The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a caged and corked 750 ml bottle from the City Beer Store while visiting San Francisco at the end of May. Best by 08/2014.

Beer poured a ruby color with a tan head that was excellent upon the initial pour. The head is still hanging around after 10 minutes.

Nose is classic belgian yeast with dark fruits.

Taste is classic belgian as well; dark fruits with a huge malt base. It is sweet but the belgian yeast imparts a wonderful ester undertone.

Mouthfeel is full and very smooth as the belgian yeast used does this brew well.

Overall this is an extremely impressive brew, probably the best American Quad i have experienced to date including Allagash Four.

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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer thus far for me is the best example of an American crafted Belgian Quad. Very good beer and at a great price point. I am so excited these guys have expanded to Ohio as I've been a fan for a long time. Any fans of Belgian Quads will enjoy this beer. Also has a slight uniqueness that you don't find in a Belgian but I can't quite put my finger on what it is.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly delicious easy sipping dark fruit concoction

This is a nice after dinner brew in a snifter or tulip.

Cloudy pour with a soft foamy head on top

Sweet and rich, some noticeable alcohol but not overly so. Caramel, toasty rum-raisin bread with brown sugar and , cinnamon, plums, figs

Smooth in the mouth and disappears in the glass too quickly...

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sixth Glass
12oz to duvel tulip
10.5% ABV
Best by 12/26/14

A – Opaque murky brown. Can barely make out some sediment and bubbles near the glass wall. Thin but complete layer of khaki head.

S – A lot of alcohol and some slightly sweet dark fruit. The alcohol is potent. Dark cherry, raisin, a bit of leather.

T – Some dark fruit that’s washed away by the alcohol. The alcohol isn’t very sharp, but it’s there. The cherries and raisins are up front (though a fizziness detracts) and then get washed away by alcohol. Very slight characteristic Belgian taste emerges for a second, then a light alcohol taste is the only taste. Finishes out with alcohol and a pinch of dark fruit.

M – A fizziness up front that obscures the taste for a second, I don’t like this. Medium bodied for most of the way through. Alcohol is apparent but not sharp. A semi-wet finish, appropriate for style.

O – Unfortunately this beer has large dings in every major category. I regret buying a four pack to cellar, but will see if the alcohol mellows with age. It ought to, or I also made a small (much smaller) mistake on buying a half case of Parabola; so I’m definitely hopeful. Alcohol was everywhere, almost like someone put brown sugar, cherries, and raisins into some Malibu/tonic. I don’t have much nice to say, so I’ll stop writing.
3, 2, 2, 2.25, 2.25; 2.15.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.3% out of 100 with 2,905 ratings
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