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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
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1,785 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1785
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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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
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Dankuel

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy maroon, with a sufficient, but quickly dissipating head.

Smell: A bit of alcohol predominately covered by fruits; a bit malty, perhaps a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Nice and warming on the first sip. Hint of raisin, chocolate; the malt character is well balanced. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel: Warming, carbonated, goes down with a wrestle.

Overall: Very enjoyable. Definitely will try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 02:31:25 | More by Dankuel
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Leffe goblet. The pour is a dark murky reddish-brown, yet it's quite light for the style (almost like iced tea). It does have a nice level of carbonation and produces a really nice 2 fingers of creamy white head that quickly dies down to a thin lace. On the nose I'm getting some malt and peppery spice notes and a little bit of alcohol.

The beer has a full body. Lots of sweet, bready, malty goodness up front and a fair amount of spice. Sharp flavors of ginger, pepper, allspice, and cardamom are accentuated by the carbonation. They interplay with the malt and grow sharper as the beer moves over the palate and picks up heat from the alcohol. The finish is medium-dry and warming, with lingering spiciness. The feel is sharp from the carbonation, but it is not overdone. Very smooth and drinkable. Not much change in the flavor as the beer de-gasses.

Overall a very satisfying Quad. I generally like my Quads as I like my women: sweet and rich. I like the malt to be front and center and just enough spice to add complexity. Still, this is a nice departure from my usual ventures in this style. Definitely a distinct offering in a field populated by several world classics that are among the greatest of all beers. I've had a few quads and this one stands out as one of the spiciest ones. I probably wouldn't buy it again for just that reason, but those who enjoy this style and don't have a sweet-tooth like mine will probably love this. It's a terrific beer, just not quite what I look for in a Quad.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:46:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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magictacosinus

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed during the second monthly "Beermageddon" with many others recently. Review is from my notes. Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a surprisingly lightish amber tinged brown color, which is already unexpected given the style at hand here. Hazy and cloudy in color (and I believe this had been laid down prior to pouring), and with a minimal amount of head retention. Bubbles rise to the top slowly, but nothing too showy overall. Lacing is pretty decent. Holds a viscosity and thickness that enhances the dull color, but in my view this is not the type of representative eye candy that this style tends to provide.

The aroma, on the other hand, is quite good, combining a good dose of dried fruits, as well as a sweetened caramel malt texture. Raisins, dried apricots, dates, and maybe a bit of figs permeate, and the finish is slightly sweetened and rife with brown sugar and caramel notes. Yeasty phenols are fairly present, often resembling a full bodied apple aroma. There's a dry hoppy flavor that lurks at the back, almost to the point of being too subtle, but it works well. Not very boozy, especially considering the ABV, but I know it's there, waiting to take me by surprise underneath the sweetness. Definitely a quad meets American ale hybrid, if anything.

This beer is definitely full of surprises, as indicated by the flavor. Rather than pelt the mouth with caramelized sweetness and dried fruits, as anticipated, it comes off in a subtle, pleasant character. There's some raisins at the front, as well as dabs of honey and caramel soon after. A dried fruity character melds with a bready, succulent yeastiness but does so without being too heavy. In fact, I'm perplexed how this manages to hide the alcohol well, showcase a subtlety of flavors, and retain a light feel overall rather than do just the opposite, or what the norm of what quads tend to do. The flavors are relatively spot-on, but the body is bready without dragging down the gut. It's not complex by any means, but it is definitely refreshing.

What an interesting twist on the style! As indicated by their saison, it seems these guys get traditional recipes and provide their own Americanized rendition of them. This is not the greatest quad I've ever had, but it is not a chore to drink at all, and the raisin/caramel profile is quite good here, if only lacking complexity. I would love to revisit this one for sure. Definitely looking forward to trying more of their Belgian-style beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 23:21:11 | More by magictacosinus
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date on bottle is 06/13 (not the bottled on date).

The beer pours a murky brown with a fluffy tan head that laces with a residual thin blanketing. The nose is fruity, malty, molasses-y, a little boozy, and has a touch of yeast/bread. This drinks with stone fruit upfront, big malty sweetness, followed by a spicy, boozy, effervescent finish, and lingering plumb fruitiness. This is a heavy-medium bodied, strong flavored, fruity quad with masked booze and great yeast. Definitely a good beer that has aged well with 1-2 years on it. Highly recommended if your in the quad mood.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 19:45:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
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beergoot

Colorado

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

Wonderful cloves, apricot and pear-like aromas waft up from a deep, orange-copper body and through a creamy, thickly sculptured head. Sweetbread flavors tame a robust alcohol warmth; excellent soft malt backbone. Silky smooth, medium-bodied feel with a fine carbonation.

An all-around delicious quadrupel. Varied malt sweetness dance with intriguing boozy and bitter notes, all combined in a well-balanced, nicely complex form. A real pleasure to the visual, smell, and taste senses.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 19:03:42 | More by beergoot
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humulus

Sweden

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

A: pours a brownish red, it's cloudy without yeast particles. Foam is one finger high, beige and leaves no lacings on the glass.

S: raisins, figs, dates, loads of banana, alcohol and belgian yeast.

T: banana, honey, malt sweetness, dark fruits, rum and condensed milk. The aftertaste is metallic and the alcohol is there, for sure, but it isn't aggressive.

M: it's very light, small bubbles, carbonation is medium high.

O: it's a great beer. Could have been more taste, but it's complex, the flavors are all there, as is the belgian feel. I enjoyed it very much, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Will have again for sure though.

