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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,094
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 138
Gots: 317 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Thisisjosh, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

fishkab, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Bookseeb
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bookseeb, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

jzandiz, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TotallyHosed, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SkipWeathers, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Pencible
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Pencible, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

NoBeerLeftBehind, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

FievelGoesWest, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tripelhops, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ygtbsm94, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DSlim71, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Stockfan42, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was very nice,robust orange turbid color,nice foamy top that hung around. A good effervescent aroma of fruits,followed by robust malts. The taste is very similar,my only complaint is maybe too much lemon? Im still a noob,and this beer is above me to criticize. Its simply great to my simple senses. I'd guess an import...

K9AleingPiss, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jacobbocce72, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

setexascustoms, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

arkansastroy, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

twelveinches, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of match1112
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: orange/brown body, two finger pinkish white head that slowly recedes to a thick creamy eighth inch cap, no lacing.

s: sweet malts, sour fruits like apples and cherries, spice.

t: starts with sour/tart fruit, then a bready yeast and finishes up with a spicy hoppy presence.

m: felt a little thin and oily. good carbonation and a short dry spice finish.

o: very nice quad, just seems that such a big beer (10.5%) should have a fuller body. that is my only complaint.

match1112, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

21jtr, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TexAggie011, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of RickS95
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit light for a quad, but it's still an attractive beer. Kind of a ruby/amber mix in terms of color. The head is thick and offwhite, has good retention as the inner part of the head starts to fall first leaving a thick perimeter of lace around the edges.

It actually smells sweet. Dark ripe fruits and candy, grapes and raisin fill the nose.

Really, really good taste...I'm considering a 5 for it. Everything from the nose eventually hits the tongue providing a fruity, yet very beer-like taste. Carbonation, a tinge of hops and a slight taste of alcohol in the finish.

Layers of complexity. It's full-bodied and sweet, but not too much so...just the right amount for this beer. Some spices provide another layer, followed by a little bit of bitter. The finish is both sweet and dry, with lots of carbonation, and a tingle of warmth from the alcohol.

An exceptional beer. I'd have guessed this to be a true Belgian had I not know where it was brewed. Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, nothing to even nitpick about.

RickS95, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

greenbeer29, Dec 25, 2011
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,094 ratings.