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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

2,297 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 159
Gots: 425 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007

”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
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Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid offering I have no problems drinking this one again a good rep of the style

Photo of SteveB24
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

color of the beer is a crystal clear copper,pours three fingers of frothy head that retains very well. solid stream of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass reinforcing the huge head.
Smell- very interesting aroma, in a good way. Caramel, dates, toffee upfront with a hint of booze and some slight fruitiness and tartness as well in the finish.
Taste= similar to the shell, very unique. Sweet malty characters come first, notes of toffee and dates are very present then comes some Belgian funkiness and some light fruit such as apples and white grapes, the booze provides a bit of warmth but there is no harshness there.
Feel- quite light, yet far from thin. nice carbonation, finishes very clean, not quite dry but evaporates nicely off the tongue, like a fine wine.
Overall- Really superb and unique take on the style. wonderful job. would love to try again.

Photo of VinceMig
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11/19/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy ruby with a creamy off-white head that sticks around leaving great lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas are great. Lots of banana along with some dark fruits. Cherries are there. Tons of yeast to tie everything together. The flavors follow the nose. More banana. Lots of figs and rasins. More cherries. Sweet malts. Sweet yeast. Subtle black pepper notes. Subtle spices. Subtle notes of clove. Subtle hop bite. Finishes clean and warm. This is definitely not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's exactly what you would expect for the style. This makes a great sipper.

This is a great Quad. This is definitely one of the better ones I've had that was brewed in America, and it can hang with examples of the style brewed out of the country. It's tough to beat from a value standpoint as well. Well executed and well crafted. I'm interested in what some age would do this.

Photo of GreenMind
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Qsnow
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful glowing magnolia color with a a bubbly thick foamy head. The nose is a classic Belgian yeast with huge bubblegum-like aromas and banana.

The flavor has a deep dark fruit overtone. Lots of dates and prunes followed by light bubblegum and banana. My issue is this is way too boozy at any temperature. The alcohol can be found in taste and feel. This really opens up to be a great Quad but washes away in the alcohol.

Photo of cjgiant
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Temporary review:
Mostly straight fours without analyzing too much this tasting. Straightforward raisin-like dark fruitiness, malt-based with perhaps a tad heavy carbonation.

Photo of Demi
3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of JDbudget87
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seamles
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SanRaphael
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A little less subtle and interesting than other quads I've tasted. Not unpleasant, but not as user-friendly.

Photo of kaiyote
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a chalice:

Appearance: Gorgeous dark ruby color. Started off with a 2 finger head that dwindled to 1/2 a finger that has staying power.
Aroma: Belgian yeast. Spicy, musty, amazing.
Taste: Lots of spice from the yeast. Dark fruits, malt, a caramel thing going on. Prune comes up in the aftertaste. There's some alcohol in there too.
Mouthfeel: Seems about right for a quad. Not too thick, nice carbonation.
Overall: Having never heard of this brewery before, I am pleasantly surprised by how good this is. Definitely my new favorite non-Trappist Quadrupel.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHeadThatBangs
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delightfully sweet and dense, a must-try for any drinker of heavier beers.

Photo of mj81
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark_Griffin
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josbor11
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.