The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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
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
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.