The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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): 10.50%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,900
Reviews:
832
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
776
For Trade:
6
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a Bruery tulip

appearance - short lived white head over caramelly colored haze

smell - sweet, dark fruit notes accented with a sharp alcohol nose

taste - bready, sweet. lacking in complexity for a quad, ATMO

mouthfeel - nice carbonation; one of the tricks of the Trappists. dry finish that reminds me of iron. but a much better finish than Boulevard's Tripel that I had last night

overall - a budget quad. I can't always have a Rocheford 10 and I'm happy enough drinking this one.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a light orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film and medium collar with fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit (raisons, figs and plums).

The taste was a smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel from the beginning, and then become quite a bit yeasty with a strong dark fruit presence and a light alcohol ending. The flavor was short in duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet fruitiness resting on the taste buds along with a mild alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this is one of the most balanced and tasty Strong Ales I have had in quite a while. So much so that there is hardly any indication of the high ABV this brew possesses. Props to this brewer for another superb beer...

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,900 ratings.
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