The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

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

Added by Bitterbill on 11-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,826
Reviews:
856
Ratings:
2,989
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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Photo of Boba_Booey
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobert84
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber color with a thick, sticky tan head.
Dark fruit, bread, molasses aroma.
Raisin bread, molasses, late spice in the taste.
Full-bodied. Alcohol well-hidden.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(ROUGH DRAFT)
25.4 OZ; bottled 2015; drank at end of 2018; roughly 3 years old.

Look: Beautiful

Smell:

Taste: Just the right balance of malty goodness, bitterness and sweetness.

Feel:

Overall: I've had a number of these now (most in 12 OZ bottles), both fresh and aged, over the years. This is perhaps my favorite Quad and more broadly one of my favorite Barleywines. I like to have this one on hand.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenBechler
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andgly95
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riceshoes
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopsohard
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, cloudy amber color. Just above average body with equal amount of carbonation
Aroma is a mix of candied dark fruit, raisin bread , yeast, and what i can only describe as a sugary floral smell
Taste is very similar with the dark fruit coming through first. There's a yeasty dark bread taste and the dark fruit flavor lingers awhile.
Overall this is first class to me and I will seek this out again

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Photo of samEBC
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VikingDAB
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MartyMaltose
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kreisermj
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Roughly a third of a 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. One-and-three-quarters of a finger of a very light tan head recedes quickly but remains accumulated at the edges of the glass. Color is a hazy deep amber. It’s almost chestnutty. The nose is a lot drier than I expected, and it is quite yeasty – it becomes a bit reminiscent of raisin bread when a tiny bit of spice develops. Perhaps cloves. The taste begins with a bit of peppery molasses, followed by a yeasty bread and spicy clove interlude, finishing with a punch of alcoholic warmth mixed with pungent caraway. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and chewy, which, although unsurprising for such a strong beer style, I do not particularly enjoy. Overall quite tasty and does hide its 10.5% ABV quite well – very easy to drink for something so strong.

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4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulFC
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber. Smell is malt, peaches, pears. Taste is light caramel and malt. Peaches, pears and apples up front with more caramel in behind. Alcohol is well hidden. Hints of pepper in there. Good carbonation. Long lasting head. Gets better as it warms slightly.

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Photo of muchos
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by March 2020
L. Reddish brown with a big off-white head.
S. Funky sweet dark bread, savory spice, molasses.
T. Dark caramel, spice, dark bread, dried dark fruits but not too sweet.
F. Full side of medium bodied, good carbonation, not drying, not very boozy.
O. I like this a lot. I have 5 more and I'm looking forward to seeing how they develop over the months. Cheers!

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy orangish bronze with fairly low visible carbonation. Forms a two-finger foamy off-white head with average retention.

S: Belgian fruits (apples, sweet pears), with caramel and bready-sweet malts. Not a huge aroma, but pleasant enough.

T: Fruity sweet (apples and pears again, with lesser flavors of banana and a touch of clove). Yeasty and some ethanol sweetness under the bready malts. It finishes fairly dry with lingering fruit flavors and some alcohol burn. NOTE: As this warms during the drink, the flavors really open up.

M: Medium body with somewhat low carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence seems about average for style.

O: Note to self - this really needs to warm up significantly from refrigerator temperature. While the tasting notes remained largely unchanged, the flavors really opened up and became more rounded. Pretty darn tasty, though likely short of the world-class Quads.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,989 ratings