Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Prince_Casual:
District of Columbia
3.23/5 rDev -10%
Cork and cage poured into standard Belgian tulip.
For some reason I was expecting issues opening this so I popped it over the sink, but opened without a hitch. With my guard now down the first glass I poured only got about an inch of beer before the foam grew and grew and overtook the rim of the glass. A massively carbonated beer. Took about 4 minutes for the head to recede into a one inch "puff" of foam atop still only about an inch of beer. It really looked a lot like a root beer float in color of both the beer and the foam.
The smell was very muted, I probably opened the bottle a bit too cold but there was a bit of caramel and a bit of funk, really kind of wimpy though, and throughout the bottle it did not intensify as it approached room temperature.
The taste was just not quite there either, just very muted flavors of diluted bourbon and a bit of sour cherry.
I was a big fan of the mouth feel, as I have realized I am often when tasting Boulevard beers. Great balance of acidity, light alcohol burn, and heavy carbonation. I understand some reviewers complaining about the high carbonation, but they were also probably expecting more of a classic sour style.
Overall I guess I'm glad I bought this, it wasn't particularly expensive, but I can't say I'd buy it again or recommend it to any of my friends. Mid writing this review I found the webpage for this brew and (now) acknowledging the blending they did, it's no wonder the beer came out as middle of the road as it did.
If the different parts of the blend, as well as the reviewed beer, came in a 4 pack of 16 oz cork and cage, I'd probably have much more respect for what they did here.
07-24-2013 18:51:34 | More by Prince_Casual
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
Appearance: dark brown in color, 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, cloudy
Smell: chocolate and oak
Taste: oak, hazelnut, toasted malt, sweet chocolate and bourbon--especially at the end
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, heavy body, sweet with oakiness that gives a slight bittering
Overall: A nice malty and oaky treat. Really loving the complexity on this. Would not have thought of it as an American Wild, but it is delicious. Very subtle flavors that mix well. I will get this again.
07-29-2013 14:35:37 | More by tigg924
3.86/5 rDev +7.5%
Deep dark brown in color and minimal light will get through this brew. Carbonation is very high and thick with a brown tint to it. The aroma is loaded with whiskey, dark carmelized malt and a bit of molasses. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and rich,as this is a bit weighted with alcohol. The taste is actually a bit subdued in light of everything else. It is very forward with caramel and gentle sweetness of fig. the back of the palate is a bit of a warming sensation as the whiskey trickles down your throat.
07-27-2013 02:36:45 | More by Franziskaner
2.9/5 rDev -19.2%
As promised, this has a wild ale aroma and flavor; not always a good thing for my tastes.
It starts promising with an excellent presentation: essentially black body covered by a semi-durable head that leaves good lacing.
Has a distinct, and to me unpleasant, aroma of Brett.
Some Brett in the flavor too.along with medium roasted malts, yeast, and hints of dark fruit.
10-14-2013 00:59:45 | More by chinchill
4.4/5 rDev +22.6%
(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a thick, 3/4 of a glass, head of dense foam that settles down to a dark brown body and there is still thick lacing with each sip.
S- The earthy tart wet wood that takes on a pencil shavings note before becoming more dry old oak as it opens. There is a nice hint of Flanders Red yeast esters with cherry hints and basement hues.
T- The nice dark fruit tartness leads to a bit more funk character and some old barrel notes to follow. The white cheese rind brett taste and some earthy darker malt notes blend with wet oak in the finish.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a full roundness from the gentle fizz and no real alcohol heat or astringency noticed.
O- This beer has a great wild funk character blended with barrel notes and some good yeast esters and malt flavor for support. This is very drinkable.
01-08-2014 21:56:39 | More by rhoadsrage
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.