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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

535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 120 | 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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Ratings: 535 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

csustar001, Oct 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

CraigTravor, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Hohnbaum, Oct 14, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

d_cook_roc, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Albeertram, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of WorldWideStout
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a review for batch 1, or whatever they called the batch that was released at SAVOR two years ago.

A: Murky brown body settled down to a two-finger, off-white head with big bubbles. Some foam has little bubbles, this one's got big bubbles. Pretty good lacing

S: Musty, muted cherries.

T: Fairly similar to an oud bruin. Starts off with surprisingly bright, tart cherries, along with some vinous notes. The middle becomes somewhat bitter, with mineral water and a bit of basement funk. Towards the end, I occasionally get a hint of chocolate or roast, which works well. Not much of an aftertaste.

F: Good balance of carbonation; body is light but also creamy, which is a combination I don't feel like I get too often.

O: I really can't remember what this beer tasted like fresh, and I haven't had it since a week or two after the SAVOR where they gave it out. It's a pretty good beer. Not overly complex, but enjoyable and drinkable.

WorldWideStout, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Chrisbaggz, Oct 05, 2014
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 DrStiffington
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Weird beer. Dark, thick, smooth. It reminds me of a double bock more than anything. Don't get the "wild" ale aspect, but overall it's very drinkable, tasty as hell. Worth the money.

DrStiffington, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.69/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: dark opaque brown, but essentially black at a glance; finger of light brown foam on top

S: rich brown malts and woodsy barrels supplemented with dim fruity notes, and suggestions of the wine and bourbon barrels used

T: incredible array of flavors - rich molasses sweetness weaves through the wine and bourbon highlights; brown and roasty malts converge, producing fruits like fig and date, and hearty breads; accents suggesting spices

M: medium-weight, smoothly gliding across the tongue; barrel vapors caress the roof; moderate carbonation; effortless drinking

O: this is the third brewing of the beer, and not having had the previous two, I can tell you that there is nothing wild about this beer - it is more reminiscent of a rich Imperial-style brown meets a strong dark Belgian ale (though the stylings are more "American" than "Belgian"), but it truly transcends styles. If you're expecting a wild ale, you may be wildly disappointed, but if you're bracing for a barrel-aged brown, you'll be more pleased. I was absolutely stunned by the ale, and highly recommend it. The reviews aren't so hot, but this may be reflective of the two previous vintages - and also the difficulty in categorization.

Greywulfken, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Beernoobie, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Nuggetz, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

GuttaMane138, Oct 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mattreitz49, Sep 28, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -6.7%

kwkdmk, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

distassy, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Schlafly33, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

DMc8ride, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a sampler. A fairly aggressive pour produces just a small, short-lived head that dissipates to a ring and some wispy lacing in the center. The beer is a somewhat hazy, deep amber brown with low carbonation.

Very very malty in the aroma and flavor. Tons of molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and spice. Also, a vinous character very much like a good port. Smooth creamy texture. It's pretty subtle as far as yeast characteristics- a moderate undertone of earthy funk and some pungent tartness mainly define it. The alcohol is well-hidden except for accentuating the spice and port notes.

A well-crafted brew and surprisingly smooth and clean for a "wild" ale.

archyquaffer, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SawDog505, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

leroybrown10, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

neckbeered, Sep 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

muskiesman, Sep 22, 2014
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.