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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

533 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 119 | 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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Reviews by Prince_Casual:
Photo of Prince_Casual
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Prince_Casual, Jul 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofstarside
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

Batch #3, Bomber to a snifter

Pours dark brown, almost black with red hues. Very murky muddy brown when held up to a light. A half finger of foam has died down to a thin ring pretty quickly, mild carbonation from the sides, think lacing 4/5

Smells pretty complex. Upfront dark notes, dusty chocolate, raisin, fig, cherry, oak, white wine, bourbon, some funk and a little alcohol. Everything comes together well, really interesting beer. Smells like a mix between a bb stout and a wine barrel Belgian 4.25/5

Taste is a bit of a curve ball. Lots of fig, raisin, chocolate, and molasses in the front. After that is a tart dark berry, followed by some oak- nice mix of mostly wine with strong hints of bourbon. Ends with a touch of alcohol 4.25/5

Feel is a moderate body, actually really smooth on the way down. Moderately tart, nothing close to sour. Alcohol is hidden well, it's really easy to drink 4.25

Overall it's different, but good. I know it's classified as a wild ale, but I still have no idea what sort of beer I just drank. More like a BA strong ale. It's really good though 4.25/5

lordofstarside, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

mojohawk21, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

tectactoe, May 15, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Tiernan, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
3/5  rDev -16.7%

SanFranJake, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of NWer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

NWer, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +11.1%

DaftPatrick, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Dbrulet, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Beerswag, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

aquazr1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Mattco
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Mattco, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Franziskaner, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of jbru1971
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%

Complex yet very clean and simple. Reminds me of the FFF/New Belgium Gratzer if it were barrel aged, but with a little more everything on it...especially the nose of a sour. I savored this beer as it slowly warmed up to discover nice depth on most of the character notes. Would love to see this happen again.

jbru1971, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%

kwkdmk, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

O: challenging

chinchill, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

valkyre65, Aug 12, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -23.3%

iSrALE, Aug 29, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

rocvish, Sep 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

stereosforgeeks, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

bdtva, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

sgttibbs, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jan 08, 2014
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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.