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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

1,934 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 126
Gots: 270 | FT: 12
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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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2013 22:18:02 | More by Roy1586
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jjauga

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2013 02:14:49 | More by jjauga
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2013 12:39:29 | More by Okisailor
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-13-2013 03:01:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. pry off bottle served up in a globe glass. Best by 11/14 stamped on the bottle. Opens with a fair pop of carbonation and pours a clear deep brown with some crimson highlights. Good retention and some soapy lace follow.

Aroma is largely yeast driven with just a hint of malt structure initially. Warms to offer well integrated raisin and fig notes though not all that complex.

Taste is less complex than the not overly complex aroma. Bit of caramel and some muddled fruits. Nothing negative to deter yet overly one sided. Perhaps too much science and not enough art. 'Clean' comes to mind. Feel is soft and creamy nonetheless, isn't overly sweet and yet still capable of masking the ABV to a large degree. Overall a pretty well executed though not so well designed brew that drinks like a lighter Dubbel. Needs more malt complexity to call itself a Quad.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 05:07:42 | More by HalfFull
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-11-2013 03:54:44 | More by jryanj927
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2013 02:38:29 | More by WoodBrew
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-10-2013 19:00:22 | More by Carl_R
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Javi_bobby

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2013 04:54:07 | More by Javi_bobby
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BB 05/16/15

Beer is chestnut brown, hints of red. Large-sized tan head, quite frothy. Head fades fairly quickly, a bit of lace.

Nose contains sweet malt, candy sugar, dark fruit (plum, fig) and yeast.

Taste is drier than expected, but some sweetness is there for sure. Yeast, dark fruit (date, plum), spice. Bready. Some noticeable alcohol heat.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very smooth fell. Only downside is the noticeable alcohol burn.

Overall, a very good American quad. It does not hold a candle to the Belgian classics, but it is a very nice beer. Would be better if the booze was toned down.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:14:41 | More by jrenihan
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-08-2013 20:51:06 | More by bmjivi221
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smb71481

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-08-2013 01:40:05 | More by smb71481
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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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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-07-2013 04:43:26 | More by jrohrbacher
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2013 04:23:37 | More by Bierguy5
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2013 04:18:00 | More by jaydoc
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Drew26

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2013 04:17:01 | More by Drew26
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johnny29er

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-06-2013 23:43:07 | More by johnny29er
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2013 03:27:09 | More by csmalley
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.8%

08-06-2013 02:30:47 | More by ScottStache
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frothy_80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2013 12:42:27 | More by frothy_80
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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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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-04-2013 00:07:08 | More by Eric908
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jeffoncape

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-03-2013 15:34:26 | More by jeffoncape
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-02-2013 03:53:33 | More by cistercian12
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,934 ratings.