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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,299 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 706
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 159
Gots: 428 | 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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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel glass with reckless abandon giving way to a voluminous multi-finger off-white head burying a clear deep amber colored body.

Big fruit and spice load with some caramel sweetness. It seems kind of odd. There are the dark fruits but then some banana and pear type aromas are there as well.

Alcohol warmth, but no alcohol taste. Lots of dark fruit, peppery spice, bread, and sweetness.

Massages your tongue with a smooth and creamy medium mouthfeel and gives a nice happy ending.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this bottle in Maryland about six months ago. We don't get Boulevard in New Jersey; so I have to get their stuff when I travel.

I poured this quad into a tulip style glass. I might have been aggressive on the initial pour, but I got a lot of head from this beer. The lacing left behind is really nice. The coloring is a deep, cloudy brown.

Off the top I pick up the sour and some raisins. It is a clean smell and very stock smell fore a quad.

The flavor is very good. This is a challenging beer. I like the yeast presence, the grain, and some fruity esthers. The balance is good with the Sixth Door.

I recommend this beer thoroughly. Boulevard made a keeper with this one.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of sjccmd
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 07/13

Pours murky amber/orange with a light tan head that recedes quickly. Decent lacing.

Aroma consists of dates and raisins. Brown sugar and some spices as well. Cinnamon, clove, and vanilla mainly. Maybe subtle spicy hops. Very nice.

Sweet caramel malts. Lots of dark fruit and molasses. Hop bitterness is low. Lots of alcohol as well, slightly fusel. Though it finishes relatively dry for the style, the amount of alcohol detracts from the drinkability. This might have been stored at too hot of temperatures for too long after bottling. However, there's enough going on that it's still a solid beer.

Medium carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. Warm alcohol. Higher carbonation might be more to style, but I might also enjoy it a bit chewier.

Solid quad with some minor issues that may be related to storage rather than the brewing.

Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard's Sixth Glass from is sweet, delicious, and very satisfying.

It poured a very dark dirty copper with a lot of bubbles and and a short bubbly tan head. It left nothing on the tulip glass. The aroma popped when the bottle was opened dominated by sweet bananas. The flavor also had a hint of banana but followed by sweet dark fruit with touches of plums and raisins. There was a very nice peppery finish. The feel was very satisfying--thick, bready, and full with a dry finish and only a touch of effervesence.

The flavor of Sixth glass is complex, layered, and good; the feel is "thick" and somehow complete, making it a fulfilling glass of ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jsanford
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark caramel brown with a thin ivory head that settles to a slight ring and haze. Aromas or brown sugar, caramel, figs, peppery yeast, and a touch of roasted banana. Taste is similar,notes of brown sugar, figs and dates, ripe pear, and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Solid Quad offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

According to the bottle I should have another year or so to get around to drinking it.

A: Dark amber with a good amount of off-white head, half inch or so. Definitely a good amount of carbonation in the bottle. Lacing all the way down the side of the glass.

S: Plums and a bit of spice, mellowing out with some honey/floral sweetness as the beer warms up.

T: Sharp and warming from the alcohol, spicy yeast, more fruit, and a good body to balance it out. Really great balance of flavors, and even though the alcohol is higher here, I prefer this to a dry quad.

M: Smooth and heavy without being oily, very little carbonation.

O: Impressive. Glad to have stumbled upon a bottle of this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep red, garnet hue with a bubbly, thin head. Smells of raisins and other earthy fruits with a hint of oak. Tastes the same. The taste was of deep fruit (prunes,etc) but with a hint of chocolate. The appearance was the beast part of the beer, it was beautiful. It's a very strong beer, and im usually not a fan of quadrupel Belgians but this one was fantastic. The subtle fruit notes and dash of chocolate made for a great flavor. Mouthfeel was crisp.

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.