The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,234
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 152
Gots: 383 | FT: 10
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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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. The color is amberish brown with golden hues. There is a fluffy off-white head that all but disappears.

The aroma has nice plum and date to go with a bit of melon rind.

The malty sweetness turns into a nice fruity finish from the yeast. There is some of the same fruity flavors indicated by the aroma.

The body is medium to full with lots of crispy carbonation.

This is pretty good. I would drink again.

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Johnfitts
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of txbrewer
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Tan head that takes a minute or two to drop. Against the light is a deep reddish copper - away from the light the red darkens. Not cloudy at all. No lacing.

S - Malty and then sweet malty. Very little hop bitterness comes through.

T - The malt from the smell carries over almost to a point of chewy. Mild hop bitter at the end and on the back of the tongue.

M - Thicker and quite carbonated. All those bubbles really rolled across my mouth.

D - Being low on the hop bitterness, easily drinkable. I would go for another bottle of this without any issue. Quite nice to find something with this level of malt sweetness and just a bit of bitter at the end.

Due be careful. I did not catch the alcohol content when I purchased this one and it was quite the relaxer as I just kept drinking due to the malty sweetness.

Photo of Leschber
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BraveGator
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into plain ol chilled mug.

A: Soft head, high carbonation, beautiful copper hue body to the light

S: Sweet fruity smell but hard to distiguish exactly which fruits although labeling states ig and date,for by a very late and light malt

T: Color and smell deceived the expected taste, which was a sweet smokey malt expolsion with some malty aftertaste

M: Carbonation was dominate and the texture was lighter than the hue led me to believe it would be, with a nice stinging after-effect on the sweet and sour portions of the tongue

O: Was a change up in taste and texture from similiar Quads, but pleasing to grab something different. Good 'tweener' or 'getting ready to go' beer to liven the taste buds and set the mind for having some fun.

Photo of Dunkelhund
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BobZ
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Dark amber in color, different from most Belgian quads which tend to be dark brown. Builds a 1” to 1 ½” head that recedes to a ¼” cap, nice lacing.

Smell: Primarily a malt aroma with some spice, also some hints of light fruit.

Taste: Surprisingly complex, malt, toffee, a yeasty spiciness and varying fruit flavors some dark like raisin and some light like apple. Very well done version of a Quad from a complexity standpoint, not exactly like its Belgian counterparts but a solid beer none the less.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and well carbonated.

Overall: Best American attempt at a quad that I’ve tried so far. A solid beer.

Photo of Blakerooster
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BWarrington
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 611175. Best by 06/2013.

Amber body with cherry hilites on the edges. Giant, billowy, merangue like head, light brown in color. Takes forever to fall, but looks great.

Dates, raisins, and a soft cheese funkiness. Some fruity booze aromas and nuttiness, and a slight, earthy hop aroma.

Dates and raisins again provide the sweetness. Cheesy funkiness and some slight boozy flavors. Not much complexity, but still a very rewarding beer.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance - Dark Amber with a very unflitered appearance. Head starts out very fluffy with excellent retention.

Smell - Cloves, Figs, Bananas, Floral Hops, Yeasts, Sweet Toffee and Caramel. So many scents and yet it doesn't overpower the senses at all and comes together nicely. This smells excellent!

Taste - Cloves/Figs along with toffee, grape, and other fruity notes. The yeasty notes are also a bit stronger here than in the smell along with the floral hops. To back it all up, there is a very sweet malty backbone present as well. I feel myself getting flushed drinking this. My only complaint is that while the flavor is excellent and complex, nothing really jumped out and grabbed me

Mouthfeel - It feels very light and creamy! The carbonation is also very easy on the mouth, so not only is it smooth, but very easy to drink.

Overall - For a beer that is complex in taste, it manages to come together very well. To top it all off, it goes down very easy as well! I'd recommend this to any craft beer lover, or to any beer lover in general!

Photo of billab914
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Westvleteren chalice. It poured a caramel brown color with a half inch of frothy head covering the top of the beer. lots of carbonation bubbles are visible rising from the bottom of the glass. Great lacing as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a rich, malty flavor to it with some notes of fig, raisin, caramel, candi sugar and a some earthy yeast spices. Very flavorful aroma to it with very nice range and balance to it.

The taste shows a little more of the yeast spices to it with a little bit of clove and nutmeg coming through. I get some more of the rich, maltiness to it with caramel and toffee coming out up front. In the finish I get a crisp fruitiness to it with some apple like flavors coming out. Nicely flavored and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a very good beer and probably one of the best American versions of the style that I've had. Very flavorful and well balanced beer. This is probably one of if not the best Boulevard beer I've had so far.

Photo of denver10
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark red with a brownish hue. Nice white head. Very sweet aroma of malt, brown sugar, and dark fruits (raisin, fig) paired with the yeast. Very sweet taste, as you'd expect from the style: raisin, figs, some brown sugar coated banana, some breadiness and alcohol. Medium bodied to this and active from the carbonation. A nice quad but its a style of beer that I generally find too sweet and this is no exception.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of cvm4
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a lovely amber hue with a nice two finger tan head. Lacing is not heavy, but noticeable.

S - Huge malt notes with dates and prunes present.

T - Malt is very forward on the palette with a lot of fruit flavors (raisins, plums, prunes).

M - Great carbonation and coats the palette well.

O - A very approachable beer for the abv. I was drinking this easy. It's a find representation of a quad, IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.