The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,231 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,231
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 152
Gots: 381 | 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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Photo of captainern
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i'm waitin for my wife to come home so we can go out to dinner so i figured i'd pop one of these babys - my niece/nephew from boston brought it down to me for christmas - i figured its brewed in missouri so how good can it really be
what caught my eye was the alcohol content - like 10.5%
i had no IDEA what kind of brew it was based on the label
turns out its some sort of belgian ale, comparable to the best of ommegang and stella artois
the captain strongly recommends this in MODERATION

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

Pours a dark amber color with a good sized off-white head, fades at a decent rate, no lacing on the chalice.

Smell is caramel malt with a peppery spiciness, picking up a hint of banana, a slight presence of alcohol in the nose.

Taste starts out with a peppery spice kick which is melded with caramel malt and some candied sugar, bit of banana in the aftertaste, carbonation is on the high side and is a bit distracting but is typical for a Quad, alcohol is very well hidden.

Photo of UnkleFester
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of SirPlunkett
1/5  rDev -76%

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BryanRex
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You might think I'm partial just because I'm a KC guy, but when I first had this ale I didn't know I was trying either a quad or a beer from Boulevard. My first sip woke me from my general malaise and had me hooked for life, rekindling childhood memories of experiencing my first oreo cookie dipped in milk. I thought I had accidentally opened a St Bernardus 12, but after a quick check it was just something "random" my friend handed me from his dad's liquor store in KC.

I asked for a second one, and noted a dark muddy orangish mahogany pour with a nice foamy head that stuck to the glass and eventually slipped back down into the glass. The smell was complex and strong, with hints of everything from dark fruit to pear. It was too aromatic for me to figure out if it was heavier on the dark or light fruit side, but the smell of Belgian sugar was evident.

The taste leads is prevalently that of darker fruit including raisons and plum, but the sweetness on the finish is nice and balances out the alcohol well. The beer is incredibly smooth and I like the extra carbonation that beers like St Bernardus 12 seem to lack.

I wish I could find this stuff anywhere, because it's excellent... an improvement on most authentic Belgian quads!

Photo of rchristensen
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aliving1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Ryan1423
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Boulevard tulip glass. Best by 7/27/13. The color of an old penny with a tan head that stayed.

The smell was of brown sugar and fruit. A distinct aroma of a forgotten loaf of bread left to ferment in a bag. Bold.

The taste was fruity with brown sugar. Date bread and spices.

The mouthfeel was full bodied and smooth. Alcohol prickle.

Photo of Rdstarr
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of fishkab
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Photo of jzandiz
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TotallyHosed
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of SkipWeathers
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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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%

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,231 ratings.