The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
2,913 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): 10.20%

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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Ratings: 2,913 |  Reviews: 836
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to see Boulevard here in NC.Poured into a chalice a deep auburn (just like the bottle says) with a large but pretty quick to fade off white head atop.Dark fruits abound in the nose along brown sugar and sweet alcohol.Cakey flavors like that of christmas cake that has soaked in alcohol for awhile, toffee, and a faint shot of yeasty spiced notes as well.It's a little hot but it doesn't hinder the beer much.A solid quad it's not a big complex monster but it has all the components of a solid quad.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle Chris brought up from Raleigh.

Appearance: Clear amber red beer with thin head and no lacing. Pretty boring for a Belgian style beer.

Smell: Boozy raisins and yeast bread. Smells good, but not approaching the complexity of really good quads.

Taste: Big dark fruit flavors of raisins and dates. Quite boozy, but not hot. Rich bready flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than expected. Nice heavy finish though with lasting sticky sweetness.

Overall: Nothing much bad to say, a very solid quad, but lacking in some complexity. May improve with some age.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: not very dark amber. Some messy lacing that disappears pretty quickly. Mostly clear, a slight haze.
Smell: funky, fruity, spicy, yeasty though subtler than that sounds. Nothing is obtrusive.
Taste: very much as the nose indicates. More subtle than would be expected from a 10.5% quad.
Overall: Quite good, not great. Easy drinker for a big beer.

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

10/1/2012 Had this few times now, but first time rating.

A touch lighter hue than I like in quads, but a pretty and rich amber nonetheless. Decent foamy head that lasts.

Nose is fig and candied brown sugar. Touch of spice, touch of booze

Taste is a refined hit of spice and dark fruit with an ample dose of sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel with just a bit of the bready malt that I love. Perhaps the sweetness is a bit forced for this style (although I still enjoy it). It doesn't feel as full, complex, big, or "bready" as other quads. But I LOVE this style at the moment so I'm being hyper critical.

I'd buy this again - it's very nicely done being such an affordable quad brewed in the US

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I am becoming a fan of this brewery!
Poured into a pint glass this beer is a hazy dark amber gold. The tan bubbly creamy head head builds about two fingers high. It dissipates fast and leaves no lacing.
The nose is malt, fruit like fig, prune and date, caramel and booze.
The amazing taste starts with the fruit bouquet of prune, fig and date, maybe some raisin. Bread and dough flavors and caramel are in the middle. The malt and hop balance is remarkable. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering in the taste.
I think I found a new favorite brewery. This beer is the best quad in my book as of yet!
Great, must try beer!

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,913 ratings
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