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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

1,901 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,901
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 124
Gots: 257 | 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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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 02:45:28 | More by JakerLou
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 01:58:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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thefluker

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-14-2013 00:45:25 | More by thefluker
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-12-2013 15:32:25 | More by mrebeka
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bdtva

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-11-2013 01:59:29 | More by bdtva
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t_carterb

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-10-2013 21:59:20 | More by t_carterb
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csurowiec

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-08-2013 23:48:27 | More by csurowiec
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sneezye

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-08-2013 22:55:46 | More by sneezye
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 17:41:47 | More by AngusOg
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 07:00:12 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Ingjald

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2013 19:29:38 | More by Ingjald
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2013 16:40:17 | More by Brabander
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-06-2013 23:30:48 | More by lostgrrl666
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VictoriaAnne

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2013 07:09:26 | More by VictoriaAnne
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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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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-05-2013 04:01:55 | More by illidurit
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iCabaLLero

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-04-2013 23:22:20 | More by iCabaLLero
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-04-2013 16:06:03 | More by bobv
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2013 04:11:12 | More by smellandsip37
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mkh895

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-04-2013 00:30:02 | More by mkh895
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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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LuauLarry

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-03-2013 07:05:51 | More by LuauLarry
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nitter

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-02-2013 23:03:24 | More by nitter
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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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Mtooman

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-30-2013 23:01:00 | More by Mtooman
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,901 ratings.