Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quad

Time for another review of a Boulevard Brewing (@boulevard_beer) Smokestack Series beer... I promise it'll be my last for a while as I'm sure you're sick of reading about beers you can't get in Baton Rouge.  That might be one of my biggest problems with this blog is that I've been doing a LOT of beer drinking in Houston and beer shopping in Houston, so BR Beer Scene is getting a little hazy.  I promise that I'll try to get better about this and hit up Calandro's and other local places to see what's new.
So far I've loved the Smokestack Series... I've covered the Double-Wide IPA, Long Strange Tripel, Chocolate Ale, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Two Jokers Double-Wit, and the Seeyoulator Doppelbock and none received less than an A score from me.  I'm getting more and more picky so that's a pretty impressive track record. This Sixth Glass Quad has a lot to live up to, and quads are one of my favorite styles.
I poured the brew from a 750 ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. It's a hazy deep amber-red color with a small head and good lacing.  Definitely a good looking beer!

It has an alcoholic bubblegum smell to it. Pretty good but the other flavors don't come through as well. The more I stick my nose in it there is a little caramel in there but it's still pretty weak on the nose. 

The taste is better, sweet fruit flavors with a little hop spice. It's very bubbly with a strong alcohol flavor.
My Rating: B
BeerAdvocate: A-

What we have here is a pretty good beer but not my favorite of the Smokestack series.  This one had a lot to live up to and it fell a little short.  I'll swear by some of the other beers in this series but for quads you can probably find better and cheaper sticking to some of the Belgians.