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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 170
Gots: 475 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007

”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
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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.

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
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...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 27 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear dark amber. Despite a very gentle pour, I've got some serious floaties in my glass. One finger of yellowish head, good retention, decent lacing. Not bad, just wish those floaties were back in the bottle.

Smell is delightful quad-essence. Big, sugary, and fruity. Brown sugar and figs dominate, with noticeable alcohol in the back. I'd like a little more yeast, please.

Taste is, well, just not all that good. It has a good side, but the bad side is much too strong to let that nice friendly side shine through. Good side is soft and sweet, though not as deep as I'd like it to be. Bad side is sharply bitter, with the alcohol screaming at me as if this were straight liquor. I know to expect the alcohol taste in high-ABV beers, but this is something else entirely.

Medium body, very sticky, but with really high carbonation. Should a quad be this fizzy? I don't think so. A little odd.

After continuing to sip this, I had to downgrade the taste from a 3. I struggled through this glass, and I don't ever plan to drink it again. Hoping that Boulevard's BBQ is nothing like this (at least, nothing like the bad half). How does a 10% beer come across as THIS alcohol-forward.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a big bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark Copper with a nice creamy head retained throughout drinking. Looks pretty.

Smell: Apricot and plum, some spice and booze.

Taste: Sharp apricot is immediately met by sweet malt, then a slight citrusy burn. Very subtle hints of other flavors: caramel, chardonnay, and grapefruit. Love how all the flavors blend and work together.

Mouthfeel: Alcohol is present and brings a slight burn, yet still a medium bodied drinkable beer.

Overall: Love Boulevard's take on this style, you can tell how much effort they put into this one. Highly recommend due to the drinkability--yet a beer one should definitely savor.

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A. Pours a dark mahogany with a massive light tan head. Takes a really long time to dissipate.

S. Rich bready malt and some fruity yeast notes mixed in there.

T. Big flavors. Initially I had a little trouble ferreting all off the flavors out. There is definitely malt in there, some dark fruit, raisins, etc. At over 10%, the alcohol is definitely present.

M. Full bodied, and the alcohol makes it a little "prickly" on the back end. Still very nice.

O. Overall, very nice. Not quite as good as some of the Belgians out there, but delicious nonetheless.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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