The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,230 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,230
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 152
Gots: 380 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Label says 07-2014

A- Pours a rubyish light brown color with a 3/4 inch head that soon putters away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Slippery ring of lacing.

S- A bit boozy with some mild dark fruit and caramel in the back. The alcohol is almost solvent-like.

T- Taste is also a bit harsh with lots of alcohol overtaking the dark fruit and raisin taste in the back. Some toasted malt and Belgian candi sugar. Most of the sweetness is thrown off-kilter by the sheer booziness in the flavor.

M- Sharp, bitey and dry. Medium-low carbonation and a semi-full body.

O- This is not the way a quad should go down. Maybe I should've given it more time in the bottle but, as it is, it's not so pleasant. Still, it pairs pretty well with brie.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid 2-finger light tan head tops the hazy amber beer. Lacing continues as the beer disappears. Very enticing carbonation.

S - Solid malt nose. Sweet fruit, caramel, clove, pepper, plum.

T - Sweet, intense caramel malts are a flavor boost. Nice frutiness follows the nose. Spicy finish.

M - Smooth drinking especially for 10.5% ABV. Just the right amount of syrupiness.

O - Just an outstanding Quadrupel. Packed full of malty flavor, yet highly drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet.

Boulevard's Quadrupel offering pours a rich dark amber color with just a touch of garnet hue. The light colored head dissipates very quickly leaving only a rim around the edge. The aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of apple, pear, and dates. The first sip delivers a well balanced beer. There is a caramel sweetness followed by just the right amount of bitter. There is a lingering alcohol warmth after swallowing. Subsequent sips provide a depth of sweetness. the caramel fades a bit and the fruity notes come forward. Sixth Glass has a rich mouthfeel with a mild foamy effervescence. It's not too syrupy, but delivers a richness that a Quad should. Overall, this is a great beer. It keeps one wanting more, sip after sip.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle

A - Pours a deep ruby color with a 2 1/2 finger head that lasts a while.

S - Classic Belgian yeast character. Banana, clove, peppery, and a little bit of maltiness.

T - Caramel, clove, banana, bubblegum. Dark cherry and other fruits. Sweet sugar, molasses. No alcohol burn.

M - Full bodied.

O - Overall, this beer is awesome. One of my favorite Belgian style beers. The bottle I used for this review was about 9 months old, but I've also had it fresh. It's definitely better aged. I would buy this beer again.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,230 ratings.