Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Boulevard Brewing Company The Sixth Glass Quadrupel
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company The Sixth Glass Quadrupel.
From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: ”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...”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very nice copper color with a fluffy off-white head and super sticky lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruits, sweet malts, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and slightly boozy.
Taste: Wow! Raisins, figs, cherries, sweet caramel and bready malts, Belgian yeast, booze, sweet and peppery.
Overall: Full bodied and just plain outstanding, Boulevard Brewing Company The Sixth Glass Quadrupel is remarkable. At 10.5% ABV the alcohol is noticeable, but it doesn’t take center stage. If you are a fan of the style you MUST try this beer. It is smooth, a little thick and incredibly drinkable.