Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
Thanks to Shikimon for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.
Best by 2/2015.
Pours a murky super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sour fruit, and funky aromas. Taste is much the same with Brett and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid sour and funky aromas and flavors but there is nothing too exciting going on with this one.
08-19-2013 21:03:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
A: The beer is hazy dark brownish red in color and poured with a quarter finger-high off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are very light aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: The taste has a moderate amount of sourness but also has notes of malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be rather malty for a sour beer, but is quite easy to drink. No alcohol is apparent in the taste.
06-24-2012 01:45:42 | More by metter98
3.29/5 rDev -8.4%
Appearance: Cracks open with a gunshot though there was no volcano effect; pours with a huge ecru head sitting atop the coffee-colored liquid; excellent retention and lacing
Smell: Toasted wheat bread and leather; undertones of plum, concord grape and oak
Taste: Toasted wheat with a hint of caramel, up front, but a band aid flavors overwhelms by mid-palate and in the finish; there are other aspects that are more enticing (plum, oak barrel, herbal spicing) but they are dominated by the leathery band aid flavor
Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation
Overall: Despite the appearance and interesting aromatics, the beer is a disaster on the palate, with the band aid flavors dominating; each sip is a challenge and not in a good way
10-19-2013 21:18:47 | More by brentk56
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
The pour is sort of brown in color with a khaki colored head. Starts off with a floral hop aroma and a strong citric and earthy Brettanomyces aroma. Bready malt, lots of yeast, and a bit of spice character. The flavor is heavy on the bread with lots of floral and earthy notes. Mushroom, grass, damp soil, and a bit of citrus peel. Lots of yeast, a hint of pepper, sweet caramel, and a very dry finish.
08-13-2012 00:03:25 | More by womencantsail
4.13/5 rDev +15%
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown-amber body with an initially fluffy, light beige head.
Smell: Incognita has a bit of a Flanders vibe going on. Acetic and wild infused amber malts, chocolate, modest roast, toast. Barrel aging characteristics are present but not overbearing. Light, lightly spoiled fruitiness.
Taste: Starts sweet, but not overly so, with roast and cola, as well as light chocolate and caramel. Toast noted. A little herb hit of menthol. Acetic quality throughout, a skosh vinegary. Dark fruit notes. Good inclusion of well-integrated whiskey character. Dries out at a comfortable pace. Light fruitiness and a drip of rose water weaves in and out of the finish.
Mouthfeel: A notch beyond medium-bodied. Fluffy, full carbonation.
Overall: I quite enjoyed it.
11-29-2013 22:54:55 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.03/5 rDev +12.3%
Picked this up at Brown Derby in Springfield, MO
Opens with a giant pop & pours an effervescent ruby red with 4 fingers of mocha colored head. Above average lacing & good head retention
S: Sour cherry, a bit of funk & & wet hay
T: Follows the nose, some apricot, a touch of fig & dryness up front. Woody dryness, choke cherry, a smattering of booze heat & a whisper of carob & plum. Finishes with oaky dryness, cherry & grassy notes & some sour mash & modicum of vanilla rising to the top
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation & warmth
Drinks nicely, not super sour, but engaging enough I would like to be able to purchase this again & again. Was hoping for better, but was looking for a great beer. Close, maybe will age into it
07-28-2013 04:47:37 | More by russpowell
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
Shared generously by Katie. Thanks! Served in a wine glass. Beer is brown and hazy, nice tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, good retention, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is little yeast, bready, biscuit, sweet, malt.
Beer is quad. This is so quad like, no "wildness" or anything very interesting, nutty, sweet, clean. A rather boring beer maybe it will evolve into something good in the bottle but otherwise I'm not impressed. I had high hopes for this beer but was ultimately let down. That's OK though, still love Boulevard.
07-24-2012 13:24:01 | More by drabmuh
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
the first real dark wild ive had, great earthy sour, pouring a thinner black color with ring lacing after all the tan fizz settles down. a unique grain profile is immediately evident, dark grains maybe even wheat and rye, but definitely a good dose of dark roasty barley. funky yeast too, not super sour, but more saison style. whiskey barrel leaves a boozy sweetness. there is a lot more yeasty funk in taste than smell, with some acidic sour notes cutting the heavy mineral roastiness and nuttiness of the grain. more and more sour as it warms, with well hidden abv and subtle soil and organic elements making it dry and dusty on the palate. effervescent feel makes it pop, lighter than it looks and smells, and whiskey charcoal and sourness stays on my tongue after the swallow. pleasantly dark and complex, a unique wild ale collaboration i would like to age for awhile and see how it develops.
12-16-2013 18:50:10 | More by StonedTrippin
3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
Medium brown color, deep, but didn't look overly hazy, capped with a tan head that settled to a wispy layer of bubbles, leaving some lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malts, toasted grains, fruity esters, acetic acid, yeast. There was some fruitiness in the taste, somewhat phenolic, and some acetic quality, but it didn't really come off as "sour" or "tart" to me; wood and leather, nutty malts, some dry herbal bitterness going on as well. Medium body, moderate carb, mediocre drinkability. I mean, a sample was good enough. I didn't really read the bottle when I tasted this, and I probably wouldn't have guessed it was classified as a wild ale. Maybe a strong ale. I'd try it again with a clean palate, but it didn't leave a good impression on me.
01-26-2014 00:54:49 | More by Rifugium
3.39/5 rDev -5.6%
Big foam-up on Quite lovely piles of cumulus clouds in the tall Saxo tulip. Color is a murky brown. Interesting herbal nose. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel.
Flavor reminds me of Brettanomyces with the drying tendency, buy there is a little sour in it too. Distinct odor and taste of leather for some reason. This does get old after a while. It might benefit from a little sharper note. Overall this is quite interesting, but it has a murky, almost muddy aftertaste that dampens some of the fun. Ultimately very dry with some fruity notes, a hint of blueberries and lots of stems and seeds.
Head retention is noteworthy. Not a bargain at 15 bucks for the Belgian 750 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.
06-22-2013 05:41:56 | More by mactrail
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.