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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

1,934 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 126
Gots: 270 | FT: 12
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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barczar

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with copper tones and a dense, frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving light lacing.

Aroma is raisins, figs, dates, plums, bananas, and dark candi sugar. Very rich and sweet.

Flavor reflects similar notes, but the slightly sweet brown sugar backbone finishes fairly dry. Clove, soft prunes, dates, and muted raisin add complexity. Banana dominates as it warms.

Body is fairly thick, with prickly carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Fairly complex brew. Nice dry finish prevents it from being cloying, and the esters are yummy. A little hot, this would age well.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 21:27:03 | More by barczar
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beerforpresident

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2014 13:10:43 | More by beerforpresident
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-27-2014 12:50:21 | More by AndyEdgar
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Mike-Harms

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2014 08:14:42 | More by Mike-Harms
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redresonatedragon

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2014 06:41:39 | More by redresonatedragon
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-26-2014 02:14:31 | More by vmdominguez
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Zombill

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-25-2014 21:58:32 | More by Zombill
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2014 18:53:43 | More by pjbfromkc
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spotfred93

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-24-2014 18:34:58 | More by spotfred93
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 16:12:31 | More by dsshuck
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Northtexan

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 10:59:35 | More by Northtexan
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bdoolittle


4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 10:22:05 | More by bdoolittle
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Beer_Guru

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2014 16:38:58 | More by Beer_Guru
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2014 12:11:24 | More by CUbeerfan
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2014 03:02:38 | More by Benesi88
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mgr78704

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-21-2014 09:04:32 | More by mgr78704
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Flight317

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-20-2014 19:41:31 | More by Flight317
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ThatOneBeerGuy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 22:20:05 | More by ThatOneBeerGuy
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-19-2014 17:53:01 | More by thufflife
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warpig372

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-19-2014 03:41:30 | More by warpig372
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-19-2014 02:58:00 | More by vande
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. The beer is a light brown color with amber highlights. A little lighter than I usually expect from a quad, but I like that. When beers get too dark they all look the same to me. Nice head, not too puffy. Decent retention, little to no lacing.

S - I love the smell of quads. From this one I'm mostly picking up yeasty aromas with slight bits of dark fruit.

T - Dark fruit dominates. The sweetness I'm picking up is something like raisin or fig, although not obviously so. I'm also picking up something like the funkiness from the saison that I'm used to tasting. Nice yeast characteristics. There is something of a lingering sour funk to it that I'm not a huge fan of. Just a touch of alcohol on the back end. The 10.5% is very well hidden.

M - Medium full bodied. Less carbonation than I would expect. Bone dry. The dryness seems to come on strong, then fade, then return as the beer warms.

O - I liked the beer, but for the Quad price point I need to love it. I'm already paying premium for a treat, so I'll pay a buck or two more for St. Bernardus.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 01:55:39 | More by Andrew041180
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DVG72


5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-17-2014 19:30:24 | More by DVG72
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 12:20:41 | More by Necronomad
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Flaherbear

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 04:29:26 | More by Flaherbear
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,934 ratings.