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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4.16/5
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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: 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:
#1,484
Reviews:
849
Ratings:
2,963
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
800
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,963 |  Reviews: 849
Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly brownish orange with a finger of head and plenty of yeast floaties. The nose was a touch astringent and lacked the malty sweetness indicative of the style. The flavor notes that I simply love in a quad seemed to be absent - no prunes and raisins.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nobel96
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quadrupel, 10.2% ABV, 22 IBU. Pours dark brown with a four finger off-white head. Nose is malty, Werthers, and sweet dark fruit. Taste follows, moderately sweet, plus cherries, very slight bitter close, with a touch of alcohol burn. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. Not sure where the name comes from, but six of these and I'd be under the table. But I'm up for it.

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Photo of quadmad
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of longbongsilver
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Best By date stamped on bottle is '09MAY2019'. Bottled on 5/9/2017.
Cloudy, medium amber colored body, with reddish highlights. Sediment in the glass. Permanent light tan head. Just a couple of spots of lacing.
Aroma of candy toffee, raisin, fruity yeast esters, and booze.
Taste brings forth the sweet candi sugars, dark fruit, green apple, cherry, sweet bread, and booze.
Medium mouth feel with tongue numbing.
All around this is a tasty quad.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the small bottle in a snifter via a friend from work----Cheers Randy!
This fine brew that I somehow missed on reviewing in the past pours a beautiful
and glowing deep amber with a light reddish tinge and a fantastic head of light
pale tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and showcases some nice
light lacing. Nose of heavy candy sugars, figs, raisins, sweet cherry notes, sweet
yeasty bread, and hints of booze. Flavors nail it with a sweet Belgian candy sugar
note awash in layers of fig and raisin bread warmed by brandy like notes and
hints of sweet cherries and peaches that are lightly touched with an herbal hop
flavor. Excellent mouth feel with medium body, light carbonation, and a sweet
warming finish.

Overall one of my favorites ales from a great brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep red color with a LOT of sediment in the pour. Smells of fig, raisins, dark cherry, hint of brown sugar. The taste follows the nose very closely, with some booziness on the back end. There's a nice balance of the sweetness and fruity tartness. The flavor is very rich and the taste is awesome, though it's a bit boozier than I prefer, which seems to be expected for the style. I quite enjoyed it, though it's not something I could drink very often. I'm not familiar with the style, but I'm intrigued!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear and reddish brown with a giant tan head. The head clings to the edges of the glasses after it fades. The aroma has raisins, toffee, apples, sweet malt and fruity yeast. Tastes like burnt sugar, raisins, figs, apples and finishes spicy and a bit hoppy. This is a damn nice quad.

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Photo of wtt9808
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First time I had this beer was on tap in Ghent, Belgium. A Kansas City beer on tap in Belgium. Dark, fruity, rich. I love it.

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

Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Rich mahogany color. Thick but short lived beige head, good lacing. Fragrant initial smell of slightly sour apples. A bit of a boozey taste, pears, apples, caramel. Rich sweetness. Very nice.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spahlstrom
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into Libbey tulip glass
Best By 9/22/17 it was bottled in Sep of 2015 and has been in the cellar since April of 2016
L- pours a dark red Auburn, with a thick tan foamy head that sticks to the side of the glass
S- freaking awesome, rich brown sugar dark fruit, the aroma just pops out of the glass
T- figs, raisins, belgian candi sugar, and a yeasty finish
F- medium-bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall this is an above average quad that has aged amazingly well, another great offering by Boulevard

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Photo of Buglumpbeer1971
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,963 ratings