The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
BA SCORE
89.3%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 2,904 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): 10.50%

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
Ranking:
#1,347
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
2,904
Liked:
2,594
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
779
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,904 |  Reviews: 833
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AaronOp
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Proteus93
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Surprisingly light in hue for the style, I think. A hazy, darker amber--it is topped off with a nice, billowing head, though, leaving some smatterings of lace behind.

S + T: Some nice, malty aromas along with scents of raisin. Flavor profile is quite similar, with a big malty sweetness. Alcohol profile is quite high, with plenty of peppery warmth on the finish

M + D: The alcohol is certainly not hidden on this one, and it can be a little heavy as the bottle goes. I find that many other quads keep this element of the beer more under control or subdued, relative to the other highlights of the beers. It's certainly a decent brew, yet I believe it's open to some improvements.

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

A: Beautiful ruby colored beer. Topped with about 1 1/2 finger's worth pf slightly off-white head. the head is quite fluffy, and fed by a stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, so it has incredibly long retention.

S: Big malty aroma, plenty of dark stone fruit, raisins, Belgian yeast, and toffee. A great smell, fruity and complex

T: Pretty much what the nose leads to to expect. Lots of sweet toffee malts, rum-soaked raisins, biscuity malts. The alcohol is much more present in the flavor than it was in the aroma. The end brings some bitterness t counteract the heavy malts.

M: Rich and syrupy, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A good quad. Lots of rich flavors, and a nice balance. 12 oz. ends up being a fair amount of this beer, and I'm glad it's not a 750 ml. Not as interesting as some quads, perhaps a little too balanced, if that makes any sense. Just a lot of god flavors all playing together nicely.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/20/14, poured into a chalice

A- pours a cloudy deep-garnet color with a fizzy cream colored head that reduces and eventually dissapears completely

S- lots of deep dark fruit aromas of fig and date, banana nut bread, cooked apples, raisins, brown sugar , with a kick of alcohol

T- rich and malty notes of fig and raisin coat the mouth immediately, caramel sweetness shows up mid-palate with more notes of ripe dark fruits. Slightly burnt brown sugar mixes with a tea-like low hop bitterness. Booze with more caramel sweetness finishes it out with a sweet malty linger. Caramel flavors stay on the palate long after

M- heavy body with moderate fizzy carbonation fills the mouth with fizz, slightly creamy. Warming alcohol at the end lingers after the swallow

O- rich, complex, malty and boozy. This is a solid quad that begs to be sipped over and over. Another winner from the Smokestack Series

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HalfFull
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. pry off bottle served up in a globe glass. Best by 11/14 stamped on the bottle. Opens with a fair pop of carbonation and pours a clear deep brown with some crimson highlights. Good retention and some soapy lace follow.

Aroma is largely yeast driven with just a hint of malt structure initially. Warms to offer well integrated raisin and fig notes though not all that complex.

Taste is less complex than the not overly complex aroma. Bit of caramel and some muddled fruits. Nothing negative to deter yet overly one sided. Perhaps too much science and not enough art. 'Clean' comes to mind. Feel is soft and creamy nonetheless, isn't overly sweet and yet still capable of masking the ABV to a large degree. Overall a pretty well executed though not so well designed brew that drinks like a lighter Dubbel. Needs more malt complexity to call itself a Quad.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jrenihan
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BB 05/16/15

Beer is chestnut brown, hints of red. Large-sized tan head, quite frothy. Head fades fairly quickly, a bit of lace.

Nose contains sweet malt, candy sugar, dark fruit (plum, fig) and yeast.

Taste is drier than expected, but some sweetness is there for sure. Yeast, dark fruit (date, plum), spice. Bready. Some noticeable alcohol heat.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very smooth fell. Only downside is the noticeable alcohol burn.

Overall, a very good American quad. It does not hold a candle to the Belgian classics, but it is a very nice beer. Would be better if the booze was toned down.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of FriendOfTheAbbey
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thick, rich, with a bit of spice. Deep amber in color, with a nice head. First sip was exceptional as the carbonation seemed to enhance the spice. Smooth, with just a minor hint of bitterness at the end. Almost a perfect balance. Exceptionally easy to drink ( I tried to take it slow to savor it but it slides down the throat with the greatest of ease.)

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.3% out of 100 with 2,904 ratings
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