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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,229
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 150
Gots: 377 | FT: 10
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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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy dark Amber with a nice two finger fluffy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. The smell was candy sugar, dark fruits and some grassy notes, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, with some cherry and fig flavors, some sweet malt, and a bit of estery notes. Mouthfeel was fairly thick and creamy- very smooth with a nice aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty close to some of the better Belgian Quads- not quite there yet, but pretty good for an American Quad.

Photo of dudewithabeer
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMZern
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skunkpuddle
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of john0721
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Color: light brown. A little to sweet for me and lacking the complexity I look for in the style. Yet, still a good American version of the style.

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mberishere
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of jkchristy
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of majorbase2
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, murky, amber color. A bit of sediment. A good sized white foam head. Recedes to a very thin head with a bit of lacing.

Aroma features yeast, caramel malt, and honey. A hint of citrus.

The taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel malts lead the way, giving it a candy type taste. Some spices follow up. Apple and banana notes come through as it warms. The Belgian yeast definitely plays a large role in the taste here, and it interacts well the the very sweet caramel malts.

Medium-heavy bodied. Although the alcohol is masked pretty well, the sweetness keeps this as more of a sipper.

Overall, this beer escapes me. I love it, but I can't quite define what makes it so good taste-wise. Nevertheless, a solid beer, and a good value.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,229 ratings.