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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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

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

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Ratings: 2,963 |  Reviews: 849
Photo of maketheheartglad
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was amber colored with a nice lingering head but too long.

It smelled like fig, raisin, and (I hate to it say it because this beer tasted so good) rubbing alcohol. I've never picked that up in a beer before.

Tastes much like it smells minus the rubbing alcohol which isn't so common for me. It was delicious.

Not so chewy, but not splashy either.

Overall, I like this beer!

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fdig23
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle

Appearance: Light, cloudy amber with a big tan head.

Nose: Sweet caramel, sugary fruits: peaches, bananas, strawberries. There's plenty of clove and a hint of pepper. It's classic Quad with the sweetness dialed up a bit.

Taste: Caramel forward malts up front, intense fruitiness in the middle with tons of banana. The finish is a bit flat, the banana lingers and a bit of clove comes through. This is far less complex than what I'd expect from a Quad.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy-drinking. Surprising for the style.

Overall: Not at all a typical Quad. It's lighter, simpler, and far easier to drink. It doesn't have the same complex contemplative nature that define the classic Belgian Quads, but if you think of it as a a fresh and original take on the classic style, it's a very nice brew.

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wine goblet

Appearance: Looks awesome. Hazy amber brown. Thick foamy cream colored head. A little more than a finger's worth with great retention. Lots of carbonation. Tons of lacing. I wish all beers looked like this

Smell: Dried dark fruits. Sweet raisins. Sugary caramel. Maybe some figs. Yeast and booze (and lots of it)

Taste: Follows the nose for the most part. Lots of Belgian yeast character. Slightly tart plums. Caramel malts. As it warms it gets notes of apples. Warming booziness

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and rich. Lots of character. Crisp carbonation

Overall: A nice quad for sure. Not an all the time beer or an all the time style but worth trying

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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