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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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"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...

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3.4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Thanks to Rebecca of Beer Revolution for this one. It pours dark amber with a tan head that lasts. The aroma is mostly overipe/dried fruit, nuts, toffee, and caramel. A little spice and maple syrup. The flavor is big and alcoholic with dried fruits , maple syrup, toffee, and nuts. The finish is alcoholic and bitter. Very sweet and a tad spicy. Massive beer!

3.9
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
750ml bottle. Murky reddish brown brew with some tan head that didn’t last. Aromas of spicy yeast, sweet malt, and fruit. Taste is very fruity as well with some toffee. Very complex and only got better as it warmed.

3.6
onceblind (10893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Clear amber with a small foamy beige head. Wonderful malty nose with raisin, cherry, candi sugar, and dry sherry. Flavor was sweet and dark malty with nice notes of dark fruits, like cherry and dates, with a dry and dusty finish with some notes of toffee and (dry) candy sugar notes. Kinda boozy.

3.7
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2011
After battling the cork from the bottle, the Sixth Glass quad instantly filled my nose with a powerful hints of caramel, alcohol, and hops. Its dark amber color and heavy head heed the way to the superb intense flavors in the taste. This beer is full-bodied with a satisfying sweetness and backdrop of what all beer needs, the hops. Well done, Boulevard, well done.

3.3
crackedmachine (536) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pours a hazy, copper-amber with a paper thin off-white head. Rich, malty aroma with elements of cherry, ripe fruit, and a hint of burnt sugar. Flavor is rich and sweet - very malty, with candied fruits, yeast, and alcohol. Hot, boozy palate. A decent American version of the Quad, but overly boozy and lacking balance.

3.5
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to welosiped. Served in my Cantillon tulip. Pours a very light color for the style--light copper with a bit of a reddish hue. Single-finger off-white head starts it out. Eventually the head fades into a light collar with a few spots of lacing on the side of the glas. The nose has some faint dark fruits plus a bit of lightly-sweet malt. Perhaps a hint of caramel. Nothing too complex. A bit of booze there as well. The flavor has dark fruits, cherries, light alcohol, and a bit of sweet malt. Everything melds together quite well. Medium body with lowish carbonation. Overall, pretty good. Glad I got to try this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-14-2011

3.2
jandd1983 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
It poured a dark orange-red with a very nice head, which dissipates quickly. The aroma was sugary malt and a little spice. The taste was spicy and malty with plenty of carbonation. A decent smokestack brew that is definitely worth trying again.

4.1
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
750 to a chalice. Amber with off white head. Bread with fruit, cherries, plums, apricot and pear all steeped in a alcohol--fairly complex. Mouthfeel is only weakness--a little too much carbonation, but very warm going down. Tastes sweet with the malt and fruits and a touch of pepper. The hops wait until the finish to come through. I thought this was an excellent beer that has some real umph! to it.

3.7
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle; Pour is Dark Golden Amber with a mild off white head that disappears relative quickly; Quite metallic initially ; that aspect disappeared fairly quickly. Dark fruits dominate the nose , but the alcohol does peak through as well. This brew feels over carbonated to my taste buds. Dark fruits couple with a typical malt profile and a light spice note. Naturally, a sweet Belgian sugar is present here - This isn’t a world class Quad, in my opinion - but I enjoyed the experience.

4.5
b79turner (261) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 Bottle poured into a tulip glass, pours a dark brown, big thick head that lasts, lots of carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Tastes of figs, raisins, very typical of Belgian style quads. The Sixth Glass is quite a bit sweeter than any other quad I’ve tasted. The sweetness masks the alcohol a bit, but there is still a good bite. Well balanced and very drinkable. One of my new favorites!


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