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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
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4.16/5
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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): 10.20%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,388
Reviews:
838
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
791
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,922 |  Reviews: 838
Photo of glf60
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bajdog
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

**
11/21/2017

Bottle to Wine Glass. Bottling date 09-09-16, so this is roughly 14 months old.

LOOK: Pours amber-brown, clear with a decent off-white head. Fades to lacing which stays prominent. good retention. Caged/corked bottle released with a "pop" that would not be disappointing for champagne.

AROMA: Mild barley malt, that seems supplemented with corn and/or rice. Touch of Fragrance. Little bit of a wine/brandy smell lingers in and out.

TASTE: Sweet and Malty. Grape, Cherry, honey, pastry dough. 10.5% Abv is well masked.

FEEL: A touch thin. OK carbonation for the style. Very smooth and drinkable.

Doesn't have the complexity of BBQ, but this is more of an easy sipper that can more easily be drank with a meal.
I would buy this again.

**

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours brown with a slight maroon hint. The head disappears after just 10 seconds but the beer continues to look fairly carbonated even after that. The aroma is fruity, with notes of Christmas fruit cake, rum and some caramel coming toward the end. Slight bitterness toward the end.

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Photo of Miles_Nilges
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattReily
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vyvyan
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdwhitney
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of forpowder
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a thin foamy head. Retention is mild. Lacing is good. Brown sugar with mild molasses aroma. Smooth taste. Alcohol burn at the end. Heavy molasses taste. Medium to heavy bodied.

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Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle dated 5/7/17. Purchased at brewery on 8/23/17. Properly taken care of since. Poured into Belgian ale glass and allowed to warm.

L: Big (sigh) very slightly off-white head with good retention, leaving lots of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a very deep bronze to almost light brown, but still clear.

S: Sweet caramel malts, definite clove presence and what comes off as ripe banana peel.

T: Tastes more or less mirrors nose. Lots of sweet caramel malts and cloves. Does feel like it lost something from sitting on warm shelf in lighted room for a couple of months. Why do they do that? Slightly warm finish from alcohol.

F: Pretty full-bodied, but somewhat lively carbonation makes it pretty drinkable. Construction not perfect, balance pretty good. Tastes pretty much like it should, but just a tad tired out.

O: Would LOVE to try this on tap. It's very good as it is, but I get the sense better fresh.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matcris
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a red ale up to the light, with a couple fingers of tan head that slowly settles and leaves some minor lacing. Lots of bubbles screaming up the glass. Lots of fruit in the aroma. Green apple, cherries, and some nice dried fruit smells. The flavor has all of those components and is balanced nicely from sweet to bitter, to slightly tart. The feel is full carbonation, medium body, not syrupy, and dry. Quite nice, and a little tart which I've never had in a beer of this style.

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Photo of Muss42
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dubnation
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.91/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, amber body with floaters.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Dark fruits, cloves, mild caramel and pepper. Classic quad flavors, though not as yeasty as Belgian examples.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, a hint of sweetness, warming finish.

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

Photo of rarigney
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The body a cloudy appearance with some sediment and a light mahogany color. The head builds up quickly and fades slowly. The aroma has loads of classic Belgian ale yeast notes. The favor is full of layers of sweet malt, fruit like figs, dates and apricots and peach. The 10.5% is mellow and deceptive and it adds nice boozy notes and character. This is an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of brianstrong2
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Boom! A great beer. It pours a wonderful tea color with some sediment and a healthy white head. The smell is a sweet cotton candy with raisin. The flavor is great a slightly sweet fruity maybe date flavor. Will definitely have again!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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