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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

498 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 498
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 25
Gots: 112 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 06-24-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Dieck
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Dieck, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of od_sf
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

od_sf, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Gagnonsux, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of AOShabaz
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

AOShabaz, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

WoodBrew, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
3/5  rDev -16.4%

LambicKing, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Walletsworth
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Walletsworth, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mychalg9, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sendbeer, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bruindre, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of idioteque
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

idioteque, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4/5  rDev +11.4%

King_KongDCO93, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of fooziex
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

fooziex, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

760 ml bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy 4 finger head that reduced to a puffy off white mocha layer. Super nice lacing on the glass from the reduced head. It is a dark brown/black color with no clarity. More lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Funky, barnyard, rubber tires, bready, and oak.

Taste: Vanilla, oak, whisky, alcohol, funk, barnyard, rubber tire, and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, puckering, boozy, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and very interesting.

Overall: What a very interesting beer. The Brett and aging in whiskey barrels makes it interesting. Once again bringing wild ales to a new level.

Flounder57, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of abex44
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

abex44, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

brandon911, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tuckerlikesbeer, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

THECPJ, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Robb_in_Austin
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Robb_in_Austin, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

valkyre65, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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

Bosoxfan20, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of GTB
3/5  rDev -16.4%

GTB, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -16.4%

twelveinches, Aug 10, 2013
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.