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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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4.16/5
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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): 10.20%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,388
Reviews:
838
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
791
Trade:
6
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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BEST BY 11/09/14

A: Pours a lightly hazy mahogany color with 2+ fingers of head that retains for a while

S: Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, caramel malts, and estery alcohol dominate the nose

T: Follows the nose. Sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, estery alcohol, and a hint of earthy hops. Opens up a bit more as it warms up

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice slow sipper, this American Quad is a good example of the style. Could use a little more complexity, but again, it does open up quite a bit as it warms. Good value and easy to find

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Best by date of 11/09/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish mahogany amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A big, rich, and sweet aroma of spicy yeast, dark fruits, and toasty caramel malts. Belgian yeast with hints of funk, clove, cinnamon, and peppers. Big fruit esters with hints of bananas, pear, apple, and grape. Big dark fruit esters of raisin, fig, dates, plum, prune, and dark cherry. Sweet Belgian candied sugars and brown sugar. Big toasty sweet malt presence with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, and grain. Some alcohol hints come through as well. A very good Quad aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose with a big taste of yeast, spices, fruits, and caramel malt. Spicy Belgian yeast with notes of clove, funk, pepper, and cinnamon. Big mix of fruit taste with notes of bananas, apple, pear, and grape with dark fruit esters of raisins, fig, plum, dates, prune, and dark cherry. Sweet mix of Belgian candied sugars and brown sugar. Deep toasted malt taste with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, and grains. Light background presence of earthy hops. A really rich and good all around Quad taste with a little alcoholic kick.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and somewhat slick. Moderate alcohol presence.

Overall: A very good American version of a Belgian Quad. Great yeast and fruit esters with a good sweet malt base.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a deep amber with some slight hazy sediment mixed in. finger of off-white head and great retention. smells of sour grapes, raisins, cloves, banana, booze. the flavor is very boozy, lots of banana, brown sugar, pears, a slight bitterness takes place in the aftertaste. a medium-full body beer with medium carbonation.. a sipper, but the high carbonation makes you want to drink faster.

i gotta say i'm not a huge fan of this one. i like the boozy warmth in the chest, and it's not a bad beer, but i am just not sold on it. i'm not mad i tried it at all, it's just the style i can't really get into.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings
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