The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

2,882 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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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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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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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first ever beer review, so some feedback would be okay!

A- Drank from a bottle so I couldn't see it.

S- Raisins, smells of a Belgian strong ale.

T- Banana, cloves.

M- Chewy but semi thin.

O- I really like this beer. This is my first Quad and the first time with this beer, but overall I enjoy it. Doesn't feel as boozy as a Belgian strong.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale amber colored body with a frothy beige colored head. Head leaves lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Raisins, hazelnut, pear, Belgian yeast, raisin bread.

T- Raisin flavors come through with the yeasty bread flavors. A nut presence is there too, making this almost taste like raisin nut bread. The finish has more of a ripe fruit taste of grapes and tree fruits.

M- Full bodied, medium-high carbonation, bready, frothy.

O- Solid take of a quad. I think I like the Long Strange Trippel slightly better, but this is another solid offering from Boulevard.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Large format bottle from Lets Pour. Pours dark red with large head. Aroma is cherries, figs, plums. Taste follows the aroma with a lot of sweetness, big focus on the black cherries, and a bit of alcohol burn. Slight dry finish after a medium-heavy body. Decent quad but nothing to call home about. I continue to find Boulevard to make medicore brews.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by 8/7/14, which I assume means bottled 8/7/12. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours dark murky mahogany with two fingers of pale manilla head.

Smells of sweet candied apple, brandied cherries and toffee like malts.

Taste follows the nose. Brandied dark fruits, sugar cane, caramel and toffee.

Medium body with fairly heavy carbonation. Sweet stone fruit finish.

A good all around quad and further evidence to me that Boulevard knows what they are doing.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,882 ratings.
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