The Sixth Glass

  • Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Availability: Year-round, 750 mL and 4-Pack Bottles
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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...

Color (EBC) 73.2
Bitterness (IBUs) 22
Original Gravity (Plato) 21.5
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 2.6
Alcohol (ABV) 10.5%
CO2 - Bottles 4.0 vol. (8.0 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs N/A

A brown colored, full bodied beer with a complex fruity, estery aroma, a rich, sweet, caramel malt flavor containing notes of dark fruit and a low to medium hop bitterness and flavor.

Aroma Belgian yeast esters, dark fruit, caramel malt
Malt Rich, sweet, malty, caramel flavor
Hops Low/moderate hop bitterness and flavor
Balance Malt
Body Full

Ingredients

Malt: Pale Malt, Cara 300, Munich, Malted Wheat
Adjuncts: Dextrose, Brown Sugar,Dark Brown Sugar, Dark Candi Syrup
Hops: Bravo, Saphir, Saaz

Glassware

Tulip Glass

Pairings

Aged cheddar cheese
Chocolate desserts
Gouda cheese
Havarti cheese
Roast meat
Smoked meats
Wild game

Videos

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  • 2010 Australian International Beer Awards – Weyermann Specialty Malting Company Trophy for Champion Belgian & French Ales
  • 2010 Australian International Beer Awards “Gold Award” – Belgian and French Style Ales, Packaged
  • 2008 Great American Beer Fest “Bronze Medal” – Belgian-Style Abbey Ale