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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
80 94 74 5 23 46
The Sixth Glass by Boulevard Brewing Co.
Quadrupel
10.50 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2010
Old Review
750 ml bottle I got from hopsleeroy in a past trade. Now is the time to enjoy this baby. Served this guy up in a tulip glass.

A: This guy had a huge pop on the uncorking and has a nice smoke rolling out of the bottle. Has a really nice hazy brown going on here. The haze is very wheat beer in appearance. That hazy brown has a more amber look with a touch of orange as it is held to the light. The pour got me a good three fingers of head that seems to be pretty darned tight and thick and has a really crisp white appearance. Lace is loose and doesn't have too much stick as it slowly slides back in to the glass further keeping the retention in tact. Good looking brew.

S: Smell is not really kickin as much as I was expecting. It does have a pretty light and balanced. Getting some nice and sweet Belgian characters coming through with the yeast and malts. There is a slight candy sweetness going on here. It does actually have a lot of caramel malt in here along with a touch of clove honey. Smells pretty good but its pretty muted.

T: Taste pretty much mirrors the nose. Getting that Belgian yeast quality coming out really nice with all that malt in here. Getting a good amount caramel and clove honey in here as well. This is sweet but not too crazy. There is a touch of wheat in here that is really cutting it a bit with some grainy goodness. There is a good amount of bready goodness in here that really works with that wheat goodness. There is a slight touch of raisin and tart cherry in here as well. Slight touch of spicy rum on the finish. Pretty tasty.

M: Nice medium feel that has a decent amount of weight to it. Nice and somewhat oily and slick feel going on here. The carbonation is medium as well that really keeps this decently crisp but doesn't take away from the nice feel. Has a somewhat drying quality that makes the next sip a must. ABV is nicely tame but still present. Aftertaste is mostly just some nice malt and a touch of that spicy rum I mentioned.

D: This bottle is not going to be an issue at all thanks to that feel. This SOB is going down nice and easy, not sitting heavily at all. ABV doesn't appear to be an issue in feel or taste, but I could see it catching up with you. I see this an easy kill on the 750 but not need to push it beyond there. Absolutely easy to kill 2 or 3 glasses though. A solid brew all around and really was a treat as my first Boulevard brew.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-25-2009 03:40:13

Served In: Tulip

Review by mar on 12/20/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 9 15 3 7 2008
Orange pour with a thick khaki head that dissipates quite fast. Aroma of cherries, malts, yeast, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is very malty with Belgian yeast and fruits. Slight herbal finish as well as a bit of carbonation. Definitely not a horrible quad.

Price: $9.74 Served In: Goblet

Review by SAP on 09/19/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 15 4 8 2008
Batch Number: 68100; Sampled September 2008
A soft pour produces an initial four-finger thick head that fills my 25cl tulip glass and then proceeds to mushroom up two fingers past the rim of my glass and slightly overflow, but only just barely. The head is a light tan color with a densely packed head. The beer is an amber color that is on the light side from your average Quad and shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry-orange stained, dark copper color when held up to the light. Spicy aromas of woody pepper and mature ginger are almost immediately joined by tart notes of tamarind, sour plum and a lactic like note. I expected a lot more concentrated, rich malt notes here, but instead this seems to have been replaced by this light, but substantial tartness.

Lightly sweet flavors are offset towards the finish by an herbal sage like note that is light but fairly distinct. The sweetness tastes of and accentuates flavors of plums, a filtered tamarind note and a light raisin note. The beer finishes with a warming alcohol note that at times can be overly hot with higher alcohols; these notes accentuate a spicy finish that has a peppery bite as well as a hint of plastic-like phenolics and a light tongue numbing clove note. Not nearly as tart as the aroma suggested, which is as I suspected for some reason, but it still does have a touch of tartness that is likely just contributed by the yeast strain used. This is actually quite dry for a Quad (this also likely accentuates the perceived tartness), with a medium body that is on the light side for a Quad.

A second pour easily produces just as much of a voluminous head. As the beer has warmed the aroma has picked up a finish that has a lot more toasted malt aromatics to it; biscuit like with a nice crushed grain character. This is a pretty good beer, the only real flaw is that it can get awfully hot in the finish, but this is only at times so doesn't kill the beer.

Purchased: South Bay Drugs, Imperial Beach CA

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tjthresh on 08/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 14 4 8 2008
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Batch number 67283. Hazy brown with some red or purpleish hues. Short lived fizzy tan head. 1 pt bump. I smell cooked sugars, cherry cola, plum, and fruity esters. 2 pt bump. Flavor is quite a bit more complex than I remember a year ago. Dried and sugared raisin, dates, and even banana chips. Somebody over cooked the sugar though. Oh well, still yummy. No bump. Not as big and chewy as I remember, yet still plenty of body. Highly carbonated. Semi sweet finish. 1 pt bump. Wow. What a difference a year makes. I point bump over all. I think with age, this beer gets even better.

Served In: Goblet

Review by tavernjef on 07/20/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 18 5 10 2008
Deep glowing fog of burgandy with a ruby tint to its body when up to a strong light. Emensely thick and tall head of yellowy tanned foam bursts to top it and sits well for a while before fading to an always present amount. Big droppily patched and broken sheets of lace stick across the goblet.

Big and booming aroma of berries and dark sweet fruits flow out of the bottle right during the pour. Very pleasing to the nostrils...Once settled in the glass this has a very nice nose of dark berry and rum soaked fruit bread. Date, fig, raisin, candied sugars that are all very rounded and sugary sweet. Quite nice!

Taste nearly mirrors what the smell delivers with an even better display within its reflection as a whole load of dark, sweet, chewy, sugary, robustly full flavor takes place with a nice perk and ease of girthy smooth breadyness and carbonated chewyness. Only slightly heated after the swallow this has alot to offer in a well toned and flavorful array of dark sugary fruity stuff that sticks and chews with dates and figs, flirts with raisin, dark orange, berries, and cherry. Dances with sugary spices that tantalize and dance away a fine lasting deep seeded taste across the finish.

Full bodied and chewy with a smoothly dark setting of rich carbonation. Finishes with a bit of fever and warmth and a whole bunch of pitch within its taste and balance.

Wow, a surprisingly solid and well mannered Quad that looked, smelled, felt, and tasted like something right out of the Belgian realm from which it is to emulate. Great job by Boulevard on this one!

Served In: Goblet

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