The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
2,934 Ratings
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:
#1,405
Reviews:
840
Ratings:
2,934
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
236
Gots:
794
Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big, creamy, beige head slowly turns foamy as it settles and glistens gold over a clear, reddish, dark amber (SRM 15). Columns of carbonation support the head as it slowly settles to one inch, leaving thick rings of lace.

Subtle plum and candy sugar are offset by faint funkiness. Warmth brings out fresh figs.

A Unibroue tulip glass presents a well-balanced quad that oscillates from slightly sweet to slightly bitter. Dark fruits of plum and fig are followed by a hint of tart cherry. The finish is modestly long and dominated by warming alcohol.

The full body has a viscous, silky texture. Alcohol is warm. High effervescence is capped by a dry finish.

This one warms quite well, developing character along the way. It makes for a contemplative beer that proves to be quite enjoyable on a cool autumn evening before dinner. I enjoyed it with a pungent, creamy bleu “Valdbon”. The cheese brought out a sweet fruitiness, otherwise not detected.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,934 ratings
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