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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

455 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 24
Gots: 95 | FT: 7
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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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly black in the glass with a maasive, half glass light brown head with decent retention and pillowy lacing. Intriguing aroma of wild yeast, tart apple juice, cinnamon and other earthy spices with a slight peppery sting; faint oak. Flavor is unusual, with the same earthy spicing, wild yeast and Brett, non identifiable sweet, light fruit juice, light oak, distinct brown sugar. Light bodied with peppery, active carbonation which fits well with the spicy flavors. I am not a big fan of traditional wild ales, but do like traditional spice hopped ales like gruits and this was like the wild child of a Brett ale and a gruit style traditional ale. I enjoyed it quite a bit and will see if I can find another bottle. May not appeal to lovers of classic wild ales, but very interesting if you are adventurous. Good job from on an experiment from two fine breweries. This could be the first time I have ever scored a wild ale above the average of other reviewers.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:49:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-13-2013 01:02:16 | More by THECPJ
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Robb_in_Austin

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Initially tried to pour aggressively but all I managed to do was create head. A slower pour is definitely required with this one.

A: LOTS of head. Deep, rich brown with an oatmeal foamy head. Looks awesome. Leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

S: Reminds me of spiced rum. Cinnamon, sweet, some yeast.

T: Faintly tart, like a lambic. Some spice, a little chocolate, faint hint of nuttiness, touch of malt sweetness. The alcohol is very hidden.

M: Thin. Too thin in my book, especially for the appearance and alcohol content.

O: It's different. I don't dislike it, and will happily drink the other one in the fridge, but I wouldn't tell everyone I know to seek it out. I think the fact that it's not listed on either breweries website, not even a hint, says something.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 00:44:01 | More by Robb_in_Austin
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-12-2013 10:31:47 | More by valkyre65
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep brown cola color with a huge khaki head of about 3+ fingers. Clearly have some wild Brett strain yeast here. Head stick around forever it seems.

S- Nose clouded some by the massive head, but will review as is. Smells of spice, grain, molasses/brown sugar, Goldings hops, and some yeast funk.

T- Interesting is the best way to describe this. Has some English style characteristics accompanied by a generous dose of earthy hops, brown sugar, whiskey, tart cherries, and spice on the back end. Touch of booze shows, but not overpowering the flavor profile at all. So unique. The funk of the yeast also gives it an interesting layer. Love the clean, smooth finish as the oak barrel comes back around,

M- Smooth. Mid body bordering on full. Robust carbonation, but surprisingly fair drink-ability.

O- You can really tell the complexity of this beer in the way it combines aspects of the west coast, midwest, and beyond. A wild ride with many twists and turns without totally losing me at any point. A collaboration that seems to complement my palate. I can't quite put my finger on it yet, but I'm glad i gave it a shot. Very unique use of Brett and barrel aging.

$12.99 for 750 ml bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 19:43:55 | More by Bosoxfan20
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GTB

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-11-2013 00:24:35 | More by GTB
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twelveinches

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-10-2013 06:07:40 | More by twelveinches
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P: Murky dark brown muddy swamp covered in a massive swell of cavernous beige froth.

S: Nice sour yeast aroma, subtle black trash bag in the sun funk, dirt clods, and wet moldy wood.

T/M: Heavy dirt presence, bitter baking cocoa, watered down bourbon , pine cones, charred grain, snuffed out cigars and hints of apple peel dusted with cinnamon. This creates a lingering mouth coating similar to being out in the woods for several days camping. The spicy hop bitterness is nice and not overpowering. Astringent orange once it warms. Moderate body with a smooth bubbly effervesce.

O: There is no denying that this beer lives up to its name. Huge waves of fresh dirt and spice cascaded along the palate with a shower of bitterness to finish the rustic offering. A well crafted ale but I wanted the sour nose to translate better into the taste. I feel like this is more of a brown ale with an after thought of wild yeast to spice things up. Interesting but not something I would revisit.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:18:26 | More by Hopswagger
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Etan

Wisconsin

1.69/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

750 from the recent batch, into a tulip.

A: Pours an opaque blackish brown with a huge light tan head.

