The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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): 10.50%

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear medium dark reddish amber, with a fair amount of tan head. A layer retains, which leaves large splotches of lacing.

Almost pungently sweet, with a lightly sour note. Notes of fruit and Belgian spices as well.

T: Sweet and complex, with notes of spice and raisin.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good quad. It's a slightly smoother, thicker, but boozy take on the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two finger off white head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber color with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bananas, plums, cloves, spiciness, bready malts, Belgian Candi, some alcohol, raisins, yeasty esters, and caramel. Smells awesome.

Taste: Same as above with some mild bitterness in the end and some warming alcohol. Pretty tasty quad from KC.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation and some boozy alcohol. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Overall: Awesome stuff. Nice KC version of this Belgian classic.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What else is there to say about such a fun and tasty brew that hasn't already been said.

Perfect dark orange hue and nice foam head.

Scent of apple and caramel.

Tastes so smooth and airy that its hard not to down this too quickly. High ABV that hits you fast.

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This delicious beer enjoyed out of a pint glass because I wanted to.

The sediment rolling around the red/orange color is amazing to me. Pretty much zero head and great carbonation. My absolute favorite part of this beer is the after taste in the back of your throat on the finish. The plum and caramel smell is favorable and I wish I had saved my bottle for a pairing. I will definitely buy more of these to put on my summertime beer pairing! Schwing Town!

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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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