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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,406 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,406
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 171
Gots: 480 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: More red and glowing than a typical quad. Still brownish orange with dark fruit notes and a substantial off white head that hangs out all day.

S: Banana, cloves, kiwi, pickled yams, honey, cinnamon. Could be more aromatic.

T: Well balanced and blended combination of traditional belgian yeast fruit esters with a light body and amply carbonation that further contribute to the lightness. Some faintly chewy candy on the end.

M: Full up front, carbonation crashing authoritatively midway, gentle finish of different fruits playing their parts staccato. A little dry thereafter (-)

O: Priced right, not super drinkable but an excellent dinner beer to have on the reg.

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3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep amber to orange-ish color withh a tan head. In the aroma, sweet dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. In the taste, licorice, dark fruit, a small sweetness to dryness, and a alcohol note all the way through. An Alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small licorice and alcohol like aftertaste. Quite muted flavors, but nice flavors and a mellow alcohol throughout.

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking brown color with a light tan head on top. The smell of the beer has a sweetness to it along with some fruity essences on the nose. The taste of the beer had a sweet dark malty flavor with some of the Belgian sugars doing their thing as well as the dark fermented fruit flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer was creamy with a good carbonation to it. Overall I wouldn't say it's my favorite Quad, it's good but not really one that I would rave about. I would drink it again though.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A- Light brown with a 1 finger pillowy khaki head. Nice lacing.

S- Huge. Figs, raisins, dark fruits, Belgian yeast spiciness, booze.

T- Big dark fruits, plums, raisins. Big spicy/bready yeast character and a big boozy finish. Really intense.

M- Feels realy thick and creamy. Good amount of carbonation to push the flavors forward.

O- Best American quad I've had yet. Really solid.

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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle pouted into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance is red-brown with an off-white head. Its` nose has caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar and raisins. A fairly typical aroma for a quad. The taste is sweet malts, alcohol, more of the raisins and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with a sweetness that lingers. All in all, a pretty good beer, a nice attempt at a quad from a US brewer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Bottle poured into a glass

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a nice head that quickly disappears quickly, turning into extremely light lacing with a ring around the edge of the glass.

Fruity smell (the figs and bananas) that is first to hit both your nose and your tongue. The banana flavor is powerful on taste. Remains sweet throughout the entire mouthful. A light bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a nice beverage.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color in a LaTrappe goblet. Unusual light color for a Quad.

Smell is very typical of a Quad. Rich ripe fruit smell (plums and banana) and some clove. As it warms up there is a slight citrus aroma that develops.

Taste follows the smell pretty well with the addition of some nice spice. Light bitter finish. Mild alcohol flavor despite its 10.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated. Medium bodied.

Overall this is a very nice example of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. best before 4/27/13. Brewed in April 2010 (?)

Pours a hazy, tawny red with a nice one-finger head. Retention and lacing are good.

Yeasty and sweetly fruity on the nose. Lots of candied fruit and Belgian phenols. Some notes of oxidation, touch of acetic.

Flavor is very fruity and sweet, with a drying, alcoholic character on the finish. Malt is there, with lots of dark fruit decadence. However, this beer lacks the bready, caramel maltiness of a St. Bernardus or Westvleteren. Mouthfeel is excellent. Slick, with effervescent carbonation.

This is one of the best "American" Quads I've had.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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