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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

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 122 | FT: 10
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 flayedandskinned:
Photo of flayedandskinned
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage
Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance: (3.75)
Pours an extremely dark, murky brown that is verging on pitch black. As soon as the beer hits the glass, a towering 4 fingers tall, tight bubbled, light beige head erupts out of the dark beer. The head has good retention and leaves some nice lace along the edges of the glass.

Aroma: (4)
If the gigantic, frothing head didn't make you think this beer was bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces, the aromatics certainly will! Layers and layers of Brett funk shoot out of the glass towards your nose; Musty hay, wet earth, horse blankets, old leather and even a hint of pineapple and lemon juice. A spicy, herbal and slightly citrus-y hop presence is deep entrenched inside the wild yeast. Underneath the mountain of funk, there are notes of bakers chocolate, freshly grated cocoa and a faint espresso. As beer starts to warm, the bourbon barrel finally starts to rear it's head, but it is very subdued; a mere kiss of vanilla and extremely light notes of coconut.

Taste: (3.75)
Your palate is greeted by a quick, juicy charge of very citrus forward hops; Orange, grapefruit and some nice, resinous pine. Playing counterpoint to the bright hops, the Brett eases in nicely with it's earthen notes of leather, wet hay and a tangy pineapple zest. The middle of the taste is very light with notes of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. The beer finishes bitter and dry with long lingering notes of pine needles, light citrus, earthy Brettanomyces funk and some nice chalky bakers chocolate. Some notes of the bourbon barrel in the finish; coconut, vanilla and a light booziness. Very little tannins.

Mouthfeel: (3.5)
Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. I find myself wanting a more viscous body.

Overall: (3.75)
A very interesting collaboration indeed between Sierra Nevada and Boulevard Brewing; You can definitely taste a distinct earthiness to this brew. While the nose and taste of this beer is certainly complex and ever evolving in your glass, the thin mouthfeel really brings this beer down a few notches. I wish there was a just a bigger, thicker malt presence. I really enjoy the dry hopping twist that seems to be a nod to Orval. The hops really do add a nice citrus-y character to the beer that helps brighten up the flavor profile. This is a really complex beer certainly not for novice. I can only recommend this beer in good conscience to the already Brettanomyces obsessed.

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

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of SanFranJake
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of NWer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

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.

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3.36/5  rDev -6.7%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -23.3%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.