S: Leathery, bacterial, wet hay and cobwebs, mild plum-like acetic tartness, some caramel and toasted grain. Smells like an infected barleywine.

T: Taste brings a dominating earthy, acrid bitterness, charred grain, musty, light tartness.

M: Medium-bodied with frothy carbonation.

O: Wow, this is one of the worst beers I've had in a long time. Charry, bacterial, over-carbonated, acrid. No redeeming qualities. Do not buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 01:49:17 | More by Etan
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morimech

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Even poured very cold and carefully, this is a foaming beast. Estimate the glass fills about 1/4 liquid and 3/4 foamy head. Of course it takes forever to settle. Annoying. Dark brown color with heavy lacing is left down the glass.

I like this aroma. I pick up some fruity tartness, whiskey, caramel, and herbal, earthy hops. Pleasant amount of barrel character without it overwhelming the other aromas.

The flavor is not as impressive. Very earthy and woody. Mild tartness and acidity. Booze flavor with moderate heat in the finish. The malt does not come through very well. I just get a little caramel sweetness.

Over carbonated and the body feels thin. Definitely not like a 8% ABV beer.

A big disappointment. Just not very well crafted and these two breweries definitely know better.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 19:26:58 | More by morimech
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johnny29er

California

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

08-07-2013 02:58:34 | More by johnny29er
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-06-2013 22:27:15 | More by PieOhMy
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csmalley

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-06-2013 03:22:35 | More by csmalley
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2013 04:01:04 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-03-2013 20:38:08 | More by jaydoc
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2013 19:44:06 | More by JMAC45
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with an excessive amount of head, got about a c'mon beer and the rest was a foam over. After things settle down, a thin brown beer presents itself with some lacing. The nose is Brett forward with that funky, lemon, earthy, herbal quality. This sits atop some brown malt and some booze. Nose smells like it lacks cohesion and has notes all over the place. Taste is brett forward which provides a healthy dose of funk to the flavor. Next comes some malty sweetness followed by some roast. There also happens to be some herbal Hop character which is paired with some non description booziness. Mouthfeel is thin and prickly. This beer leaves me confused. It's like a hoppy brown ale, barrel aged, then dosed with rest. Nothing adds up here and it makes for a very sloppy final product. This is a disappointment, especially considering this comes from two great breweries. Pass this at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 05:48:47 | More by homebrew311
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a 3 finger tan head from a gentle pour.. The aroma has tart apples, grapes, dark fruit, oak, and funk. The aroma is somewhat complex, and changes as beer warms up.

Tastes tart with oak, tart dark fruit, apples, funk, spices, and vanilla. The taste is not very strong, and I would give the category a higher rating if it was more tart and the flavors stood out more. This might benefit from aging.

Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Has a oak, vanilla, and tart fruit aftertaste. A decent Wild Ale. I wish this beer was more tart, and had aged a while longer. Worth trying, if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:27:23 | More by hardy008
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml served in a snifter
Batch 2 best by: 02-2015 Bottle says 8.5%ABV

A - Pours almost black with a frothy tan head of random sized bubbles. Solid cap with clinging lacing.

S - Tart woody aroma, sour dried fruit, grapes, earthy minerals, dusty brett yeast, hints of cocoa, perfume floral, orange peel, spicy oak barrel.

T - Spicy grassy hops, semi tart grapes, more chocolate notes than the nose described, muted cherries, grainy malts, the oak is extremely mellow, good amount of spicy hop bitterness, sour notes left on the palate after a dry and spicy finish. Some coffee notes come out on the finish after it warms up a bit.

M - Full carbonation and body, soft squishy feel,

You have to really have to let this warm before any of the barrel starts coming out. Solid aroma with a soft roundness of funk and floral, but the flavor seems one noted and flat. The hops really helped out with some of the flatness. Not sure if this will age well or not. Glad I tried it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:27:30 | More by StaveHooks
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kustard

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2013 23:36:52 | More by kustard
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peteh2112

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2013 22:33:30 | More by peteh2112
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2013 03:37:00 | More by gtermi
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itracy63

Alaska

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-31-2013 21:47:42 | More by itracy63
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ladyivory

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-30-2013 17:03:40 | More by ladyivory
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-30-2013 03:31:59 | More by beerbrains
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.