The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,231 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,231
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 152
Gots: 381 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of allinthehead
3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a Bruery tulip

appearance - short lived white head over caramelly colored haze

smell - sweet, dark fruit notes accented with a sharp alcohol nose

taste - bready, sweet. lacking in complexity for a quad, ATMO

mouthfeel - nice carbonation; one of the tricks of the Trappists. dry finish that reminds me of iron. but a much better finish than Boulevard's Tripel that I had last night

overall - a budget quad. I can't always have a Rocheford 10 and I'm happy enough drinking this one.

Photo of KajII
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a light orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film and medium collar with fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit (raisons, figs and plums).

The taste was a smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel from the beginning, and then become quite a bit yeasty with a strong dark fruit presence and a light alcohol ending. The flavor was short in duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet fruitiness resting on the taste buds along with a mild alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this is one of the most balanced and tasty Strong Ales I have had in quite a while. So much so that there is hardly any indication of the high ABV this brew possesses. Props to this brewer for another superb beer...

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of acsprouse
4.91/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Pours a two finger bubbly head that doesnt stick around long.

S: maltiness Bready malt sweetness

T: malty like the nose. Some sweetness that hides the 10.5 abv very well. Bread Follows from the nose. Theres some spicyness in there. Very slight hop presence.

M: its very smooth, carbonation, a little thick but very drinkable.

O: Very Good brew. Great great quad. Very enjoyable. Its Very drinkable, but be careful its 10.5% abv. Enjoy!

Photo of MattNeskie
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of 2x10
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow! Recommended from the House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.
Brownish orange foam, and I must say its the best tasting foam ever.
Smooth, creamy, caramel, licorice and hints of spice light up the tongue. Perfect amount of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, but u still get that nice warming feel.
Best quad we ever had, slightly better than weyerbacher quad.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChrisElpers
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MickeyD
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this one at home from a 12oz bottle poured into a "beer clean" tulip.
Dark orange red when held to the sunlight with one finger width thick foam. Carbonation bubbles rolling nicely to the top. The head stayed with the beer with moderate lacing.
Slight hop with a wheat overtone.
Very low hops on first taste with a taste of wheat bread and barley.
Not very heavy with slight bitter after taste. The beer was not thick but had a good refreshing taste but sticks with you and leaves a good clean aftertaste.
This beer while substantial, is not overbearing. The earthy taste is great for winter days or for big juicy steaks. This is a great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,231 ratings.