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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,355
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 169
Gots: 462 | 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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Photo of mscudder
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

O boy, A new quad for me try! Been impressed with this brewery thus far and must thank for good friend for picking this one up.
Best by 6/14. Poured into a snifter.

A - A deep ruby hue that is nearly opaque. A royal two finger ivory head with nice bubbles throughout . Nice retention.

S - Creamy dark caramel, plum and some alcohol. Some cherries are there but almost all of these aromas are soft.

T - Lots of flavor bursting with this up front. Caramel malts, dark fruits are all present, some pepper also adds some complexity. The flavor was sharp and the ABV is well masked. Good things going on here but the balance is just not right.

M - Medium, creamy body with average carbonation.

O - It was a good quad, although my mind calls forth memories of some better ones. I'll pass on this one next time.

Photo of FullObs
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rajendra82
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The shape of the bottle, the quirky label artwork, and the Boulevard Brewing Co. name engraved on the neck gave off a very European vibe. The body looked a little paler than a typical Quad, with the color of mahogany. The head was fizzy and short lived, settling down to a lacy collar. The smell had fragrances of apricot, hazelnut, and pear. The flavor was delicately sweet and a bit spicy. I could taste raisin, pears, saffron, toffee, and chili pepper. The aftertaste was sweet like hard candy, until abruptly being cut off by yeasty dryness. Quite sticky in the mouth, and not quite as velvety smooth like the true Belgian varieties. The beer would have benefited from some darker malts to further enhance the date and fig flavors mentioned on the label, and add complexity.

Photo of NODAK
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has an aroma of sweet brown sugar, notes of dark fruit, and a bit of heat.

Pours a standard brown in the Orval chalice with a note of red when viewed in the light. Thin head.

The taste here has a nice brown sugar component to it, with a note of dark fruit and a definitely yeasty contingent to it. Carbonation is pretty good for style. Alcohol becomes more evident as it warms....which I guess is hard to avoid at this level.

All in all a very solid and tasty quad. A great American rendition of a great Belgian style.

Photo of danems64
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Cjalbers
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Andy1022
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mick91
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bushbeer75
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle – Best by date 7/27/13

Boulevard Brewing the Sixth Glass filled my snifter with a dark copper/auburn color that produced a nice 1 ½ finger bubbly off-white head that had good retention and formed a collar of lacing. The pleasant aroma is malty; of dark fruits, dates and figs. The flavor matches the nose, is sweet upfront, of dark candy sugar, caramel and raisins with a nice warming alcohol presence. The mouth feel is smooth, fuller bodied with medium carbonation and the alcohol hits the back of the mouth at the finish.

The Sixth Glass is a very drinkable [not too filling] enjoyable American brewed quad – Well done Boulevard! I sure wish Boulevard distributed in Michigan…HINT, HINT Boulevard!

Photo of DavidHamilton
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of blingice
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The tap list at max's was a bit lacking today, so grabbed a bottle of this there.

The beer pours a toffee brown color with orange hilights. Head retention is pretty good, with the beer otherwise displaying light lacing. The beer is a bit cold initially, and I don't pick up a lot on the nose at first. As it warms, I get some milk chocolate, maraschino cherry, a hint of root beer and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this moderately sweet beer, though there's just more of everything. The chocolate, vanilla and rootbeer really seem to dominate on the palate, though there's some underlying hoppy bitterness as well that helps to buoy and counter the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, sweet, spicey finish.

Nothing exraordiary, but well made and undeniably tasty.

Photo of WoodenLeg410
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of boomer3
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of craigmj7
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of brewmee
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of AdamBear
3.66/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-dark almond with a nice light tan head

S-a lot of dark Belgian spices and candied sugars. Unfortunately it does smell fairly artificial. Not terrible though.

T-comes in with a strong (abv) taste of bitter and raw dark Belgian malts. It's got quite a hot kick to it. It has the sugars in it as well in the background. 

M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish

O- this is only okay. In a line up, I could definitely confuse it with a true Belgian though. It has a certain rawness I like to see in my quads. The flavors themselves aren't wonderful though. It's strong, definitely a sipper.

Photo of impending
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5


12oz into a tulip. Pours a deep reddish mahogany, light pancake colored head, nice lacing.

Aroma is rich yeasty goodness with figs and raisins, slightly solvent cloves. sweet gingerbread

Taste includes the clove joined with a nice toffee figgy initial sensation. Flips quickly to an aftertaste that while nice loses the nuance of flavors that preceded. Minor nondescript bitter joins a hint of zinc in the end. Smooth medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. Warmth reveals more.

Photo of Blind
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange amber with an aggressive light brown head and nice lacing. Hops and malt right up front with a slap of booze. Light malt and fruit middle with a sharp edge from the carbonation. Boozy, hop finish. Underlying taste is nice, but he alcohol is not well integrated. Light bodied. This was absolutley delicious with a chocolate chip cookie.

Photo of ferrettman687
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,355 ratings.