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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,227 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,227
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 149
Gots: 374 | 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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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a chalice
Best before: 3/7/16

A: Pours an opaque dark copper, nearly brown, with just under 2 fingers width of tan head which has great retention and leaves a solid sheet of lacing. 4.75

S: Tons of easterly banana, some white and black pepper spice, subtle clove. Tame aromas of dark fruit and toffee/caramel. Very nice. 4.25

T: Lots of spice, coupled with sweet notes of dark fruits and toffee. Some bitterness, a bit of booze. 4.25

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate but on the heavy side which makes it a bit less smooth than others in the style, ABV is very well masked, and drinkability is great. 4.25

O: Really nice example of the style. Often times I find that the American versions of Quads to fall short in a lot of areas, but that was not the case here. Certainly not of St. Bernardus/Roche/Westy caliber, but worth a try and very enjoyable. 4.25

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The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,227 ratings.