013 22:19:00 | More by Jspriest
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

10-31-2012 00:21:12 | More by AlaskanYoung
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johnnybgood1999

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not my favorite from Boulevard.

A: Burnt orangish red with some head and a little lacing.

S: Some fruity spiciniess and lots of alcohol.

T: Not getting much but the alcohol. Can't notice any yeast or balance. A little cherry maybe behind all the alcohol. Wow! I've had some big beers and liked them, but the alcohol wasn't all I could tast.

M: Well carbonated with a lighter body.

D: I didn't make it past the first glass, so that probably speaks for itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 05:02:37 | More by johnnybgood1999
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to the kind trader that gave this one away, I was initially tempted to trade for this one based off of the name and label. As time grew on, I grew more and more hesitant to pull this beer out of my cellar. I have fallen in love with aging beers, but the thing is that I hadn't had this one fresh (semi-fresh). I needed to try this one just to see it's roots, shared with treyrab.

Beautiful hazy ruby red with orange tones that lighten up this stunning appearance. Beautiful 2 finger light yellow 2 finger head that remains through out the duration of the beer. Very nice.

The smell is very quad-tacular. Really nice sweet white grqapes stick out the most. A sugar complex is also very noticeable, as is some sweet cherry and some light brown sugar and bannana as well as some pleasing dark red grapes.

Don't know about this one, not on my short list of favorite quads. Tons of rougher tastes that would be better with time. Some prevelant alcohol tastes which really overshadow the other sweeter tastes. Way to hot. I'm serious my mouth lit on fire. Each sips tastes like a St. Bernardus 12 with a shot and a half of cheap vodka. Maybe try and grab another and let it sit for at least three years out of fear.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 07:19:18 | More by CoolJosh
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N1CK

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

12-06-2011 02:43:27 | More by N1CK
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.7%

05-04-2014 23:24:59 | More by st9647v3
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AnchorsAndAxes

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-29-2013 06:31:50 | More by AnchorsAndAxes
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ajtorres311

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-17-2013 17:30:53 | More by ajtorres311
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-23-2011 23:25:08 | More by spoonhawk
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.7%

02-02-2013 19:59:12 | More by Metz
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Zombill

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-25-2014 21:58:32 | More by Zombill
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stogirelli

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-12-2012 17:22:53 | More by stogirelli
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Shasty


3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-30-2012 05:56:34 | More by Shasty
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-26-2012 02:46:27 | More by vfgccp
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NeverSettle

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

09-14-2013 03:06:15 | More by NeverSettle
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tdatt43

Virginia

3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-24-2013 21:20:42 | More by tdatt43
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mikeborglum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 ml corked bottle; it presented a caramel, herbs aroma with presence of alcohol, deep dark amber color, frothy tan foam head, medium sweetness and spicy taste (apple cider), thin feel, light medium body, I like the entire series of Smokestack brews from Boulevard but this is just average.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 22:36:52 | More by mikeborglum
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.7%

05-13-2012 22:52:01 | More by JAHMUR
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trickynicky

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.7%

05-27-2014 16:18:00 | More by trickynicky
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -27.7%

01-10-2014 04:18:32 | More by Seabass1964
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,900 ratings.