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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 149
Gots: 376 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy dark amber pour, big fluffy tan head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Strong, sweet raisins and caramel up front. Apple and pear too maybe. A little banana. Yeasty bread dough. Boozy too. On second sniff it might just be the sharp fruit esters instead of actual booze hit.

T: Lots of nice caramel at the start, turns into a big fruit ester hit in the middle that drags out and then turns into a nice belgian yeast. Quite drying in the aftertaste. Very little sweetness surprisingly. Alcohol well hidden except for the drying.

M: Medium body, carbonation is a tiny bit high. Quite dry.

O: Nothing world class but a very nice example of the style. Esters a bit high for my liking but not unpleasant.

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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.