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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra IncognitaBoulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita

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BA SCORE
82
good

544 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 25
Gots: 122 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 06-24-2012)
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Photo of MDHopster
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought on a whim to see what multiple aging techniques in blended form tasted like. This is batch # 3, 13% Ale, 55% Wine barrel aged, 32% bourbon barrel aged and 9.8% alcohol content. Pours dark, almost black but has reddish hues when held up to light. Medium pour from a 750 into a a flute, resulted in a two inch light brown head that lasted several minutes while leaving little to no lacing on the glass. Aroma like a Belgian Dubbel with vanilla, fruit, and bourbon prevailing. Allowing beer to warm to around 55-60 brought out much more of the flavor profile and like many bourbon barrel aged beers, raised the presence of the bourbon barrel aging, yet the tartness of wine barrel aging still lingers but not a strongly as if drank colder. Medium mouthfeel with carbs and alcohol bite.

Overall my personal opinion is this is a good strong ale, not sure about the wild category but still quite palatable and enjoyable. Although I can understand the blending may be off-putting to some, thus this beer seems to have a higher than usual deviation on ratings.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.19/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Gmann
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown, almost cola like color. Short dense tan head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of a brown bread malt. Some caramel and vanilla notes provide extra sweetness. Perhaps a hint of bourbon. The wine barrel and yeast add a tart edge to the aroma and a fruit grape note. Some sugary sweetness. Its interesting to say the least. Kind of works.

The taste is quite bizarre. The barrels seem to contrast and produce an odd herbal flavor. The flavor starts off bready, some toast. This quickly is over-taken by both barrels, at the same time. The bourbon fights with the wine barrel, which produces a vanilla tart grape. Not sure vanilla and grape should go together. The beer has a nice caramel backbone. The base beer is pretty nice, a bit of a Belgian thing going. Some clove, plum and licorice. I dunno a bit too much going on.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Clean on the palate, perhaps a touch sweet. The abv is well hidden. Drinks well.

Not sure the combination of barrels worked well with this beer. It contrasts too much and produces an odd flavor.

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.