The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
BA SCORE
89.3%
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4.16 w/ 2,905 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,348
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
2,905
Liked:
2,595
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
779
Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Managed to score a 750ml bottle of this from a Reddit beer trade. I haven't been able to find this in Texas, which is a shame - because this beer is fantastic.

A - Pours a deep red-brown, with a thick head that hangs around with about a finger's worth of height for a bit, then dissipates into a thick lacing.

S - A sweet, malty smell is very straightforward. Also, dark fruit, honey, and perhaps toffee.

T - Unusually smooth for the degree of carbonation. Rich malts, honey and molasses are pervasive, with hints of leather, cloves, and...bananas? It's very complex, and only becomes more so as it warms. Finishes with a hint of alcohol.

M - Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

D - Fantastically drinkable. Will definitely seek it out again.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.3% out of 100 with 2,905 ratings
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