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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,185
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 147
Gots: 355 | 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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Photo of mikeradebaugh
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy, dark chestnut brown color with a 1.5 finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lace left behind.

Slight spicy aroma with some vinous fruit, dark malt and alcohol. There's a subtle syrupy/medicinal presence but it doesn't get in the way of the candy sugar, peppery spicy and estery yeast notes. Some caramel, toffee, cocoa and chestnut followed by vinous grape, raisin and fig. This beer smells okay but nothing really stands out.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a more interesting flavor profile than the aroma suggests. There's a very nice balance of peppery spice, sweet malt, vinous fruit and subtle alcohol without a trace of heat, making it deceptively drinkable. Some zesty clove and pepper up front followed by silky chocolate, caramel and toffee. The malt notes are countered by dark fruit sweetness giving off hints of plum, raisin, dark cherry and fig lingering into a slightly dry finish. Perfectly balanced and the 10.5% ABV is excellently masked. I enjoyed this beer very much and had to stop myself from guzzling down the whole 750ml to quickly.

corby112, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of squidrobot
4/5  rDev -3.8%

squidrobot, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick hazy amber color with a good off-white head that keeps its form. Good carbonation. Great lacing.

S: Malt, hops, biscuit, banana, citrus, floral, slight caramel, slight vanilla.

T: Malt, hops fading to the back, banana, slight biscuit, citrus notes, caramel notes, faint coffee.

M: Good dryness. Very smooth with a great balance of flavors. Deep and mellow.

O: Very tasty and smooth quadrupel with deep, balanced flavors. Almost like a heavier version of a Duvel. Nice dryness that's not overwhelming. Bottle indicates aromas of date and fig, which I didn't pick up (and I'm not sure I'd recognize them anyway). Quite drinkable even with the high ABV.

NumberNone, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CowboyRob, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

abex44, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RuthL, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Highstplz, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Apathetiq, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

flyingmick, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Cam1991, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Djenx, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ryancl, Sep 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ILiveOffHops, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

david131, Sep 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

JJFordick, Sep 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Red_Chaos1, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

meehandennis, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DukeX13, Sep 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Tech_Savy, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bluerabbit, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of outdoor7or24
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz shared with with SingingTheNews, brought back from recent trip to AR.

A: Dirty copper, amber orange, that has a haze to it, nice creamy head that thins out moderately, Bubbles show high carbonation

S: Malt, bubble gum, hint of fig, prune, raisin, and slight wisps of vanilla, and also slight hop aroma

M: High carbonation, medium body, coats the tongue

T: Carbonation, some banana, dark fruits - prune, fig, raisin; vanilla, oak, pepper, slightly boozy

O: while this is a good quad, I feel the balance is a little off and the carbonation hits to hard at the front of the taste. However, will drink again and recommend to try.

outdoor7or24, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of philbe311
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm glad to have experienced on a recent Chicago trip...

A - Two fingers worth of rocky khaki colored foam... Excellent retention... The color is a murky muddy brown... A bit of carbonation clings to the sides of the glass... A thin film coats the glass as the liquid level drops...

S - The nose speaks of apple, tobacco, a plethora of spices, and brown sugar...

T - The dark fruit is there from the get go... Fig... Sticky raisins... Brown sugar... Apple... A slight spice component adds a rich robustness... A very slight but undeniable boozey heat on the finish... Layers upon layers of complexity...

M - On the lighter side of full bodied... Sticky... Sleek... Light but prickly carbonation... The finish is the slightest bit chalky in nature...

D - Complexity is the name of the game for this one which was a very welcome introduction to Boulevard... Sinful and indulgent... If this is any indication of the rest of their line-up I can't wait to try some more... A rock solid quad that kept my undivided attention throughout... A very nice brew that I highly recommend...

philbe311, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 08, 2012
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,185 ratings.