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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,094
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 138
Gots: 319 | FT: 11
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tschiess, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WhatTheAle1973, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

spbennett13, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Very cloudy deep orange, almost ruby. Two finger head that attempts to leave some lacing.

S-Yeast, clove, banana, dark fruits, some alcohol.

T-Clove, banana, yeast, caramel, dark fruits. Nice spice. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated and the alcohol from the nose is hidden here.

O-A good quad. But it doesn't hold a candle to the belgain/trappist ones.

rlee1390, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

skywizzard, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Twal, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DerrickW, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

V3XX069, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ejohnson654, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TimBeaulieu, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Metaltildeath, Nov 15, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz.(poor person size) to a Burnt Hickory Brewery snifter at 60-65 degrees
A- Clear red-copper hue with a wispy but abundant beige-gold head that dissipates quickly as anticipated.
S- Rich sweetness with a hint of clove spiciness, high alcohol content apparent.
T- Malty and caramely with the alcoholic bite that is smooth and at no point bitter. he alcohol bite serves this beer well as it gives a warm feeling, leaving you with a raisin like taste .Sweetness without overt fruity or overpoweringly caramel.
M- Light, highly carbonated, very smooth and bubbly.
O- This is a good, true beer. It's not a sneaky buzz. You are keenly aware that you are, in fact drinking beer and needn't play is it will sit you down. That being said the flavor is superb, well-rounded without frills, which is easy to appreciate.

TH_thebox_INK, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

alwaysplayin, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Crowbar, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

TheRougeBastard, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Wedcat, Nov 10, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. 2013 vintage. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Deep brown hue with short 1/2 finger oatmeal head which leaves behind no lacing.

S: Rum raisin, prune, date, and caramel-toffee blend with a light herbal hoppiness and mild alcohol aroma

T: Delicious lush flavors of dark fruit -- raisin, date, plum/prune -- accented by soft dark caramel sweetness and finished with mild-moderate bittering without much hop flavor, maybe a flash of herbal/earthy character. The yeast character is reasonably light with only soft fruity esters. Alcohol presence is mild, pretty amazing for a fresh quad.

M: Silky smooth with light warming. Body is medium-full to full with low carbonation. A joy to sip.

O: Stellar quad that I hope will improve with a few years -- this was fresh and extremely enjoyable so it will be interesting to see what 3-4 years of cellaring will do.

argock, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jjohnston88, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Falcone, Nov 09, 2013
4/5  rDev -3.8%

BUNZILLA, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mrk829, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rob99er, Nov 05, 2013
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,094 ratings.