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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,042
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 135
Gots: 300 | 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  rDev -3.6%

Stouttyme, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
4/5  rDev -3.6%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +20.5%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of justinm4bama
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

justinm4bama, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev -3.6%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of N1CK
3/5  rDev -27.7%

N1CK, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of YouSkeete
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Big, bold, mildly cloudy orangey/caramel amber. Frothy, bubbly white-orange head with great retention.

S: Belgian yeasts, bready malts, citrus (apples, pears, grapefruit). Short caramel/molasses aroma escapes. Lots of fruit and bread.

T/M: Utterly smooth flavors of apples and bread on the initial sip. Complex flavors of raisins, bananas, pears along with spice, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Malty, rich, smooth mouthfeel. sticky and milky on the palate. Medium carbonation with medium sized body. Caramel and honey flavors follow into the aftertaste.

D: A great quad. Typically not my style but this is purely delicious.

YouSkeete, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of CHADMC3
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque caramel to brown colored body beneath the foamy, off-white head with flashes of cherry red hues.

Aromas of Belgian yeast immediately float from the glass with dark fruits and caramel showing up after the beer warms. No signs of the higher abv in the nose.

The flavor features a variety of fruity esters and more yeast. The dark fruits include fig and at times almost seem to have a sweet nutty quality to them. As the beer warms it gets fruitier with hints of brown sugar and the alcohol finally shows up as well.

The body is full with generous carbonation and a drying finish and a pleasant warmth.

Nice, traditional Belgian Quad done by an American brewery. This really seems to come across with a lot of the authentic traits one would expect all the way through.

CHADMC3, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of gthompsonri
4/5  rDev -3.6%

gthompsonri, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kwesib, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of morimech
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Boulevard glass. Clear copper color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left down the glass.

Smells like an authentic Belgian Quad. Plenty of yeast esters along with the pale malt and sugar. No sign of alcohol.

The alcohol does makes itself known in the flavor. It plays a large part and is quite warming. Large yeast presence as well. I get a lot of fruity esters. Not as malty as others in the style. Sweetness is moderate and almost dry.

The carbonation is a little lively but does not hamper the quality of the beer. Enjoyed the texture of the beer.

Almost great. Boulevard can crank out some execellant Belgian style beers in the Midwest.

morimech, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of dday1231
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful beer. It’s complex flavors liven the senses just as quickly as the large amounts of alcohol numbs them. This beer’s head is as short as a marines hair cut. Reporting for duty it leads the charge to battle beer boredom. An initial blast of freshness and hops. As the hops fizzle away the tongue relishes in rich caramel, oak, cherries, and ale. Every sips swings between fresh and light, and rich and smooth. The aroma is great, but it is not strong.

dday1231, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

gwguest, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

nathanjohnson, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of gfreed
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another winner from Kansas City. How can you not like a quad that is packed with fruit, isn't overly fizzy or belchy, doesn't overpower with yeasty booze, has a subtle taste of almonds AND goes down well with an obscene fistful of Nestle chocolate chips? The alcohol is well hidden and doesn't make it impossible to sight-read Schubert song transcriptions at the piano. Well worth the cost.

gfreed, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

cbeer88, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, high carbonation

Smell: old apples, bread, alcohol, and pear

Taste: probably the biggest pear taste I have gotten from a beer in a while—especially at the end, dark bread and apple are also big flavors

Mouthfeel: super high carbonation, light body, sweet start with a bitter alcoholic taste towards the end.

Overall: If you like the taste of pear, you should love this as it is about as pronounced here as in any beer I have had. I like how the bread and other flavors interact with it. This ranks right up there with the best domestic quads. I will get this again.

tigg924, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

pjs234, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lasting, light , brown head but very little lacing. Pours a nice copper color.

Smell: Sugary, sweet, succulent. A little bit of alcohol but covered up very well by the dark fruits and Belgian sugar.

Taste: Sugary and sweet. I get Belgian sugar, dark fruits (mainly plum but there is a nice raisin undertone.), slight hoppy and bitter aftertaste. A light booze taste but it's barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall: A fairly sugary beer that screams dessert. Very nice to curl up with and enjoy a movie at the same time.

HattedClassic, Nov 29, 2011
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,042 ratings.