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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,784 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1784
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%


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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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 3/2015. Pours lightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, grape, toast, brown sugar, clove, herbal, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, candi sugar, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:02:26 | More by superspak
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Erbayd

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4-pack of 12 oz bottles from Ledger's Liquor in Berkeley, poured into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous clear deep ruby brown color with 1.5-2 inches of foam.

S: strong fruity & sugary scent of banana and dates followed by belgian yeast, caramel, slight phenolic notes.

T: exactly what you want from a quad. Rich malty sweetness with dark dried fruit and caramel flavors in the beginning, accompanied by strong belgian yeast character. Nice dry finish with a warming alcohol presence.

M: thick and heavy, but the champagne-like carbonation really makes this an easy beer to drink...you can start to get why it's called "the sixth glass". Once again exactly what you'd expect and want from a quad

O: It's always neat to see American brewers make quads, and it's definitely up there as one of my favorite beers. It's definitely a beer that you're going to want to serve at proper temperature, so let it warm up a bit to get the full experience. This was my first beer from Boulevard and I'm looking forward to trying more. It's a good one to have on hand as the weather cools down and if you get the chance to pick up a bottle or 4-pack it's well worth the money!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 04:15:38 | More by Erbayd
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a deep dark amber with a finger+ of light caramel head. Very good retention, fantastic lacing.

S - tons of prunes, dates, and figs. Some sweet crystal caramel malts. Mild alcohol warmness and honey aromas.

T - tons and tones of dark fruits, as listed in the aroma. Lots of candied sugar as well as beer transitions to more of a yeasty flavor with a mild alcohol burn at the finish. Initial dark fruits and alcohol burns linger for the aftertaste.

M - medium bodied, a bit over carbonated in my opinion. Definitely a drinkable 10.5

O - good flavor for sure, alcohol is extremely well tempered. Quite drinkable, carbonation is over the top in my opinion

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:48:30 | More by MacQ32
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall snifter glass.

Appearance: a tremendously huge head built up while pouring. Had to sat the glass down for a bit before finishing the pour. Very nice presentation, pretty thick, can almost make stiff peaks at the surface. However the head didn't last long. The appearance of the beer struck me odd. It had a ton of floaties; clearly this is unfiltered. Kind of off putting as you can see the sediment building up at the bottom. The beer had a color of light ruby.

Smell: picked up mostly cherries, some other dark fruits, and some yeast

Taste: A little bit of heat, plenty of cherries with some wood to the side. Starts out sweet and finishes slightly bitter but still sweet. It's almost like taking cough medicine...but not in a terrible way. It's also a little bready.

Mouthfeel: kind of slick with a medium to full body. Not overly carbonated - just perfect.

Overall: smells and taste great but the floaties is kind of off putting. Just didn't expect this.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:28:59 | More by Benish
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a ruby red brown with one finger head that died quick. Has a slightly boozy aroma, dark fruits and figs (maybe raisins) are a tad noticeable and there are some sweet malts. Beer is medium bodied, smooth, real sweet for some reason, good amount of caramel, candi sugar and a touch of fruit sweetness. Good balance as I get some dark fruits as well and there is a hearty, heavy finish. Not a bad American quad at all and well worth the low pricepoint; not the tastiest or most complex quad but it got the job done.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 21:26:59 | More by clayrock81
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid if slightly different quad, with lots of peppery notes, along with the usual fig and other dark fruit tastes. Not as bready or complex as the best in this style, but it still provides a satisfying experience for lovers of quads. Starts out good in taste, if a little thin, but then gets better as it warms. You also start to notice the alcohol heat as you drink longer, maybe just a little too much. The aroma is nice, with figs and some alcohol predominating. Very nice and the best I've had from Boulevard so far, although I look forward to Saison Brett.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 14:50:37 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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2013beer101

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am afraid I set myself up for disappointment on this one. I was hoping to have an experience similar to a La trappe, but it wasnt there. The color is amazing, smell wasn't horrible either. My biggest dissappoinment was in the flavor and mouthfeel, they are almost inter-twined for me on this. It didn't have the smooth and rich feel I was expecting and that brought along a kind of harsh flavor for me. I am not sad I tried it but it will not make it into the regular line up.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 04:14:16 | More by 2013beer101
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arizcards

Arizona

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a caged and corked 750 ml bottle from the City Beer Store while visiting San Francisco at the end of May. Best by 08/2014.

