The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

2,899 Ratings
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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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A cloudy reddish color, with 2 fingers of head that stick to the top of the brew all the way down. Impressive!

S - Belgian candy sugar. Dried fruit, apricot.

T - Oh wow, sweet but not overwhelming. Well balanced, and smooth. Like the smell, dried fruit, apples, apricot, grapes.

M - Full bodied, well carbonated. Perfect mouthfeel.

O - This brew has it all. As good a Quad as I have ever had. Looks, smells, tastes great. If you are a fan of Belgian Quads, you have to try this one. This brewery is very impressive, as I have loved the Long Strange Tripel and the Doublewide IPA. Glad to have them here in GA

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of imbibehour
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Westvleteren Chalice glass. Oh come on now lets get decadent you know it!

A quite interesting orange body. Slightly opaque with a bit of a glow to it also, real nice edges of red. Head is creamy light mocha brown, not much staying power, but solid. Pretty nice looking beer in this chalice.

A real nice bouquet. Solid malts with a sweetness just like grape. Hints of dark bread, and airy whispy grain. Slightly brown sugary and a controlled dose of heat. A pretty solid smelling quad and one that seems on point so far.

Palate hits with a real mix and balanced flavor. Sweet malts, and Belgian like sucrose sensations. Controlled heat, and booze but not overpowering. A slight hint of tonic quinine like character but very subtle on the finish. Body comes in fairly solid, but minor depth and a little carbonated. Malt action comes in nicely and makes some bread and fruitcake character also. A little peppery on the finish too, interesting.

Overall though this is a solid quad and worth trying if this is your style. Doesn't come off too boozy either, but quite right to fit.

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Photo of jk3
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz to a Tulip

A- dark reddish orange w/ floaties, 3/4" khaki head

S- dark fruit, brown sugar, grapes, bubblegum, toffee, slittly boozy

T- follows the nose, except the booze is more apparent and there's acidic after taste

M- medium body, crisp carbonation, alcohol heat

O- A pretty good brew. Sadly there's rochforte 10 & st. B 12 to compare it to, and it does not stack up. The smell is nice and the brown sugar is a plus, but it's way to boozy. IMO the way a brewery can hide this is a main staple when deciding on the quality of it. It's decent but i wont be buying it again.

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Photo of APB
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured amber brown in color with yellow highlights and nice fluffy thin head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: nice dark fruit aroma upfront in the nose such as raisin, dates, and plums with belgian yeast sweetness and hints of brown sugar.

T: the belgian yeast character was more prominent on the taste alongside raisins, plums, brown sugar accents, lots of malty sweetness, slight booze and a touch of pear fruit.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, dark fruity, yeasty, malty, and sticky finish.

O: really was digging this beer and was a good interpretation of an abbey quad.

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Photo of Winston_Smith
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my first step into the Quadrupel, Trappist-ish realm. I was very curious about it, and wasn't disappointed.

Appearance: Pours a deep, murky amber color with a shallow head that disappears quickly. The head was initially very grainy-looking. It calms down, becomes thin, and forms a camouflage-style patchwork. There are small to medium sized chunks of suspended particulates in it too. I guess it's supposed to be that way.

Smell: The scent wasn't particularly strong overall, but what's there is complex. A malty, rich smell. I can't identify it all.

Taste: Lots of malt, and little else, as far as I can tell. There are supposed to be dried raisins and other flavors, but I'm having trouble finding them tonight. My palate ain't bad, but ain't the most refined, either. Tastes good, I can say that.

Mouthfeel: This was the weakest part of the beer for me. It's a medium-bodied brew, but the booziness makes it feel a little thinner and kind of prickly. Maybe the carbonation is responsible for that too. It's honestly more carbonated than I expected. Like I said, this is the first quad I've tried, and I don't really know what a good one is supposed to be like.

Overall: I'm glad I tried it. I think I'll carry on sampling some other quads before I come back to this one. It tastes good enough, and will definitely make you very jolly in a good hurry. I felt warm after two sips. The price was also very good, even compared to the same beer in different areas. I paid $8.25/4-pack. Good beer.

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Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of brureview
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter. The beer poured a beautiful honey color with a 1 finger head.

There was an intense clove- lemon- honey aroma to the head, but not overwhelming and lightly pleasant.
The beer was very carbonated which didn't detract from the other tasting characteristics of the beer.
There is a solid alcoholic finish as the beer warms up. Less cloves and lemon are masked by the alcohol. A colder temp makes the alcohol less intense
This is an intense quad due to its alcohol presence. Its lemon clove finish makes it a complex beer which changes dramatically with temp change.
The beer is a sipper which I won't drink often- it's too intense.

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Photo of Nitro-Boy
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ok, I get it everybody rates beers on the same old rating system... Bla...Bla .. Blaaa. Its a beer .... not a Ferrarri...LOL!
This is an amazing beer. Yes its quite boozeee,But hey it is a 10.5 beer. Thats the point! But it is very, very drinkable. One of the best beers if had. like it. I like everything from stouts to barley wines. I cant write the same old ... Mouth feel ... Smell... Taste....etc. Buy this stuff !!! give it a try and say WOW! That guy was right
A+++ Must Try!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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