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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,399
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 170
Gots: 476 | 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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Ratings: 2,399 | Reviews: 731
Photo of match1112
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: orange/brown body, two finger pinkish white head that slowly recedes to a thick creamy eighth inch cap, no lacing.

s: sweet malts, sour fruits like apples and cherries, spice.

t: starts with sour/tart fruit, then a bready yeast and finishes up with a spicy hoppy presence.

m: felt a little thin and oily. good carbonation and a short dry spice finish.

o: very nice quad, just seems that such a big beer (10.5%) should have a fuller body. that is my only complaint.

Photo of 21jtr
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RickS95
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit light for a quad, but it's still an attractive beer. Kind of a ruby/amber mix in terms of color. The head is thick and offwhite, has good retention as the inner part of the head starts to fall first leaving a thick perimeter of lace around the edges.

It actually smells sweet. Dark ripe fruits and candy, grapes and raisin fill the nose.

Really, really good taste...I'm considering a 5 for it. Everything from the nose eventually hits the tongue providing a fruity, yet very beer-like taste. Carbonation, a tinge of hops and a slight taste of alcohol in the finish.

Layers of complexity. It's full-bodied and sweet, but not too much so...just the right amount for this beer. Some spices provide another layer, followed by a little bit of bitter. The finish is both sweet and dry, with lots of carbonation, and a tingle of warmth from the alcohol.

An exceptional beer. I'd have guessed this to be a true Belgian had I not know where it was brewed. Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, nothing to even nitpick about.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of peoplewithhands
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a toulip glass.

Appearance: Reddish orange with a large head that turns into a thin lacing and stays throughout. Lacing residue in the glass as you drink. Very pleasing to the eye.

Smell: Sweet with a spicy couriander smell. I Smelled a hint of citrus and even a little banana, also some lemon zest. I didn't find the alcohol smell to be overbearing at all, which I like.

Taste: The spices taste more subtle than they smell. the fruity banana like flavor comes out with just a little bitternesss that initially seems to be spices, but I believe to be the subtleness of the high alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and high carbonation. The carbonation felt pleasant in my mouth

Overall: I enjoyed that even with the high alcohol content, the beer didnt taste like alcohol. The alcohol blended in with the spices well and I really enjoyed the tickling in my mouth from the carbonation. I am new to the quadrupel style of beer, but If this is true to the style, I quite enjoy it, and would definitely drink this beer again.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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

Tastes like it's just tapped from a wood cask. Interesting mix of sweet and dry and spicy. Attractive dark amber in the tulip glass, modest lacing. Long, intense nose of fruity malt and sweet spice, along with a boozy rum aroma. Flavors of apple pie and raisins. A hoppy bitterness shows up as you sip.

Very woody. The sweetness is on the lips as you sip, but it tends toward a dry alcoholic intensity. The aroma is very beguiling-- caramel apples and brandy. More than a slight oxidized taste. Batch number 58312, so this must be from early 2010.

Photo of ThirstyHerf
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ksimons
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Photo of jdhilt
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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