Beer poured a ruby color with a tan head that was excellent upon the initial pour. The head is still hanging around after 10 minutes.

Nose is classic belgian yeast with dark fruits.

Taste is classic belgian as well; dark fruits with a huge malt base. It is sweet but the belgian yeast imparts a wonderful ester undertone.

Mouthfeel is full and very smooth as the belgian yeast used does this brew well.

Overall this is an extremely impressive brew, probably the best American Quad i have experienced to date including Allagash Four.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 23:30:47 | More by arizcards
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heymikew

California

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly delicious easy sipping dark fruit concoction

This is a nice after dinner brew in a snifter or tulip.

Cloudy pour with a soft foamy head on top

Sweet and rich, some noticeable alcohol but not overly so. Caramel, toasty rum-raisin bread with brown sugar and , cinnamon, plums, figs

Smooth in the mouth and disappears in the glass too quickly...

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 03:22:50 | More by heymikew
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nsheehan

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sixth Glass
Boulevard
20130820
12oz to duvel tulip
Quadrupel
10.5% ABV
Best by 12/26/14

A – Opaque murky brown. Can barely make out some sediment and bubbles near the glass wall. Thin but complete layer of khaki head.

S – A lot of alcohol and some slightly sweet dark fruit. The alcohol is potent. Dark cherry, raisin, a bit of leather.

T – Some dark fruit that’s washed away by the alcohol. The alcohol isn’t very sharp, but it’s there. The cherries and raisins are up front (though a fizziness detracts) and then get washed away by alcohol. Very slight characteristic Belgian taste emerges for a second, then a light alcohol taste is the only taste. Finishes out with alcohol and a pinch of dark fruit.

M – A fizziness up front that obscures the taste for a second, I don’t like this. Medium bodied for most of the way through. Alcohol is apparent but not sharp. A semi-wet finish, appropriate for style.

O – Unfortunately this beer has large dings in every major category. I regret buying a four pack to cellar, but will see if the alcohol mellows with age. It ought to, or I also made a small (much smaller) mistake on buying a half case of Parabola; so I’m definitely hopeful. Alcohol was everywhere, almost like someone put brown sugar, cherries, and raisins into some Malibu/tonic. I don’t have much nice to say, so I’ll stop writing.
3, 2, 2, 2.25, 2.25; 2.15.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:50:05 | More by nsheehan
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Surprisingly light in hue for the style, I think. A hazy, darker amber--it is topped off with a nice, billowing head, though, leaving some smatterings of lace behind.

S + T: Some nice, malty aromas along with scents of raisin. Flavor profile is quite similar, with a big malty sweetness. Alcohol profile is quite high, with plenty of peppery warmth on the finish

M + D: The alcohol is certainly not hidden on this one, and it can be a little heavy as the bottle goes. I find that many other quads keep this element of the beer more under control or subdued, relative to the other highlights of the beers. It's certainly a decent brew, yet I believe it's open to some improvements.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:04:21 | More by Proteus93
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful ruby colored beer. Topped with about 1 1/2 finger's worth pf slightly off-white head. the head is quite fluffy, and fed by a stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, so it has incredibly long retention.

S: Big malty aroma, plenty of dark stone fruit, raisins, Belgian yeast, and toffee. A great smell, fruity and complex

T: Pretty much what the nose leads to to expect. Lots of sweet toffee malts, rum-soaked raisins, biscuity malts. The alcohol is much more present in the flavor than it was in the aroma. The end brings some bitterness t counteract the heavy malts.

