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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,102 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,102
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 137
Gots: 321 | FT: 10
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

The Sixth Glass:
Serving: Bottle
Looks: Dark amber with garnet highlights
Smell: Sweet and vinous. Figs, dark fruit and alcohol
Taste: alcohol, sweet caramel, floral notes and chocolate covered raisins
Mouthfeel: Slick but with an almost capsaicin like burn.

Roxie_B, Sep 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1%

Fordknox, Sep 28, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev 0%

Kixtand, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

LeeW, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BMESSER88, Sep 26, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

dahonam, Sep 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

booga73, Sep 22, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bpk59, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

This is a truly outstanding quad. Pours a somewhat murky reddish/ brown into my Augustijn goblet. Plenty of light gets through when held to a light...bright ruby highlights that also reveal a ton of yeasty sediment. You don't have to swirl this one. Decent size light tan/antique white head considering the .abv of this beer. Head retention is about average but a covering remains on the glass throughout. Great aroma and taste of dark fruit, sour cherries, figs, dates and a generous amount of Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Somewhat sweet but balanced by a bready malt backbone, this is a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is rich and sweet, with very little alcohol burn. Quite smooth for a beer of this strength. A lot of American brewers have nailed Tripels, Quads are a different story. Boulevard has done an outstanding job.

JayQue, Sep 21, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.