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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,094
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 138
Gots: 317 | 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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Photo of BeerWizard
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split a 12oz with my wife and poured into a couple of white wine glasses. Huge fluffy head, totally clouded, dark amber brown ale.

Aroma is super-booze, yummy yeast, cidery aroma with fig and dark fruit. As it warms I get some strawberry and raisin aromas. Tastes boozy but not too hot. Definitely sweet and jammy, but there is a tinge of bitterness in the finish, probably from the alcohol, but I certainly don't mind it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with very slight carbonation.

This is not the first time nor the last I've had this. It is an excellent American quad, with wine like qualities and a lot of complexity.

BeerWizard, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

InfragilisBrew, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Brob245
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Brob245, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Evoforen, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of tard24
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tard24, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Jeysun23
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jeysun23, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as a gift from my sister on Christmas. It came in a 4-pack with 3 other beers from Boulevard as part of their "Smokestack series". Best before date of 8/12/15 is clearly stamped on the bottle, and since this is only December of '13, this must really be fresh. The gift pack came with its own Boulevard glass, so that is what I used to serve it in.

Be careful with the pour. With just half the bottle poured in slowly, it produced a creamy 3-finger beige head that rose quickly to the top and lasted several minutes, leaving some really nice lacing. After the head settled down, the beer took on a slightly hazed dark reddish/amber color.

The beer had a pleasant Belgian yeast smell, along with lots of caramel sweetness and dark fruits.

This is a very malty beer with both bready and caramel malts mixed together, plus some brown sugar and candy sugar for even more sweetness. I'm also picking up dark cherries and a touch of alcohol. Hop bitterness is mild at just 22 IBUs, but enough to tame some of the maltiness.

Creamy, smooth, and full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.


matjack85, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ChanceK, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

griffiam03, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this for $5.50 at the House of 1,000 beers. Never seen any Boulevard Brewing beers so I snagged it up quick.

A - Well it's unfiltered which never really swayed me. The massive 1+ inch head is nice with an opaque tint to it. Hazy amber orange color.
S - I can smell the dry esters next to some cherry pits and some plums. Smell is also rather sweet and fruity with yeasts. Smell is good with no detectable ethanol notes.
T - Wow very interesting, spicy malt notes next to fruity yeasts and a bready body. Very dry when swirled in the mouth. Not overlay sweet with candied sugar or caramel either this one is balanced.
M - Medium bodied not thin but a very drink able quad.

Overall I may have to go back and snag the Saison since it is more impressive. This beer is a great quad not too bozzy or sweet. Wish it was cheaper though but its PA so what are you gonna do trading would be more expensive...

DrDemento456, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

reitzbrewing, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Labeorphile, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JratBones, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

snuffelapagus, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AndyAvalanche, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Braheem
4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is right in my wheelhouse. Deep dark red in appearance with a three finger head.

Taste great! Mild and fruity. Nicely carbonated with a very well hidden APV.

Wasn't all that impressed with the first offering that I sampled from Boulevard Brewing (Tank 7) but this quad is excellent.

Braheem, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish amber in color. An inch thick layer of foam rests on top of this brew. Brussels lacing on the glass. Dark Belgian candy sugar with hints of caramel. Intensely thick and alcoholic mouthfeel. This is serious stuff. I get loads of sweet malt and dark Belgian candy sugar. Lingering fade of Belgian yeast and dark malt. This is a great teat.

Franziskaner, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

canucklehead, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of CowsandBeer
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased as part of a 2012 Boulevard sampler pack. A cool little bottle with the best by date rubbed off. Poured straight down the middle into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting the beer warm up a bit.

Appearance: Poured a huge and expansive two and a half fingers of khaki colored head. It’s a very creamy, sturdy looking head with a few big bubbles in the center that stick around for awhile. A light cherry mahogany body that is slightly cloudy. Nice frothy lacing coats the glass.

Smell: Old cherries, sticky dates, cinnamon, bit of ginger, bubblegum, sweet alcohol, rum and spice cake. It’s a big warming aroma that draws you in but invites caution.

Taste: A beer with plenty going on. Sweet cherries, spicy esters, cinnamon and ginger followed by plenty of sweet dates, prunes, and raisins. Fragrant and perfume like alcohol rounded out by some sweet bubblegum. The beer finishes with a moist, nutty breadiness.

Mouthfeel: A very warming beer. Not boozy, but warming. While the carbonation is about in the middle and the feel is certainly creamy I expected something a little denser. Finishes dry which really brings out the spice notes.

Overall: A perfect beer to warm up with while it’s14 degrees outside. Easy to see why as it’s very sweet with a huge spice presence and fragrant alcohol. The prominent alcohol in the nose left an odd presence but I really enjoyed it in the taste. I would also like to stress that this is one of those beer that you should just drink at cellar temp or if anything chilled. In only got better as it warmed. Overall, while it’s not up there with the world class quads I still highly recommend it.

CowsandBeer, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Kearneytheking
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard has been moving up my ranks as an incredible brewer for a while. Their 2013 sampler with the RyePA and Mid-Coast IPA, along with their 80-acre, is astounding.

This "The Sixth Glass" Quadrupel was a part of a create your own "4-pack" - Extremely happy with my choice

A- Beautiful hazelnut orange color with a tall, tan head

S- Bread, citrus, and nuts

T- Caramel/Toffee flavor with a citrusy (apricot) flavoring. Nice toasty quadrupel - the ethanol is present

MF- Velvety, carbonated goodness

I would refer this to everyone of my KC and non-KC friends alike. Great ale. Thank you, Boulevard.

Kearneytheking, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

BeerGod27, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dylntbrown, Dec 10, 2013
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,094 ratings.