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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
81
good

483 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 26
Gots: 108 | FT: 8
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 06-24-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Jjski
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wild? Yes
Different? Yes

A copper brown , lots of head if not poured carefully

S funk, yeast, dark roasty raisins

T roasted grain, cocoa, brett, and lots of barrel/whiskey

M smooth, good carbonation

O I'm not a wild ale expert, but this is fairly good and very different. The funk hits first, followed by a BSDA presence and finishes way way whiskey. A commendable challenge to the ordinary palate and approachable. Not a super funk like GI Juliet, and probably pretty tame for the Wild Beer Advocate. I agree with previous post by THESEANLEWIS= that it could use more depth of flavor to support the barrel aspect. Enjoyable, once

Let me add that last 4 full reviews prior to mine are very well done.. I don't know how to like them, but they show a contemplative analysis of this beer. I didn't go any farther back than that prior to popping the cork.

Jjski, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

joegard, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into snifter. Best by date 02-2015.

A: After an explosive pop of the cork, this beer pours a deep cola brown with a few fingers of airy, bubbly, light brown head. Head faded into a thick and fuzzy collar that left tons of spotty lace down the glass.
S: I get notes bubblegum, tropical, perfumey hops, mint, caramel, root beer, and faint hints if earthy rye, and spicy whiskey barrel.
T: More grains and whiskey than the nose suggested, with flavors of toasted wheat, rye, earthy barrel, mild whiskey, caramel, and cola coming through. The finish is sweet and earthy, and the aftertaste is lightly bitter and has slight notes of chocolate.
M: Fluffy carbonation, airy, soft mouthfeel, medium-full body, faint bitterness, and even fainter tartness.
O: Flavorful and delicious, but until I went to enter this review I had no idea this was supposed to be a sour ale. There is a faint earthy tartness in the finish, but really I just thought this was an interesting barrel aged strong ale. Good, but I don't need to drink this again.

scottfrie, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

chefduff2, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Theseanlewis
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-little to no light comes through in a snifter. Deep brown body with a cherry wood hued tan head.
A-faint whiskey, balsamic, berry fruit, cherries, earthy in the finish.
T-bright carbonation, followed by a sweet burnt caramel, whiskey flavor comes through clearly in the middle, with a sweet light bitterness.
M- thin, effervescent, with a slight sweetness in the aftertaste, cleared out with a crisp clean bitterness.
O-a crisp clean beer, present with fruit, whiskey and earthy notes one would expect. Could have used a little more body in the finish to support the darker flavors.

Theseanlewis, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

rydev24, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Jmc986, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

travy82, Jun 16, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: The darkest of brown in color. Creamy beige head sits at an inch and a half and doesn't fall. Blotches of lacing coat the glass.

S: Distinct rye whiskey scent is forward on the nose- very earthy and spicy. Dry dusty oak aromas. Coarse wheat with nuances of unsweetened cocoa and black licorice. Floral hops, marmalade, berry jam.

T: Hops bring flavors of orange peel, marmalade, and pithy floral flavors. Coarse and earthy wheat. Brown cocoa and cocoa nibs. Char. Very mild twang of tartness. Flashes of berries. A blanket of musty Brett flavors begins to envelope the palate as the beer warms. Rye whiskey and drying oak bring up the rear. Licorice. Dry woody and rye whiskey finish.

M: Medium bodied. Fluffy wheat texture. Sits lightly in the mouth. Low carbonation. Light warmth.

O: A lot to wrap your head around here. Sort of a rough and unpolished feel to it, and a lot going on between the Brett, hops, barrel, and coarse grain bill. It will be very interesting to see what the Brett does to this years down the road.

ryan1788a5, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

jworkman, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

kehlah, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

IrishColonial, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Matthewpakula, Jun 06, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown, root beer look. Pretty flat brown in color, not a lot too it. Just a tad cloudy.
S: Smells like Olives to me. Very sour.
T: Initially quite sour on the pallete, the barrel age definitely comes through here. You get a little bit of a smoky chocolate flavor after that, but the sourness is what prevails throughout the drink. You also get a little bit of bittering hop taste at the end.
M: Actually a fairly light mouthfeel for this dark of a beer. Definitely left with the sourness of the beer.
O: I wish there was more to it.. The barrel aging profile really doesn't come through a lot, and overall it is quite sour, which I wasn't really looking for from this beer.

sloambbr, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.