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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,931 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,931
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 126
Gots: 269 | FT: 12
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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6demonbag

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-29-2012 02:31:36 | More by 6demonbag
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2012 04:39:46 | More by EvanWilliams
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a big bubble two finger head. Body is golden amber in color.

S - It's got goodness to it. Fruit - berries, green apple, banana, date. This hides the alcohol fairly well.

T - Mild flavors foe a quad. Malt and chocolate flavores as well as some cherries, prunes, and banana bread. Some bitterness to finish it off. A little alcohol burn on the back end.

M - Strong carbonation is also not very quad like. Dry finish.

O - Good, cheap, and tasty as long as it is not compared to the Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 07:18:12 | More by RuckusDu
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ryanw111182

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -75.9%

01-27-2012 02:46:28 | More by ryanw111182
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2012 18:07:27 | More by Amp
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markeyri

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2012 05:20:08 | More by markeyri
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mtparty37

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 21:10:44 | More by mtparty37
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substanceD

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-24-2012 04:57:18 | More by substanceD
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-24-2012 04:22:30 | More by Birdlegs
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adgrant

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-23-2012 20:02:47 | More by adgrant
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mhjets

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2012 18:47:38 | More by mhjets
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MrSunshine

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2012 09:31:31 | More by MrSunshine
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Flatlands

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2012 17:56:02 | More by Flatlands
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churchillea

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-21-2012 21:33:42 | More by churchillea
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EricCioe

Montana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2012 20:46:11 | More by EricCioe
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-21-2012 18:28:19 | More by seeswo
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mrhartounian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-21-2012 15:49:12 | More by mrhartounian
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-21-2012 01:52:44 | More by barbellsNbeers
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-20-2012 15:00:47 | More by KAF
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theaudist

Alabama

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a ruby brown with minimal head. Smells strongly of spiced plum, brown sugar, fresh french bread, and cranberry. Tastes has a muddled start that opens up to more plum, stewed grape, and candi sugar. Semi-dense mouthfeel rounds out a near perfect example of an americanized quad.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 03:15:33 | More by theaudist
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2012 03:09:45 | More by EmmetD
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Copper and hazy. The head fades quickly and leaves a white lace. Some sediment.

There is a prevalent alcohol note. A dried fruit note as well as a yeasty spiciness.

There is a sugary sweetness to this one. The yeast gives this beer a spicy aftertaste. This beer doesn't hide its alcohol, but it doesn't really need to. The alcohol flavor lends to its spiciness.

Medium bodied and crisp.

This beer's pretty good. A netter head retention is the only thing it's missing, but that might not even be stylistically accurate.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:02:45 | More by TippySelenoid
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jman892

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper color, very hazy, no looking through this one. Topped with an off white head which started strong but faded fast. There is a noticeable amount of sediment floating around

S - Smell is bready, peppery, not picking up a lot of the expected dark fruit aromas

T - Taste follows the nose with the spices. There is also a sour pear like note. As it warms, a bit more of the sweetness is present

M - Above average carbonation, and the alcohol does leave a nice warming sensation.

O - Good quad, havent had many Boulevard beers as I think they are new to Mass, but look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 18:49:19 | More by jman892
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2012 14:40:32 | More by cdwil
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warnerry

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 1/17/12; poured into a goblet

A - Pours a beautiful mahogany with a small amount of suspended material. Two fingers if tan head lingers for awhile and coats the glass in lacing.

S - Big caramel malt notes up front, followed by raisins, prunes and dark bread. A bit of alcohol in the nose as well.

T - Taste follows the nose pretty closely, with a touch more alcohol. Lots of caramel and dark dried fruits with earthy brown bread. Finishes dry with a touch of numbing alcohol.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. Some initial sweetness yields to dry earthy bitterness on the finish.

O - One of the better American quads I've had. I wish the alcohol presence was toned down just a bit, but this is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 00:35:25 | More by warnerry
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,931 ratings.