M: Rich and syrupy, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A good quad. Lots of rich flavors, and a nice balance. 12 oz. ends up being a fair amount of this beer, and I'm glad it's not a 750 ml. Not as interesting as some quads, perhaps a little too balanced, if that makes any sense. Just a lot of god flavors all playing together nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 21:55:18 | More by DaveBlack
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/20/14, poured into a chalice

A- pours a cloudy deep-garnet color with a fizzy cream colored head that reduces and eventually dissapears completely

S- lots of deep dark fruit aromas of fig and date, banana nut bread, cooked apples, raisins, brown sugar , with a kick of alcohol

T- rich and malty notes of fig and raisin coat the mouth immediately, caramel sweetness shows up mid-palate with more notes of ripe dark fruits. Slightly burnt brown sugar mixes with a tea-like low hop bitterness. Booze with more caramel sweetness finishes it out with a sweet malty linger. Caramel flavors stay on the palate long after

M- heavy body with moderate fizzy carbonation fills the mouth with fizz, slightly creamy. Warming alcohol at the end lingers after the swallow

O- rich, complex, malty and boozy. This is a solid quad that begs to be sipped over and over. Another winner from the Smokestack Series

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 01:42:51 | More by Treyliff
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. pry off bottle served up in a globe glass. Best by 11/14 stamped on the bottle. Opens with a fair pop of carbonation and pours a clear deep brown with some crimson highlights. Good retention and some soapy lace follow.

Aroma is largely yeast driven with just a hint of malt structure initially. Warms to offer well integrated raisin and fig notes though not all that complex.

Taste is less complex than the not overly complex aroma. Bit of caramel and some muddled fruits. Nothing negative to deter yet overly one sided. Perhaps too much science and not enough art. 'Clean' comes to mind. Feel is soft and creamy nonetheless, isn't overly sweet and yet still capable of masking the ABV to a large degree. Overall a pretty well executed though not so well designed brew that drinks like a lighter Dubbel. Needs more malt complexity to call itself a Quad.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 05:07:42 | More by HalfFull
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BB 05/16/15

Beer is chestnut brown, hints of red. Large-sized tan head, quite frothy. Head fades fairly quickly, a bit of lace.

Nose contains sweet malt, candy sugar, dark fruit (plum, fig) and yeast.

Taste is drier than expected, but some sweetness is there for sure. Yeast, dark fruit (date, plum), spice. Bready. Some noticeable alcohol heat.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very smooth fell. Only downside is the noticeable alcohol burn.

Overall, a very good American quad. It does not hold a candle to the Belgian classics, but it is a very nice beer. Would be better if the booze was toned down.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:14:41 | More by jrenihan
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FriendOfTheAbbey

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thick, rich, with a bit of spice. Deep amber in color, with a nice head. First sip was exceptional as the carbonation seemed to enhance the spice. Smooth, with just a minor hint of bitterness at the end. Almost a perfect balance. Exceptionally easy to drink ( I tried to take it slow to savor it but it slides down the throat with the greatest of ease.)

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 00:40:31 | More by FriendOfTheAbbey
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fizzgig

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz euro style bottle, 4/15 freshness stamp.

A: Rich dark opaque caramel, light toffee colored head, didn't stay too long. Some sticky lacing hung around.

S: Sweet caramel apple, some plumb or prune. Aroma hung around until the end.

T: Lots going on, complex. Unique and hard to pick out. Earthy fruits perhaps.

M: Very malty, lots of body that coats everything. Unexpected carbonation rise and fall throughout. A bit of bitterness comes on late.

O: My first try at a quad, was very different than anything else I've had. Very strong everywhere, a sipping beer best with some food. Some good cheese and crackers would be good. Can't pick out the unique flavors, I'll need to have another and try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 05:20:58 | More by fizzgig
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pants678

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Copper, ruby with an off-white head.

Sharp nose of malt and yeast, oak and subdued cherries.

Brown sugar and dates or raisins, probably "special B malt." Malty and sweet with clove and oak that's not at all hidden. The alcohol's there, gives the necessary kick. I couldn't tell you this isn't a proper Trappist Quad, but more so it reminds me a hell of a lot of Gulden Draak. Which ends up being my only criticism: originality.

