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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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I will confess that in most cases I think a quadrupel is overkill. I love strong beers but most quads just gone step past the point of sanity. This one is no exception.

Boozy port-like inviting aroma. Lots of alcohol apparent even from the first sniff. I can't help but wonder if this beer is more than 10.5% ABV.

Deep amber color with a generous head.

Flavor is intense to the point of absurdity. Tastes of brandy, raisins, and alcohol predominate. Very, very rich. Lots of figgyness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full.

They should rename this beer "Overkill." All they need to do is to dump in an insane amount of hops to take this beer right over the top.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep golden color with a nice, 1/4" head. Looks like a standard CO2 carbonation, but I love all the particulate matter floating around in this beer. Lots of bits and pieces of god knows what. Me likey.

Smell 3.5: Bouquet is good...standard, let's say...but is remarkably flat. Also, I detect hints of horseradish...wasabi...strange.

-Taste 4.0: Front is sweet, but not overpowering. Middle is dry, but features lots of malty goodness and a deep alkaline hoppiness. Finish is slightly sweet and I taste some hints of alcohol, yeast esters and hops. Aftertaste is long and heavy on the malts and hops, but is deceptively dry.

-Mouthfeel 3.25: Carbonation is standard, but there is a nice burning sensation from the alcohol. I liked it, but others may not.

-Overall 3.75: Unusual and satisfyingly big and heavy quad. This certainly does not taste like any traditional Belgian quad I have ever had and the emphasis on the hops and the malt is reminicent of Stone's "Double Bastard." However, this brew is more dry and somewhat less heavy on the flavors.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Beligan Tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber-brown hue with a thick, 3-finger, white head that slowly dissipates into a solid persistent lace leaving a semi trail down the glass.

S: Sweet and slightly fruity aroma with a solid Belgian yeast background.

T: Sweet malty flavor with a decent fruity background. Belgian yeast and candi middle and finishes on the sweet side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent dubbel. Perfect balance and very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Infamous7100
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful orange/amber with a billowing off white head. Decent lacing.
S: insane amounts of sweet malt, dark fruit and sugary sweetness. Outstanding.
T: complex as all hell and mighty tasty. Follows the nose quite well. Sweet up front with malts jumping out right away, the fruit comes next and brings some acidity, but balances nicely. A sweet finish that is both boozy and warm.
M: decent carbonation with body that actually isnt too heavy and leaves you wanting more. Not creamy, yet not thin.
O: a fantastic quad that I can't recommend enough. The flavors, body and finish are impecible. It's complexity is enhanced by the fact that the booze don't overwhelm it. This stands up to 3Philosophers and the best of the Belgians.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- pours a ruby red with 2 fingers of coarse light tan head. Not crystal clear but some lacing

Aroma- yeasty some apple pear and cherry. a little banana

Taste- for a Quad it has lighter and fruitier notes on the front end of plum grape and date. It then becomes vinous, and slightly medicinal in the middle and a Clove cardamom citrus taste in the hops at the end. The booze becomes much more apparent as it warms.

Mouthfeel- effervescent and gently warming.

Overall- a very good and approachable quad. I think you could have multiples of this and not completely shred your palette or be completely consumed with sweetness. The alcohol content is another story. I still think the standout beer from this brewery is the Tank 7 Farmhouse. But If i had a friend that liked belgian beer and never had a quad to start with this one.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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