The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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): 10.50%

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
Ratings:
2,892
Reviews:
830
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4-pack of 12 oz bottles from Ledger's Liquor in Berkeley, poured into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous clear deep ruby brown color with 1.5-2 inches of foam.

S: strong fruity & sugary scent of banana and dates followed by belgian yeast, caramel, slight phenolic notes.

T: exactly what you want from a quad. Rich malty sweetness with dark dried fruit and caramel flavors in the beginning, accompanied by strong belgian yeast character. Nice dry finish with a warming alcohol presence.

M: thick and heavy, but the champagne-like carbonation really makes this an easy beer to drink...you can start to get why it's called "the sixth glass". Once again exactly what you'd expect and want from a quad

O: It's always neat to see American brewers make quads, and it's definitely up there as one of my favorite beers. It's definitely a beer that you're going to want to serve at proper temperature, so let it warm up a bit to get the full experience. This was my first beer from Boulevard and I'm looking forward to trying more. It's a good one to have on hand as the weather cools down and if you get the chance to pick up a bottle or 4-pack it's well worth the money!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a deep dark amber with a finger+ of light caramel head. Very good retention, fantastic lacing.

S - tons of prunes, dates, and figs. Some sweet crystal caramel malts. Mild alcohol warmness and honey aromas.

T - tons and tones of dark fruits, as listed in the aroma. Lots of candied sugar as well as beer transitions to more of a yeasty flavor with a mild alcohol burn at the finish. Initial dark fruits and alcohol burns linger for the aftertaste.

M - medium bodied, a bit over carbonated in my opinion. Definitely a drinkable 10.5

O - good flavor for sure, alcohol is extremely well tempered. Quite drinkable, carbonation is over the top in my opinion

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall snifter glass.

Appearance: a tremendously huge head built up while pouring. Had to sat the glass down for a bit before finishing the pour. Very nice presentation, pretty thick, can almost make stiff peaks at the surface. However the head didn't last long. The appearance of the beer struck me odd. It had a ton of floaties; clearly this is unfiltered. Kind of off putting as you can see the sediment building up at the bottom. The beer had a color of light ruby.

Smell: picked up mostly cherries, some other dark fruits, and some yeast

Taste: A little bit of heat, plenty of cherries with some wood to the side. Starts out sweet and finishes slightly bitter but still sweet. It's almost like taking cough medicine...but not in a terrible way. It's also a little bready.

Mouthfeel: kind of slick with a medium to full body. Not overly carbonated - just perfect.

Overall: smells and taste great but the floaties is kind of off putting. Just didn't expect this.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,892 ratings.
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