It's not a knock to say it's gritty and slightly staining. Delightful as doesn't sit at all heavy, not anymore so than an Amber.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 03:08:02 | More by pants678
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Taz_Michael

California

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, slightly chilled 20oz bottle

A: Dark amber with some Exxon Valdeze oil slicks. Two to three finger, antique white head. Slight speckling in the head. Head holds awhile and makes for a very pleasant appearance. Bubbled like a champagne when I first opened and poured! Daddy like!

S: This was my first quad, so i don't have anything to compare it to. I smelled sugar, fig, raisins and... coriander?

T: WOW! Um... WOW!! Sweet but not too sweet. Fruity but not Rue Paul. Definitely taste the figs and raisins and caramel. The coriander smell.... was that dates? I think I taste dates. Amazing flavor, overall!

M: For wine drinkers = this would be your opportunity to transition to beer. Seriously! Champagne bubbles that lessen at room temp. No overpowering beer flavor. After taste is almost non-existent. Creamy but not thick.

O: Pa-tow! If I could afford to stock my refer with this beer, I would. Drink, drank, drunk!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 21:15:22 | More by Taz_Michael
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GBuzzard

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into goblet

A: Good two finger, brownish head, retains very well. Had a good layer even after halfway finished. Dark amber color. Lots of yeast particles floating around though, eventually settling at bottom.

S: Lots of potent dried fruit (fig, raisin, etc.) smell. Slightly varied from Beligan quad aroma. A few boozy waftings (to be expected from a 10.5% ABV), but not distracting at all.

T: Very sweet and not at all bitter. Kind of malty, but enjoyable aftertaste in back of throat. Fruit from the aroma matches the taste perfectly. No hiccups, very smooth, and no big changes from nose to tongue.

M: Persistant head keeps creamy quality to the tongue but it is not thick at all. Despite retention of apparent yeast particles, if I couldn't see them, I wouldn't know or feel they were there.

O: This is the beer that you want to end a night out with friends with, either after a tasting or winding down from a night out to a show. Such a delightful beginning, middle, and finish. A fantastic American quad from Boulevard, a brewery that is quickly creeping into my higher echelon of breweries. Good non-Belgian variants on Beligan styles can be hard to find this side of the globe, and whenever I can find a example that both honors and matches up with its forefathers, I cannot help but bring it to attention. With beers like Sixth Glass, Tank 7, and Grainstorm coming out with fantastic results and increasing distribution, I look forward to expanding my brew-related flings with Boulevard and making it a regular part of my craft tasting rotation.

-gbuzzard

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 21:55:55 | More by GBuzzard
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head but the retention is pretty much nonexistent. The head is a light beige with lots of yellow while the body is a very dark amber which glows a dark amber with lots of orange when held up to the light. Some lacing but it's pretty minimal.

Nose- Fairly weak. From both the bottle and the glass, I get some bubblegum, a bit of caramel but not much else. Faint hints of brown sugar and molasses. Lots of banana emerges after I swirl it and the beer has opened up a bit more. A light astringency from the alcohol starts to appear after some time.

Taste- Bitter, slightly woody notes appear at first with hints of alcohol on my cheeks. Some sweet malt and spice. Lots of cloves- so much so that they begin to overtake the flavor profile. Some banana but this might merely be a suggestion from the rampant phenols. (Turns out there is a lot of banana on the profile.) Yeast takes over on the finish and shows lots of spice and wood with minimal amounts of bitterness. My initial impression is that this would be better described as a mix between a tripel, a hefeweizen, and a Belgian strong dark ale. It's by no means a bad beer but it does not match up to the bar set by classic quads. The bubblegum that I detected on the nose starts to appear as well. Some brown sugar and molasses but this is primarily a clove bomb. Definitely an above average beer but I'm wondering where the dates, the raisins, and the candied fruits are. Lots of cinnamon as well and the heat is apparent but it adds to the flavor profile. A very good beer but a little bit of disappointment in regard to style. The bitter yeasty finish lingers too long and is the biggest negative of the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel- Pretty heavy with almost ropy threads of syrup. Some zip of carbonation. Fitting for the style.

