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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,185 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,185
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 147
Gots: 355 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy deep brown, raisin looking with an off white head.

S - Caramel with some fruitcake. Brown sugar with yeasty notes and more lingering fruitcake aroma, estery.

T - Fairly sweet, bready, banana, canned fruit medley, raisins, overripe apple, slight boozy notes.

M - Medium body and just a touch sticky.

D - A little too much sweet and canned fruit combo for me but solid. I have enjoyed the smokestack offerings I have tried.

brewcrew76, Nov 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

RWACKO, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Epic Beer in my eyes. Here goes the praise.

A = Nice amber with perfect head to it about 1/2 inch of small bubbled light tan

S = A sweet smell hits first then the light malt scent

T = off the charts great. has a perfect sweetness from that caramel taste. then the malt gets you and its not dank at all just perfect

M = perfect carbonation, you can tell its got small carb bubbles and really make for a perfect cling and sweetness gives way a clean finish

I love this beer, Rochefort 8,10 and Sixth Glass Quad..my tops!!!

derekmorris7, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Burt, Nov 19, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6th Glass has a beautiful color spectrum: deep, rusty garnet to brilliant grenadine to bright peach - like a reverse tequila sunrise when held to light. Head hardly diminishes and settles into a blanket of lumpy foam. Retention sends up foamy fingers after every sip. Honestly, I can't think of how this beer could look better.

Aroma is caramel, vanilla wafer filling and yeasty spice for depth. Alcohol is up front and sloppy.

6th Glass features mid range fruits such as apricot and golden pear versus the darker fruits I'm used to for this style. It works well just the same though. Zesty spice ties the flavors together. Just like the aroma, there's a cantankerous booziness that sloshes around the palette and upsets the beer. Very creamy mouthfeel despite not being all that malty a beer.

If Boulevard could tone down the booze and maintain the rest of this beer I'd float my boat much more buoyantly.

donkeyrunner, Nov 19, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Cloudy caramel color. Half finger of head. Lots of carbonation. Pretty beer. Not all that much lacing.

S - Sweet fruit. Maltiness. It has a thick smell. Hmmm, kind of not that welcoming. Apples, then sour apples, grapes, white wine (of which I'm not that much of a fan). Smells somewhat like a foot.

T - Sweetness first. The girlfriend said it smells like a foot (I agreed) and now I'm getting the taste of a sweaty gym bag. Lots of carbonation. Alcohol... it is over 10%. Every sip is revealing something new for me--definitely not all pleasant tastes.

O - I'm not going to be finishing this one. I knew that this style was not my favorite but this really is not as wonderful as I thought it might be. A few sips made me think "oh ok maybe this is pretty good." However the bitterness and imaging have turned me off.

dlello2, Nov 19, 2011
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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,185 ratings.