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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,237 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,237
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 151
Gots: 386 | 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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Boulevard Brewing Sixth Glass is a very good beer! Nice amber color. Good head and nice aroma. This tyle of beer is definitely one of my favorite go to beers. Explosion of favors. Nice finish. At 10.5%, definitely one you have to respect, but it's too goodto sip. Thankfully, not an overpowering alcohol taste. Tangy spicy finish, easy to drink.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint orange + honey highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet light fruits (apples + peaches), dark fruits (figs + raisins), and caramel malts with a moderate to strong aroma of that distinctive Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts with a touch of toffee sweetness as well. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of dark fruits (figs + raisins), light fruits (apples), and just a hint of banana. Moderate flavors of slightly spicy distinctive Belgian yeast. Hints of bitterness in the finish which fade quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Definitely a sipping beer - enjoyable with a nice amount of complexity to the flavor/aroma but definitely a big beer (even though the alcohol is well hidden).Very sweet.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a caged and corked 750mL bottle with a best by date of 04/2016; into a tulip.
Appearance - dark, murky red hue; plenty of sediment and fine carbonation bubbles rising up the glass. A medium, frothy off-white head that leaves minimal lacing.
Smell - an assortment of dark, ripe fruits, primarily cherry; a hint of syrup and booze.
Taste - sweet and tangy cherry pie filling, along with booze and spices.
Feel - Fairly full bodied, with enough of the 10.5% ABV present to lighten the sweetness of the cherry. Well carbonated with a tangy, dry finish.
Overall - no doubt a great brew, however, it certainly falls short of quads like Abt 12 and 3 Philosophers, in my opinion.

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.