Boulevard The Sixth Glass
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... "The aroma is filled with dried fruits and some malt. Pours amber, clear, sparkling with a white foam. It has a heavy cloying sweetness and I can find much of the same flavours as in the aroma. A good beer!"