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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,187 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,187
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 146
Gots: 357 | 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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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

Look: Alburn brown with an off white lacing with active sediments. Smell: Candy sugar, yeast, plum and raisin notes, spice and bread dough. Taste: Explosion of candy sugar, belgian yeast, spice, plums, chocolate notes and alcohol. Feel: Medium body, mild carbonation.

Overall: This is a very good offering of an American Brewer trying a Belgian Style. The flavors are pinpoint to a BSDA. The only thing that lets you know it is an American brewer is the carbonation. The body and carbonation is a bit light for a Quad. Enough said this is worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

Johnnyperks, Today at 04:52 AM
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4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

IPAaron, Today at 02:02 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Beernoobie, Thursday at 05:27 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dacoit, Thursday at 04:33 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Alpha309, Thursday at 02:46 AM
Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Boulevard Brewing Sixth Glass is a very good beer! Nice amber color. Good head and nice aroma. This tyle of beer is definitely one of my favorite go to beers. Explosion of favors. Nice finish. At 10.5%, definitely one you have to respect, but it's too goodto sip. Thankfully, not an overpowering alcohol taste. Tangy spicy finish, easy to drink.

Jimlikesbeer, Wednesday at 11:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

NooseJustice, Wednesday at 10:39 PM
Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint orange + honey highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet light fruits (apples + peaches), dark fruits (figs + raisins), and caramel malts with a moderate to strong aroma of that distinctive Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts with a touch of toffee sweetness as well. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of dark fruits (figs + raisins), light fruits (apples), and just a hint of banana. Moderate flavors of slightly spicy distinctive Belgian yeast. Hints of bitterness in the finish which fade quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Definitely a sipping beer - enjoyable with a nice amount of complexity to the flavor/aroma but definitely a big beer (even though the alcohol is well hidden).Very sweet.

dbrauneis, Wednesday at 03:09 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

okono, Wednesday at 02:59 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mousebeer, Tuesday at 02:53 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

kmk1503, Monday at 10:19 PM
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a caged and corked 750mL bottle with a best by date of 04/2016; into a tulip.
Appearance - dark, murky red hue; plenty of sediment and fine carbonation bubbles rising up the glass. A medium, frothy off-white head that leaves minimal lacing.
Smell - an assortment of dark, ripe fruits, primarily cherry; a hint of syrup and booze.
Taste - sweet and tangy cherry pie filling, along with booze and spices.
Feel - Fairly full bodied, with enough of the 10.5% ABV present to lighten the sweetness of the cherry. Well carbonated with a tangy, dry finish.
Overall - no doubt a great brew, however, it certainly falls short of quads like Abt 12 and 3 Philosophers, in my opinion.

DenverHopHead, Sunday at 10:04 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

Sarunas7, Nov 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

hoppy_411, Nov 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

aheck614, Nov 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Irrationalist, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of zac16125
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a chalice
Best before: 3/7/16

A: Pours an opaque dark copper, nearly brown, with just under 2 fingers width of tan head which has great retention and leaves a solid sheet of lacing. 4.75

S: Tons of easterly banana, some white and black pepper spice, subtle clove. Tame aromas of dark fruit and toffee/caramel. Very nice. 4.25

T: Lots of spice, coupled with sweet notes of dark fruits and toffee. Some bitterness, a bit of booze. 4.25

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate but on the heavy side which makes it a bit less smooth than others in the style, ABV is very well masked, and drinkability is great. 4.25

O: Really nice example of the style. Often times I find that the American versions of Quads to fall short in a lot of areas, but that was not the case here. Certainly not of St. Bernardus/Roche/Westy caliber, but worth a try and very enjoyable. 4.25

zac16125, Nov 18, 2014
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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,187 ratings.