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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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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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.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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