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:
2,899
Reviews:
831
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
776
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cliff1066
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sabotage628
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Satorn
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marcoxx626
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer for a relatively good price! (Considering it's a great quad)

Aroma- I'm getting malts, dark fruit and even some banana
Look - large creamy brown head. Dark brown color, though not as dark as some of the Belgian quads
Taste - follows nose pretty well. Great taste although it's a bit less complex than other quads greats like rochefort 10 and st bernardus
Feel - pretty smooth, can hardly taste the alcohol
Overall- great beer, especially the price. Not quite as good as some of the Belgian quads but still a great beer nonetheless. I'll be buying this frequently as I love quads and it's more affordable than most of the other ones

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Timtac
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

American take on the Belgian style Quad. Pours copper-like with a 1" foam that laces through finish. This is my first Quad, so ..... This was a pleasant beer with an understated if not balanced effort: malts and yeast balance low to medium hops, carbonation, and bitterness. Alcohol is finely balanced to make this an easy-drinking and enjoyable beer. I think late Fall and Winter, but you could drink year round.
Well done. ABV 10.5%

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Photo of Luckydog91
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stud122433
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful ruby red appearance with a slightly red-tinted tan head. Aroma smells of brown sugar, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste mostly follows the nose, but really centric on the taste of raisins, figs, and spices, with the alcohol kick coinciding with the slick, carbonated mouthfeel on the backend. Overall, an excellent Quad. This is only my second offering from Boulevard, with the first being rather unimpressive, but this one has definitely inspired me to seek out more of their stuff.

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Photo of Feral_Fantom
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of token_23223
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

So Boulevard, like their state brethren at Schlafly, have stepped up to try a slew of Belgian style ales. I have already had their Long Strange Tripel, and was pleasantly surprised. Like Schlafly and Ommegang, this North American brewery knows what its doing, unlike many others in the US who do not when it comes to Belgian style ales. This is a quad. While Sam Adams Quad is decidedly and relentlessly fruity, the Sixth Glass is more about subtlety and nuance, like its American counterpart, Three Philosophers, by Ommegang. But that doesn't mean the flavor isn't big and distinct. Pours a dark auburn (as described on the bottle) with a two finger head with mucho lacing. This ale has all the things you're looking for in a legit Belgian quad... A bit of figgy and banana fruitiness, that distinct yeasty breadiness, and strong malt overtones, with just the right hint of bitterness at the end. The alcohol is strong with this one, along with some peppery spices. Sometimes its hard to hide nearly 11ABV, and that's the case with this one as it has almost a dark rich cognac aftertaste. The mouthfeel is rich and full, but finishes with a wonderful sizzling zip of carbonation and dryness. Which makes this ale very drinkable and dangerous. This is my second Boulevard in the Belgian style and both have been distinctly potable. Ommegang still holds the crown, along with Unibroue, as far as North American indie breweries making Belgians goes, but Schlafly and Boulevard have proven they are no slouches either--finally providing American beer drinkers the opportunity to try and taste the Belgian style without having to purchase super expensive imports like Piraat, Golden Draak, and others. This one was $7.99 at Big Red Liquors for the big boy bottle, and well worth the purchase.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent American Quadrupel. Paired this with my favorite La Trappe Quad to compare taste. This is the closest American Quad to La Trappe in that I'm not a big fan of the dark fruit Quad offered by American versions. Rather this one has a great smell of clove and molasses with a sharp booze note. The taste is very well balanced. Up front I get clove and molasses, followed by a little banana and dark fruit with and the warmness of the ABV. This has always been on my list just now getting around to reviewing it. Happy New Year all Ba followers.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewjoel
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartimus9
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bricescott
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,899 ratings.
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