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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,399
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 170
Gots: 476 | 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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750mL (batch 610162/best by June 2013) into a chalice. Pours a beautiful amber w/ a 2-finger beige head, steady carb.

Aroma is dark sticky fruit, sweet bready caramel malt, raisins, cherries. An elusive green apple tartness tickles the nose.

Taste is peppery, fruity, sweet, bready and sour at the same time. The mild heat from the alcohol brings a nice high note.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and dry. Carbonation brings just the right soft, airy feel to the tongue.

Overall this is a tough one to pin down. I enjoyed it but for some reason I wanted to like it even more. Still, an enjoyable, if slightly unconventional, quad.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a murky copper with a finger of eggshell white head. Good retention and solid lacing.

S. Brown sugar, dark fruit, vanilla, bread crust. Excellent.

T. Follows the nose with pie crust, dark fruit, especially cherry and dates. Some brown sugar, caramel, and hints of raisin. Truly delicious.

M. Maybe just a little too aggressively carbonated cuts down on the drinkability a touch. Balance, however, is quite good, with a nice evolution of flavors. Creamy finish, mild booze.

O. One of the best quads I have had, and easily in the Top 3 American-produced. A must-try. This would be a staple in my fridge if I lived in KC.

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L: Hazy dark burnt orange, off-white head that dissipates to a dusting. Some sediment present.

T: Spicy cinnamon and clove, slight bready malt. Spicy bitterness leading to a quite dry palate. Alcohol slightly present.

M: Medium-high carbonation. Medium bodied.

Meh, very one-noted, missing the dark fruit and dark candy notes.

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Batch 611098 with a best by date of April 2013. Poured into a wine glass.

Cool color: a deep, murky copper. Two fingers of large-bubbled, tan head pop away quickly, becoming a dense top layer that goes nowhere.

Standard aroma. Brown sugar, a little cinnamon, prunes and raisin bread. Maybe some maple and bubblegum as well. Sweet.

In the flavor, there’s lots of booze to mix with the sweet malt. Heaving spoonfuls of candy sugar, a very light bit of burnt bread in the back. Not much in the front, but the swallow delivers very sweet maple, raisin and booze.

The brew has a body like a much lighter Belgian ale, and there’s quite a bit of fizz as it moves about the mouth – the light body bursts into tons of bubbles. Alcohol is well-hidden.

Tasty, but the body's off.

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12 oz into snifter

A Burnt orange, wispy head.
S Yeast, Candy Sugar, light malt.
T Light malt, a bit of red fruit, hint of candy sugar
M High carbonation, thinner than expected
O This beer is fine, nothing special, but nothing wrong with it. To call it a quad and compare it to Belgians is a joke, but its a fine beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a large two finger thick head that slowly disappears leaving some decent lacing. Beer is a dark amber/crimson color with a fair amount of sediment

S- Very sweet malty aroma with some hints of booze

T- Like the aroma, taste is very malty and sweet with notes of dark fruits. Far less alcohol presence than I anticipated

M- Very smooth, medium bodied with light carbonation

O- As always, a fine offering from Blvd... far from an amazing Quad, but noteworthy IMO


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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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