The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.39/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Belgium glass. Careful pour gave an explosion of off-white fruit-fragrant head that head for awhile and settled into a quarter-inch permanent cap. Color is light for what I think of a good quad, more an orange- brown with good bubbles.
Ringing true to the lighter look was a lighter nose. Orange fruit, it smells more like apricot than prune or raisen to me. Some caramel, but apricot and whipped cream is what sticks with me.
Taste the apricot right away too, with some peaches, but there is this odd medicinal quality to it. Not a deal-killer by any means but an accent that is not entirely pleasant either. Maybe it's kinda like cream soda, again much lighter than the world class quads I've had the pleasure of trying. Mouthfeel is pretty much spot on. Thick and sudsy, coating the tongue... But that medicine kinda aftertaste, as slight as it is, is all I can focus on.
Hard to lump this into a category of quads, it seems to want to be its own class of alternative quads. It's not horrible by any means, but it is not something I will go out of my way to purchase either.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 01:45:15 | More by Bonsall_Phil
3.83/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Boulevard's Sixth Glass, quad, from their Smokestack series. 10.5% ABV.
A: Medium reddish brown color, almost like fig jelly. Tons of thick, grey-white sediment all throughout! Almost completely opaque; only the shadow of my hand is visible through the beer. 2 fingers of slightly fluffy head. Fine, persistent lacing, in thickish swaths. Bright yellow in the dimple.
S: Dates. Some oaky caramels. Fig, as it starts to warm up. Very slight ash note. Some raisin. Slight candy sugar. A very faint tart cherry note.
T/MF: Hmm. Slightly smoky sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Gives way to raisin/date just behind. Then moves into oaky char and burnt toffee around mid-tongue. Sharp upturn of acidity along the back of the palate.
While the flavor (though plenty complex) is less appealing to my tastes, this beer is quite pleasing to the eye, and very interesting on the nose, as well. Over all, a very nice brew.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 06:49:58 | More by TruePerception
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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