Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +12.8%
A: This poured a hazy dark mahogany with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like funky oak and sour red grapes, with some sweet fig and brown sugar and metallic copper hops.
T: It tasted like tart red grapes and funky oak and sour Belgian yeast, with some sweet dark fruits and brown sugar and a little copper. It had a clean and sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was thick and velvety with some smooth natural carbonation. Very full and slick body.
D: Overall this was a very nice Flanders Bruin style brew. The scent and taste were solid, and the body was excellent. The alcohol was well hidden and the finish was really mellow, so it was easy to drink. Would likely improve with some age, but quite enjoyable now.
02-03-2013 04:08:49 | More by Pencible
3/5 rDev -16.4%
Rather pretentious name and presentation for an ordinary beer but that's the nature of the beast. Weird color, odd looks. Soapy saison aroma, some fruit and some spice. Not bad, but nothing to die for either. Just average.
Roast at the back with high carb with some spice laden here and there; this beer succeeds in confusing but fails at delighting. Take my word for whatever it's worth and don't try to drink an entire bottle.
01-08-2013 10:49:21 | More by tewaris
4.5/5 rDev +25.3%
750mL bottle served into a pinot noir glass
Pours a nutty brown color. It looks pretty dark, but there's some lighter tones at the edges of the body. The sand-colored head is pretty active (this IS a Brett beer, after all).
The primary aroma at this stage in the bottle's lifespan is earthiness. This beer smells like silt and loam and dirt and other synonyms for the damn ground. There's some black fungus mushroom character here, and some oolong tea as well.
The taste follows the nose. This is an amber-like toasty malt body accentuated by all sorts of earthy flavors. It's important to note that this strain of Brettanomyces isn't giving off funky, barnyard notes. It's the cleaner kind of Brett flavor that you get from an Orval. Flavors of soil and mushroom and grass and wood. I dig earthiness, so I dig this.
The mouthfeel is active and sharp, which really helps keep this beer drinkable. Overall, I really enjoyed this experiment. You have to be into earthiness to like this beer, though.
12-15-2012 19:52:57 | More by Reaper16
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
A - Big khaki head with a relative loose bubble. Awesome lace and retention. Beautiful, deep cranberry red body.
S - Addictive nose with a soft sourness that ramps up throughout the inhale. Cranberry, lemon, oak, bay leaf, and a soft copper note.
T - Nice profile, but it falls a little flat. Floral dandelion, light biscuity malt, sour apple cider, dry sawdust finish.
M - Medium-light body. Nice carbonation.
O - Great nose, but the taste just comes up short.
11-24-2012 17:48:13 | More by vfgccp
3.4/5 rDev -5.3%
A: Semi-viscous brown pour with about a finger of light brown head. Slow bubbles raise up on this one.
S: Very malty aroma, earthy almost. A slight amount of booze is noted, but it isn't too much. The Brett isn't crazy strong, and the major theme I'm getting is malt.
T: The Brett is a little more of the focus on the taste, as are the hops (which I didn't smell at all). Malty and earthy again, the beer has much more complexity here. Dry aftertaste. I can't say it really blows me away, especially for an American Wild Ale. I quite enjoy what they did, I just don't think it came off all that well.
MF: Medium to heavy body with an average to lower than average carbonation. The drinkability is only alright, and the earthiness on the aftertaste I thought wasn't all that enjoyable overall.
O: This was a really nice beer and I'm glad I got the chance to try it, but it didn't impress me. Really nice, if you have the opportunity to try it, I wouldn't let it age because you'll lose the hops, which are a major part of the story. I certainly wouldn't tell anyone to steer clear, but I also wouldn't sell the house to try it again!
09-13-2012 00:43:02 | More by russwbeck
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
The pour is sort of brown in color with a khaki colored head. Starts off with a floral hop aroma and a strong citric and earthy Brettanomyces aroma. Bready malt, lots of yeast, and a bit of spice character. The flavor is heavy on the bread with lots of floral and earthy notes. Mushroom, grass, damp soil, and a bit of citrus peel. Lots of yeast, a hint of pepper, sweet caramel, and a very dry finish.
08-13-2012 00:03:25 | More by womencantsail
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
S: Some brett-like esters, grassy, some wood bark, faint fennel
L: Very dark brown, big, bubbly light tan head with good retention and lacing.
T: Herbal like malt with hints of black tea and fennel. Tea-like medium bitterness leading to some sharp fruitiness. Some young oak in the finish as well, cherrywood in addition. Very slight and ashy. Opens up a lot, more brett as it warms.
M: Medium high carbonation, medium bodied
Interesting, never had a beer quite like this. Like a dark saison with Brett.
07-31-2012 02:45:03 | More by bum732
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
Shared generously by Katie. Thanks! Served in a wine glass. Beer is brown and hazy, nice tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, good retention, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is little yeast, bready, biscuit, sweet, malt.
Beer is quad. This is so quad like, no "wildness" or anything very interesting, nutty, sweet, clean. A rather boring beer maybe it will evolve into something good in the bottle but otherwise I'm not impressed. I had high hopes for this beer but was ultimately let down. That's OK though, still love Boulevard.
07-24-2012 13:24:01 | More by drabmuh
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
Pours dark mahogany with a big, foamy ivory head. Nice aromas of funky, earthy Brettanomyces, dark dried fruits, and some citrusy hops. Taste is similarly earthy, with more dry Brettanomyces, citrus peel hops, and sweet dark malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with a medium body and good carbonation. Really nice Wild Ale, glad I got to taste it!
07-23-2012 01:25:21 | More by jsanford
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.