The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #36
Ranked #3,938
4.16 | pDev: 10.58%
Sunday at 08:31 PM
Nov 15, 2007
The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
Notes: ”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
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Rated: 4.48 by crhensel from New Jersey

Sunday at 08:31 PM
Rated: 4.26 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
If there ever was a perfect looking brew this is it. Pours an opaque mahogany with a light sand colored head that stands tall and proud. Frothy foam lace just hangs on the sides of the glass forever.
Smell and Taste of dates, raisins in malt. Sweet top front with a ever so slight bitter note on the aftertaste.
How can one not feel good with this quad. 10.2% ABV and lots of carbonation.
Had to round ups to a 5 overall because this is one of my favorite beers. This is the craft beer that started me down the road to find a more percent craft brew.
Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Dustin015 from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
L- dark amber with thick tan head
S- sweet toffee and palm fruit aroma
T- sweet raisin and fruit flavors. Subtle caramel malts compliment well with slight bitterness
F- medium body and high carbonation
O- very good quad
Jul 31, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Just doesn't taste like a Quad.
Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darkish, very fine sediment. Smell is mostly dry leaves and dark fruit esters - lots of raisin. The taste is the highlight here: slight bubblegum/banana, lots of caramel, but somehow not too sugary. Also raisin and green apple.. Crispy carbonation, juicy sweet, finishing dry, alcohol nearly imperceptible
Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’ll get right to the “Overall:”
It’s a really nice Midwest American version of a fine Belgian Quad.
No complaints at all. Yeasty, bready, nice body and color, it’s an easy drinker. Get one if you can.,.
Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle -dated enjoy by 18 Jun 2023

clear medium brown color, thick cream colored head. decent head retention. aroma is fruity, bready, touch of herbal spice and booze. Similar flavors in the taste, a bit sweet. medium bodied, higher carbonation
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What a treat this beer is. A great Belgian beer. Still can't tell the different between a quadrupel and a Belgian strong ale other than they have high abvs and are very malty. If you want a beer with some kick that's also delicious this is it. A ton of head and a great malty smell. Slightly sweet with a great balance with the malts. A beer that's meant to sip and enjoy. Well done Boulevard - this is your masterpiece.
Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by wroywel from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very slight scent of caramelized sugar wafted from the bottle before I poured the translucent slightly tarnished copper into the glass. Massive head took up 3/4 of the glass (i.e. four fingers) and took a while to make room for the rest of the bottle. From the glass, a slightly stronger scent of banana, circus peanuts, butterscotch. In the mouth, I found this one was not hiding its ABV (not that there's anything wrong with that... especially on a cold winter night). Mouth feel has a certain roundness and sweetness... reminds me of Californian whiskey with some hops bitterness at the tail end.
Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by BlueSpader from Washington

Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass at around 55 - 60 degrees. Aggressive pour left 1 3/4 finger light tan head. Color is a nice brown with tints of red. Decent lacing. Head fades to a thin foam 1/3 of the way through and stays through the beer. A nice foam even returns with a gentle swish later in the glass.

S - Out of the bottle I got some nice, maybe dark fruit, flavors. Mid-way through I got a nice cola scent.

T - A sweetness up front. Dark fruits. Maybe even a little bit of a pear taste. Malty biscuit taste in there as well. Almost no bitterness. A cola taste opens up as you drink it. Even a light caramel as well. At 10.2% ABV, it does get a little boozier as it warms up toward the end. (Or as it starts to hit you.) The flavors became much better as I drank and the beer warmed up. I should have let it warm up 15 - 20 minutes more before drinking.

F - Good medium-body carbonation. Medium-to-thin feel. The high ABV is not noticeable.

O - A friend from Kansas City turned me on to Boulevard Tank 7, and it’s one of my favorites. This 6th Glass does not disappoint either. There is a lot to like about this beer. It was very easy to enjoy and drink (probably a little too quickly.) that being said, it’s not a daily drinker (obviously at 10.2% ABV), but great for a nice evening with one glass of this beer. I will definitely put this in the annual rotation and buy this one in the future.
Feb 01, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by AltonWayne58 from Texas

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by beerrat from Virginia

Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by joran from Kansas

Jan 13, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by JTuomi from Finland

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by mattpressley

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This has been my favorite go-to beer overall. It's high ABV, year-round availability (for me at Sam's Bottle Shop in Durham, NC), and it comes in a six pack at a reasonable $13 price. Definitely the malty, Belgianesque beer that got me hooked on Boulevard!! If you're a lover of Belgians, stouts, or eisenbocks, this is a great pick. (My all-time fave)
Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by KT3418 from Colorado

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by desint from Belgium

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by clm9 from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Resistance88 from California

Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a stemmed goblet. Hazy in appearance, with the color of caramel sauce and light ruby highlights. Voluminous thick snow-white head that left some spotty lacing as it settled. Aromas and flavors are heavy on the Belgian yeast, with its distinctive character taking center stage. Let this warm a bit and the bitterness comes through nicely on the palate. Notes of caramel, bread, and citrus, with an understated sweetness and a lot of alcohol warmth. Pleasant sipper, but don't overlook its potential as a fine table beer as well. Those monks could be onto something here!
Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
look: deep amber, thin off white foam

smell: super duper, candy, Belgium yiest

taste: wow that's a punchy quad, there's candy, bitter, spices, caramel, pear, soda, bread, biscuit,

feel: medium, balanced, hide abv very well

overall: such a nice product, I'll have it again, cheers!
Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Avitra from California

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
It smells fruity and funky like quadrupels do.  It's sweet and yeasty.

It's sweet and tastes like pears before it leans a little into it's bitterness.

It's got a very light body with foamy effervescent bubbles.  The finish is sweet with a funkiness of Belgian yeast even though it's American.

It's really good.  A nice quad. I give it a 4.9 out of 6.
Aug 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful pour- full, foamy head that’s a nice toasted marshmallow color. Body is hazy and light brown with a tinge of orange. Smell is earthy, dominated by fruit esters, biscuit, and hints of plum and berries.
In the mouth- oh my. Spices! Coriander, molasses, fig, and caramel upfront. The fruit esters come out a second later, along with the yeast. The aftertaste is oak and toffee. Finish is dry. A nice alcohol warmth after a few sips completes it.
I love the spices in this beer, they really balance out the sweet. This is a great beer to savor; there’s a lot of details to be found in a bottle.
Jul 10, 2021
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Rated by Elemental19xx from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very drinkable. Very good. Yet another home run for boulevard brewery.
Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 10.5%. BB date 06-2014. Hazy orange-brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of mild spices, caramel, brown kandij sugar, dark dried fruits, spice cake. The flavour is rich, spicy, full of dark dried fruits, and very pleasant - but not too sweet. Sufficient hops, and dangerously drinkable.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Have had this a few times, first review.

It has been a while since the last time, it is better than I remembered.

Looks nice enough, nothing special.

Taste is good. Nice fruity smell and a bit sweet. Very good.

Overall an excellent Quad. Will compare notes to BBA which is still on my shelf.

A bit of a sweet pleasant smell.
Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great 3F floppy foamy tan head. Dark amber or brown brick color. 80% opaque

On the nose, yeast, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, light clove, brown sugar.

Tastes of brown sugar, yeast, caramel, raisins, cinnamon, light clove, light malt, dry light hop.

Mouthfeel is smooth, clean, lightly warm and lightly dry on the finish

A really great surprise beer for me. Not too much clove and lots of interesting aromas which translate into taste characteristics. Superb tasting beer that hides the alcohol very well
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by dawardster from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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