Drank from a goblet.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 19:18:35 | More by humulus
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet fruits are present in the smell along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots sweetness intermingled with the fruity flavors.
M: It feels more than medium-bodied and sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The strong amount of malty sweetness in this beer makes it somewhat difficult to drink, but this is something that really needs to be sipped given its strength. It definitely tastes strong, but any flavors of alcohol are very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 02:18:06 | More by metter98
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was amber colored with a nice lingering head but too long.

It smelled like fig, raisin, and (I hate to it say it because this beer tasted so good) rubbing alcohol. I've never picked that up in a beer before.

Tastes much like it smells minus the rubbing alcohol which isn't so common for me. It was delicious.

Not so chewy, but not splashy either.

Overall, I like this beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:54:06 | More by maketheheartglad
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle

Appearance: Light, cloudy amber with a big tan head.

Nose: Sweet caramel, sugary fruits: peaches, bananas, strawberries. There's plenty of clove and a hint of pepper. It's classic Quad with the sweetness dialed up a bit.

Taste: Caramel forward malts up front, intense fruitiness in the middle with tons of banana. The finish is a bit flat, the banana lingers and a bit of clove comes through. This is far less complex than what I'd expect from a Quad.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy-drinking. Surprising for the style.

Overall: Not at all a typical Quad. It's lighter, simpler, and far easier to drink. It doesn't have the same complex contemplative nature that define the classic Belgian Quads, but if you think of it as a a fresh and original take on the classic style, it's a very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 02:36:31 | More by fdig23
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wine goblet

Appearance: Looks awesome. Hazy amber brown. Thick foamy cream colored head. A little more than a finger's worth with great retention. Lots of carbonation. Tons of lacing. I wish all beers looked like this

Smell: Dried dark fruits. Sweet raisins. Sugary caramel. Maybe some figs. Yeast and booze (and lots of it)

Taste: Follows the nose for the most part. Lots of Belgian yeast character. Slightly tart plums. Caramel malts. As it warms it gets notes of apples. Warming booziness

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and rich. Lots of character. Crisp carbonation

Overall: A nice quad for sure. Not an all the time beer or an all the time style but worth trying

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 01:31:13 | More by MistahBeah
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Amber, one + inch of fluffy head, excellent lacing, lots of yeast, very hazy, semi translucent

S - Aged fruits and carmel

T - initial: Real sweet, aged fruit, figs, cherry, toffee. finish: candied fruit, bitter (3/10), somewhat boozy

M - Full body. moderately frothy, creamy

O - Very good version. sweet, but not the overly dominating sweet. aged fruit is blended perfectly, booze does comes thru in the end. has the full body taste but wished there was that velvet mouth feel. wish the nose was stronger.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:16:12 | More by weonfire
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PEBKAC

New York

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wine bottle. Thin Gouden Carolus goblet. Batch 68100. 08-09ish? Had one a bit older than this, that tasted significantly stale, but this one was quite tasty. Never had one perfectly fresh, so please don't beermail me about it unless you're offering to buy me a round. :P

Muddled orange brown body. Off-white, glassy, thin, agitated head.

Rich brown bread scent. Toasted corn tortillas, or something like it. A bitter leafyness. Orange zest. Cheap brandy. Mild anise.

Taste is lots of caramelized sugars upfront, along with a slight, pithy citrus bitterness. Oxidation is low & complimenting. Bready malt flavor dries up halfway through & the body gets really tight & dry. The older bottle in comparison was almost syrupy. Aging is such a toss-up. Never intentional, don't be silly. The bitterness picks up a bit near the finish, & some clove starts to come though. Finish is faded leafy hops, Euro malt, & charcoal.

Carbonation is strong & keeps this older beer interesting. Alcohol is there, but it's kept in check.

Not a fan of quads really, but this is one of the best American renditions I've tried. Cheers. :)

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:26:27 | More by PEBKAC
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BeerManDan

California

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely one of the best Quad's I've ever drank! Nice deep yellow color with an orange hue. The aroma was like heaven, with all though components (spices, fruit, hop's and malts) and you can't believe your drink an ale that's 10% alcohol. So mellow, but be careful, it can jump up and bite you! Great brew, can't wait to buy a case of four packs!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 19:45:47 | More by BeerManDan
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BrausBeforeHaus

Virginia

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

Extraordinary. That is my initial impression. Cant believe this Is above 10% abv...

I could go on for a 19th-century novel's-worth of characters about this brew.

Appearance is intriguing, with an inch of white head subsiding to a fine lace with a dark auburn hue to the brew.

Smell is satisfying, with banana up front with some date and darker fruits mixed in after

Taste leaves me wanting more, with a light effervescence and carbonation. Fruity & sweet with plenty of malty goodness to remind me I'm not drinking an alcoholic V8.

Mouthfeel is never too sharp, with all flavors being represented equally. 10.5% abv? Would not have imagined until consuming 3 or more of these puppies...

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 06:25:46 | More by BrausBeforeHaus
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JimTeal

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anyone who doesn't appreciate this beer is a communist! What an excellent American quad, near perfect balance, fine finish, ABC hidden in a splendid background of the highest quality ingredients. It's so obvious when a brewer does it right, no reason to nit pick. It starts off with the typical caramel quad sweetness, then evolves to a welcome finish of noticeably forward malt. As the glass mellows and the esters release the smell only gets better and beckons another sip. I can go on forever, but this is an everyday excellent brew.

I forgot to mention, COME ON NEVADA, talk to Boulevard, bring it in!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:15:17 | More by JimTeal
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