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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

1,986 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,986
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 130
Gots: 288 | 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:
”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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Sweffin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-14-2014 00:30:54 | More by Sweffin
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Nat1975

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Vinithing

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-12-2014 01:08:01 | More by AWB3
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dodsonm13

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -12.3%

08-12-2014 00:54:18 | More by dodsonm13
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 21:17:00 | More by JohnK17
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tiamat8086

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-11-2014 18:32:21 | More by tiamat8086
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niqhoward

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Zachboler


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-11-2014 03:37:16 | More by Zachboler
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Jeffreytmoore

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2014 16:01:55 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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Meb3

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

08-10-2014 00:56:38 | More by Meb3
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Whyt4243


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-10-2014 00:16:09 | More by Whyt4243
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BucannonXC5

California

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Paper hotel cup
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $2.99
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 2, 2014
Misc.: Best by March 10, 2016

Poured a caramel, amber color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan, orange head. Good amount of layered lacing along the sides of the cup. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled caramel, cloves, banana, honey, boozy, tropical hops and Belgian spices.

Tasted boozy, caramel, rye, citrus notes, tropical hops, mango, Belgian spices, cloves, banana and earthy notes.

Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Earthy, boozy finish.

Not as good as I’d hoped. The other Belgians from Boulevard were much better.

08-10-2014 00:06:50 | More by BucannonXC5
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.7%

08-09-2014 01:52:21 | More by benjamincarter
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Jcru33

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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David30

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-06-2014 13:51:22 | More by David30
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suckaj

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-06-2014 11:13:00 | More by suckaj
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2014 01:15:14 | More by MonkeyBread
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DownWithSocks

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-05-2014 01:20:24 | More by DownWithSocks
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vidisad

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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jeiiVP

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Cheld

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2014 02:52:01 | More by Brandonvlansdown
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SFNC

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%

This is my first attempt at a Quad, so I can't really compare it, just note my appreciaition. This one pours a cloudy reddish brown with a tall, large bubbled head. The head stuck around for the majority of the time it took to enjoy this fine brew.

The smell is rich and strong with a slightly sweet scent of dark fruit (dates, prunes, raisons) and a slight herbal undertone.

The taste is also very rich, with the alcohol hidden at first, but getting stronger as the liquid warms. There is a slight bitterness that tempers the malty, sweet nature perfectly.

As noted, the alcohol bites as this warms, otherwise its a pleasant sipper.

Oveall, I am very impressed as I have been with most Boulevard beers that I have encountered.

08-03-2014 01:52:18 | More by SFNC
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,986 ratings.