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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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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Amber, one + inch of fluffy head, excellent lacing, lots of yeast, very hazy, semi translucent

S - Aged fruits and carmel

T - initial: Real sweet, aged fruit, figs, cherry, toffee. finish: candied fruit, bitter (3/10), somewhat boozy

M - Full body. moderately frothy, creamy

O - Very good version. sweet, but not the overly dominating sweet. aged fruit is blended perfectly, booze does comes thru in the end. has the full body taste but wished there was that velvet mouth feel. wish the nose was stronger.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wine bottle. Thin Gouden Carolus goblet. Batch 68100. 08-09ish? Had one a bit older than this, that tasted significantly stale, but this one was quite tasty. Never had one perfectly fresh, so please don't beermail me about it unless you're offering to buy me a round. :P

Muddled orange brown body. Off-white, glassy, thin, agitated head.

Rich brown bread scent. Toasted corn tortillas, or something like it. A bitter leafyness. Orange zest. Cheap brandy. Mild anise.

Taste is lots of caramelized sugars upfront, along with a slight, pithy citrus bitterness. Oxidation is low & complimenting. Bready malt flavor dries up halfway through & the body gets really tight & dry. The older bottle in comparison was almost syrupy. Aging is such a toss-up. Never intentional, don't be silly. The bitterness picks up a bit near the finish, & some clove starts to come though. Finish is faded leafy hops, Euro malt, & charcoal.

Carbonation is strong & keeps this older beer interesting. Alcohol is there, but it's kept in check.

Not a fan of quads really, but this is one of the best American renditions I've tried. Cheers. :)

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

Absolutely one of the best Quad's I've ever drank! Nice deep yellow color with an orange hue. The aroma was like heaven, with all though components (spices, fruit, hop's and malts) and you can't believe your drink an ale that's 10% alcohol. So mellow, but be careful, it can jump up and bite you! Great brew, can't wait to buy a case of four packs!

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

Extraordinary. That is my initial impression. Cant believe this Is above 10% abv...

I could go on for a 19th-century novel's-worth of characters about this brew.

Appearance is intriguing, with an inch of white head subsiding to a fine lace with a dark auburn hue to the brew.

Smell is satisfying, with banana up front with some date and darker fruits mixed in after

Taste leaves me wanting more, with a light effervescence and carbonation. Fruity & sweet with plenty of malty goodness to remind me I'm not drinking an alcoholic V8.

Mouthfeel is never too sharp, with all flavors being represented equally. 10.5% abv? Would not have imagined until consuming 3 or more of these puppies...

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anyone who doesn't appreciate this beer is a communist! What an excellent American quad, near perfect balance, fine finish, ABC hidden in a splendid background of the highest quality ingredients. It's so obvious when a brewer does it right, no reason to nit pick. It starts off with the typical caramel quad sweetness, then evolves to a welcome finish of noticeably forward malt. As the glass mellows and the esters release the smell only gets better and beckons another sip. I can go on forever, but this is an everyday excellent brew.

I forgot to mention, COME ON NEVADA, talk to Boulevard, bring it in!

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,947 ratings