The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel AleThe Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale
BA SCORE
89.3%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 2,904 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:
#1,345
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
2,904
Liked:
2,594
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
779
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,904 |  Reviews: 833
Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewjoel
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartimus9
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bricescott
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnTurano
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gamblebc
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.22/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmishLightning
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strike00
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a muddy amber with a thinner off white head
S:The nose is dark dried fruit, Belgian yeast, and Alcohol.
T: Bready and Dark fruit up front. Alcohol warmth in the back but not overwhelming. Belgian Yeast flavor not as strong as others Quads.
F: smooth with light carbonation

O: Decent effort at a Quad from Boulevard. Worth getting and trying.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drawbackwards
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best By May 2018. I'm afraid I have not the patience for a-cellaring.

a fairly careful pour reveals a lot of minute floaties giving the dk amber body a slightly hazy look. Nice bubbly tan head which persists throughout leaving good lacing.

Strong smell of Belgian yeast and bubblegum, with an ever so faintly sickly smell.

Flavor is sweet, some dried fruit, bubblegum, malty. can't detect the alcohol at all, which makes it a bit dangerous.

Close to full on the mouth.

Overall, an enjoyable drink. maybe I'll find an old one on a shelf one day and can compare the fresh with the old.

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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillet
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navybsn
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpty2003
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a single-serve bottle

In my opinion, "the" American take on the style.

Look--Pours a classic brown/garnet/amber and opaque color with a classic mottled head, and an excellent sticky lacing throughout.

Smell--Malt notes very forward, with classic fruit-bread aromas. Bready notes with fig, raisin, apple, and a sweet carmel note.

Taste--Awesome Belgian malty-sweetness, with notes of burnt sugar and banana balanced with spice and alcohol warmth, rather than bite.

Feel--I frequently find myself going out of my way to compliment Boulevard on this aspect of its brews. Quads can get pretty "cloying." This American take on the style shines because the alcohol and carbonation provide a striking counterpoint to the sweetness of its taste to deliver a crisp and dry finish.

Overall--This isn't St. B. Or Roche. Or (fill in the name of your favorite trappist here.) But for an American take on this style--this is the standard by which all other American takes should be measured.

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Photo of travelguy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a very tall head (2" plus) with a nice dark brown color. Smells sweet, with a citrus/estery smell. Wonderful taste, though with a yeasty, sour bread taste. That description makes it sound terrible but it's actually really good. Reminds me of an old ale. Has a nice boozy finish. IMHO this fills in nicely when the Bourbon Barrel Quad is not available, which it never is where I live.

Update- Feb 2017. I've since had this a few times and while it still tastes great, something in it gives me a screaming headache every time I drink it. Too bad, I like the beer,

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wingnut93
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psdonnelly
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.3% out of 100 with 2,904 ratings
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