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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,284 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,284
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 157
Gots: 418 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a dark cloudy amber with two fingers worth of cream colored head that sticks to the glass

S-the smell isn't that strong. Smells of malt, light caramel, and fruits. It would help if the malt was a bit richer. The smell does improve more as the beer warms.

T-tastes of malt, some light dark fruit, spices, and a spicy alcohol kick. As the beer warms things get better, the malt and caramel are richer, but the sixth glass isn't as good as other quads out there.

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation

Overall it is decent, but not as good as other quads I have had. A richer malt body would improve things in my mind.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Dark fruit nose. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, not cloying. Nice quad. Warming, but higher ABV is hidden. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. Best by Apr 27, 2013.

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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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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.