The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.58/5 rDev +10.4%
You might think I'm partial just because I'm a KC guy, but when I first had this ale I didn't know I was trying either a quad or a beer from Boulevard. My first sip woke me from my general malaise and had me hooked for life, rekindling childhood memories of experiencing my first oreo cookie dipped in milk. I thought I had accidentally opened a St Bernardus 12, but after a quick check it was just something "random" my friend handed me from his dad's liquor store in KC.
I asked for a second one, and noted a dark muddy orangish mahogany pour with a nice foamy head that stuck to the glass and eventually slipped back down into the glass. The smell was complex and strong, with hints of everything from dark fruit to pear. It was too aromatic for me to figure out if it was heavier on the dark or light fruit side, but the smell of Belgian sugar was evident.
The taste leads is prevalently that of darker fruit including raisons and plum, but the sweetness on the finish is nice and balances out the alcohol well. The beer is incredibly smooth and I like the extra carbonation that beers like St Bernardus 12 seem to lack.
I wish I could find this stuff anywhere, because it's excellent... an improvement on most authentic Belgian quads!
01-05-2012 05:24:38 | More by BryanRex
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Boulevard tulip glass. Best by 7/27/13. The color of an old penny with a tan head that stayed.
The smell was of brown sugar and fruit. A distinct aroma of a forgotten loaf of bread left to ferment in a bag. Bold.
The taste was fruity with brown sugar. Date bread and spices.
The mouthfeel was full bodied and smooth. Alcohol prickle.
01-02-2012 16:31:02 | More by Cresant
3.63/5 rDev -12.5%
Appearance has a cloudy amber color supporting a fine thick head leaving little lace. Smell of rich caramel, prunes, raisons having a slight buttery note. Taste follows the aroma with the caramel, dark fruits with a peppery spice that balance with the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a good spike of carbonation. A good quad, but nothing to exiting.
01-01-2012 01:20:45 | More by Bookseeb
3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
Best by 06-2013, reviewed October 2011
A: This poured a clear dark copper with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like sour Belgian yeast and wheat bread, with spicy lemongrass and a bit of cocoa powder and cashews.
T: It tasted like sour Belgian yeast with lots of spicy rye and pumpernickel bread, and a little earthy toffee and burnt nutty malt. It had a dry and sour earthy aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was slightly thick with lots of carbonation. Bubbly body.
D: This was a decent quad, but not very refined and far from a Trappist brew. The scent and taste were ok, and the body was good enough, but the alcohol was hot, so it must be sipped. Not sure if age would help, but it couldn't hurt. Not a must have beer.
12-30-2011 18:42:53 | More by Pencible
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,979 ratings.