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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,041 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,041
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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Photo of bskrtz
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A) A "tawney port-like" brew, looks wonderful. Light passes through with clumps of dense, fine bubbles. Off white head recedes a bit but still manages to hang around forever.

S) Sweet cooked fruits, bread pudding, citrusy juice. Waft of alcohol....

T) Deliciously sweet, malty and complex with mild hops. Maple syrup with a port finish and did I mention sweet?

M) Sticky syrup with ample fine carbonation. Smooth, alcohol is there but not over powering.

O) Okay, you want me to rate a Belgian Quad?? This is an ever crowded class with the best of the best. I enjoyed this one and will definately enjoy another. And maybe one more after that, but thats my limit....

bskrtz, Jun 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

NeilTC, Jun 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

goldie2828, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of wilkinswesley
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

wilkinswesley, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of jcjerabek
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

jcjerabek, Jun 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

DuckDodgers, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Oboogie, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

bbadger, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of mfgreene
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

mfgreene, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of mschind
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Best by date of 3-16-14.

A- Hazy dark amber with a persistent half inch head that clings to the glass all the way down. Well distributed strands of carbonation throughout.

S- Subtle and distinct malty aroma with a little yeast funk in the background. After a swirl some dried fruit and alcohol come through.

T- A well defined malt character gives way to some banana flavor and some phenolic sweetness. The finish is sweet and peppery For a 10.5 ABV, the alcohol is a warm presence at the finish and not at all harsh. It went nicely with a peppery Italian hoagie and pasta salad and benefited greatly from being allowed to warm up.

M- Medium bodied and smooth with excellent carbonation.

O- This is an elegant and subtle Quad, definitely not as bold as others I've tried but very well made and easy to drink.

mschind, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Dooper shared this one with me a week back. We had this one and the Boubon Barrel Quad back to back. Cheers for the cool beer night man!

From a bottle into a mini-snifter
Best by 7 October 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours out dark auburn and yields a one finger, medium looking, cream white head with excellent retention. Cloudy with piles of carbonation evident. A good foam cap remains leaving some nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Caramel and toasted malts and some mild, spicy yeast notes. Some dried dark fruits in there as well. A touch of floral hops for good measure. Medium strength nose.

TASTE: Medium strength flavors as well. Toasted and caramel malts, toffee, and some spicy yeast qualities again. Bread in there, alongside some dark fruits notes. Mild but lingering aftertaste is slightly spicy, caramely sweet, with some bitter hop flavors and a touch of booze. This is nicely balanced, but unfortunately a little too mild to stand out.

PALATE: Medium body and medium-high levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smoooth and finishes slightly dry. Some spicy alcohol at the finish.

OVERALL: This is a good beer, but the nose and flavors are a little too mild compared to its Belgian cousins. It's lacking that bold spiciness as well. Good stuff, but can't compete with the homeland. Cheers again for sharing Dr. Doops.

Jeffo, Jun 07, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

bluesfan1181, Jun 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dmilewsk, Jun 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

PissWarmChango, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

strongaf, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jrpapajcik, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Cliff. You know how to pick 'em.

A: Opaque amber with a tan one finger head that lingers. Extensive lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, apricots, dark fruits, bready malts, pepper.

T: Follows nose. Smooth. A bit watery. A slight smokey taste. Dry finish.

M: Medium to heavy, nicely carbonated; frothy.

O: A worthy quad. Very tasty. A bit thinner than I prefer, but still a smooth drinker. Let it warm for maximum taste.

brewskifan55, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Weischej, Jun 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

crobinso, Jun 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JSchock7, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

normyk, May 27, 2012
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,041 ratings.