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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

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 122 | FT: 10
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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2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

Photo of hardy008
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, cloudy

Smell: chocolate and oak

Taste: oak, hazelnut, toasted malt, sweet chocolate and bourbon--especially at the end

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, heavy body, sweet with oakiness that gives a slight bittering

Overall: A nice malty and oaky treat. Really loving the complexity on this. Would not have thought of it as an American Wild, but it is delicious. Very subtle flavors that mix well. I will get this again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle marked with "Enjoy by 2/2015". Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany colored body that looks close to black in the right light. A lot darker than I expected, honestly. Head is a towering 3-4 finger head that is a rocky collection of various-sized bubbles that slowly begin to burst, leaving a sticky webbing of lace. Retention begins to fade immediately, but very slowly, so it takes quite awhile to actually dissipate, and never disappears completely.

Smell - An enticing blend malty sweetness, some spiciness from the rye and brett funk, with undercurrents of earthy soil and faintly pungent hops. Some elements of cooking spice, sort of like what you might expect from a fall or winter seasonal beer. Honestly, the smell has me excited to take a sip, like this will be a unique beer with few comparable offerings on the market.

Taste - Um. Yeah, this is not what I expected based on the smell. I suppose it should be, because a lot of the same elements are here, they just don't play as nice together on the taste as they did with the smell. The brett characteristic is far more faded on the taste, and somehow, the other elements taste like stale grain and faded malt, without any kind of punch or heft to the flavor profiles. There is a slight element of sourness, both of the acidic bacterial variety and the grainy type of sourness that one expects from rye, but it's almost like the sour and the malt are coming from two different drinks that I'm pouring into my mouth at the same time. They don't synthesize well at all.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a mostly dry finish.

Overall, it started out so promising, but ultimately fell down on taste. I have a second bottle of this, so my only solace is that with time, perhaps the brett will develop this beer into a more cohesive whole and salvage an otherwise disappointing beer. It's too bad, because Boulevard and Sierra Nevada are two of the heavyweights of American craft brewing, so one would expect a better outcome. I guess you can never predict how highly experimental beers are going to turn out in the end. I'm glad to have tried it, but I really hope it improves with age.

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.