Drinkability- With the yeasty finish as the only negative, this beer is borderline dangerous. A four pack at $11 could get you drunk quickly if you weren't paying attention. May not be the best representation of the style but it is still a very nice beer.

Overall- Probably the best you could expect from a quad that isn't bottle conditioned. This is definitely worth a try and a steal at the price. Just don't think you've found a replacement for Rochefort, Bernardus, or (gasp) Westy. There's a reason you pay money for the big hitters.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:45:39 | More by artoolemomo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to umich03jm for bringing this one along. I've got a bottle myself, so it'll be nice to see whether I should let it sit for a while longer or not. Sixth Glass is some strange color that's not quite amber and not quite copper and not quite orange, but somewhere in between. Mild clarity, surprising for a Quad, with lots of suspended sediment bits hanging about. The creamy, beige head looks like it might stick around for a while, but quickly vanishes to a simple skin.

Dark figs, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, mild clove, floral hops, a hint of mint, touches of spicy phenol, and some underlying, sweet esters. Overhead, some extremely light grapes and raisins hang and add a faint tartness and mild sweetness note to the aroma. It's Quad-like, for sure, but not quite as enjoyable or robust or sweet as some other great ones.

Even more bubblegum when you take a sip, like popping a mouth full of Bubble Yum, original flavor. It's funny to me how much Belgian yeast can resemble bubblegum, and it certainly shines here. Candi sugar, clove, light mint... the typical Belgian "spiced" flavors, but something is still missing. There's a lot to be admired on the surface but when you take a deeper look, it seems quite vapid and full of itself, kind of like Ryan Reynolds.

Rotten, dark fruits add to the mix a little bit; plum, dates, and even some mild banana from the yeast. Phenol spices get heavier with warmth and some medicinal and menthol notes eventually come in and shut things down like your parents coming home early from work and interrupting your after-school tonsil hockey session. Chalky, sugar-sweet, fruity and phenolic finish; medium-heavy bodied with decent carbonation and a thick, creamy mouth feel.

Not a bad Quad, but there are a few things holding this back from being really enjoyable to me. The problem is, my palate (like many others) has been spoiled like a pre-teen in Bel-Air by things like Westvletern XII and St. Bernardus Abt 12. Those beers have changed the Quad game forever and Sixth Glass doesn't quite hit the bar. Still enjoyable but nothing to get hard over.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 11:34:04 | More by tectactoe
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-deep amber color with a nice light tan head and a little lacing

S-dark fruit, brown sugar, malt, spice

T-toasted malt, raisins, plums, brown sugar and caramel, cinnamon, some alcohol noticeable, really nice as it warms up a little

F-medium to full bodied with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a really nice quad at a good price and an easily enjoyable regular offering, will definitely be drinking more of this

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 20:07:05 | More by MDDMD
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of 12oz bottle into tulip.
Best by 04/12/15

Appearence: Muddy/light brown, maybe a sort of purple. Small white head forms then dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: PLUM, raisin, fig, blueberries. Slight boozy smell but not huge, or at least well hidden from the ridiculous aroma of dark fruits.
Taste: All that apply to the smell and then some. A bit of spice on the tongue.

I was blown away when I opened this bottle. The smell of all sorts of sweet, dark fruits blasted me in the nose. Frankly, quads aren't the most attractive looking beers in the world so I didn't take long to admire the appearance of it, but man does it smell fucking wonderful! Upon smelling this brew, it's hard to believe that it is 10.5% ABV and even though it's more relevant a taste upon drinking it, the presence of dark fruits and spices are much easier to identify. I don't know enough about quads to be able to compare this to the style, but I know that I definitely like this beer, like a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:27:05 | More by RummyRedbeard
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mechtech

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best Quad I've had, I prefer it to Rochefort 10.

The dark fruit characters are the star in this one. Plums, raisins, fig are all easily picked out. If you like dark fruit characteristics rather than the more caramel/molasses heavy quads, this might just be the best one you can buy.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 21:58:18 | More by mechtech
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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