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:
#1,484
Reviews:
849
Ratings:
2,963
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
800
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,963 |  Reviews: 849
Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smythe
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spahlstrom
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into Libbey tulip glass
Best By 9/22/17 it was bottled in Sep of 2015 and has been in the cellar since April of 2016
L- pours a dark red Auburn, with a thick tan foamy head that sticks to the side of the glass
S- freaking awesome, rich brown sugar dark fruit, the aroma just pops out of the glass
T- figs, raisins, belgian candi sugar, and a yeasty finish
F- medium-bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall this is an above average quad that has aged amazingly well, another great offering by Boulevard

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Photo of Buglumpbeer1971
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of lic217
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c014572
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured a very dark copper and had a heavy nose of breads and dark fruits. That said, it was vary light in body for a quad and maybe even a bit thin. Aside from that it is very well balanced and very drinkable. Not what I expected, but very good indeed.

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

Photo of Latarnik
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,963 ratings