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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 136
Gots: 305 | 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 Steasy66
3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz into snifter

A Burnt orange, wispy head.
S Yeast, Candy Sugar, light malt.
T Light malt, a bit of red fruit, hint of candy sugar
M High carbonation, thinner than expected
O This beer is fine, nothing special, but nothing wrong with it. To call it a quad and compare it to Belgians is a joke, but its a fine beer.

Steasy66, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of vbiliyar
4/5  rDev -3.6%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Bowlus803
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Bowlus803, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jacobdensford, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev -3.6%

DBosco, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of bbeane
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a large two finger thick head that slowly disappears leaving some decent lacing. Beer is a dark amber/crimson color with a fair amount of sediment

S- Very sweet malty aroma with some hints of booze

T- Like the aroma, taste is very malty and sweet with notes of dark fruits. Far less alcohol presence than I anticipated

M- Very smooth, medium bodied with light carbonation

O- As always, a fine offering from Blvd... far from an amazing Quad, but noteworthy IMO


bbeane, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LJWalker, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of kenmyers70
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kenmyers70, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of mlhenson
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mlhenson, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of cisteve
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of mtlasley
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

mtlasley, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of smi
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

FishPondManager, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jaymesbawned
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jaymesbawned, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

rogerthegill, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a glowing deep orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice whate cap with loads of bubbles

S: Grains, hints of booze, dark fruits with some candy sweetness

T: Very warm from the booze, dark fruits but not as much as I expected, sweet, slightly sticky, candy, caramel

M: Sweet, boozy, big body

O: Pretty good, no St Bernardus but tasty nonetheless

barleywinefiend, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of BrokenStones
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BrokenStones, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of currysage1
4/5  rDev -3.6%

currysage1, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev -3.6%

thegerm87, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at The Liquor Shop last week for $3.50, for a 12oz bottle. A harrowing day at work today requires some assistance in unwinding! The Sixth Glass will be my first!

I poured it into a small tulip. It was a rich, deep auburn with a little bit of haze. The head was healthy and tan, a 1" layer of fine cream looking right fine atop things. Great lacework is left behind on the glass. The nose is solidly rich, with a good dose of malty sweetness plus some spicy, yeasty notes. The body here is decent, though there is a healthy amount of carbo which lends some prickliness and airiness to the feel.

The flavor, too, has some nice malty caramel, along with some subtle dark fruit and a hint of candy sugar. A bit of clove as well as green apple also sit on the palate. A nip of spicy yeast dryly finishes things up. Not bad, all in all! Surprisingly, my first Boulevard bier! Prosit!!

3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Bierman9, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

SHCC, Mar 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

fehrminator, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.