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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,297 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 158
Gots: 424 | 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:
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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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a ruby brown with minimal head. Smells strongly of spiced plum, brown sugar, fresh french bread, and cranberry. Tastes has a muddled start that opens up to more plum, stewed grape, and candi sugar. Semi-dense mouthfeel rounds out a near perfect example of an americanized quad.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Copper and hazy. The head fades quickly and leaves a white lace. Some sediment.

There is a prevalent alcohol note. A dried fruit note as well as a yeasty spiciness.

There is a sugary sweetness to this one. The yeast gives this beer a spicy aftertaste. This beer doesn't hide its alcohol, but it doesn't really need to. The alcohol flavor lends to its spiciness.

Medium bodied and crisp.

This beer's pretty good. A netter head retention is the only thing it's missing, but that might not even be stylistically accurate.

Photo of jman892
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper color, very hazy, no looking through this one. Topped with an off white head which started strong but faded fast. There is a noticeable amount of sediment floating around

S - Smell is bready, peppery, not picking up a lot of the expected dark fruit aromas

T - Taste follows the nose with the spices. There is also a sour pear like note. As it warms, a bit more of the sweetness is present

M - Above average carbonation, and the alcohol does leave a nice warming sensation.

O - Good quad, havent had many Boulevard beers as I think they are new to Mass, but look forward to trying more.

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 1/17/12; poured into a goblet

A - Pours a beautiful mahogany with a small amount of suspended material. Two fingers if tan head lingers for awhile and coats the glass in lacing.

S - Big caramel malt notes up front, followed by raisins, prunes and dark bread. A bit of alcohol in the nose as well.

T - Taste follows the nose pretty closely, with a touch more alcohol. Lots of caramel and dark dried fruits with earthy brown bread. Finishes dry with a touch of numbing alcohol.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. Some initial sweetness yields to dry earthy bitterness on the finish.

O - One of the better American quads I've had. I wish the alcohol presence was toned down just a bit, but this is very enjoyable.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper, amberish color that leaves a nice 1 and a half finger head that stays around awhile and leaves a little lacing on the glass.

Ample dark fruit including cherries, fig, and plum mixed with brown sugar and bread. Definitely on the sweeter and richer side.

Fruity esters continue in the taste, as does the sweetness. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, but by no means overpowering. Also, a hint of banana in the background.

Carbonation is prickly and provides a creamy texture.

Overall, I recommend this beer as a nice U.S. take on the quad, and especially good for the 4 pack price, as compared to Rochefort.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.