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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,042
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 135
Gots: 300 | 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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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

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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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bpk59, Sunday at 11:38 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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, Sunday at 07:40 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +7%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

I first had this beer when I was living in Missouri. If you ever have the opportunity to try it make sure you do! Wonderful flavor with a high alcohol content. This (at least for me) is a beer that I only have one at a time. It goes very well as an after dinner beer.

bennettwj, Sep 16, 2014
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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,042 ratings.