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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: 96 | 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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tewaris

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 10:49:21 | More by tewaris
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-29-2012 13:48:08 | More by DaveHack
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-23-2012 06:34:35 | More by Orange
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 19:52:57 | More by Reaper16
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-02-2012 00:19:19 | More by cfh64
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-30-2012 19:58:12 | More by e30todamax
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vfgccp

New York

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 17:48:13 | More by vfgccp
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2012 18:51:11 | More by christopheraknox
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-21-2012 13:41:37 | More by barbellsNbeers
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-18-2012 18:49:20 | More by mdfb79
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-14-2012 21:51:59 | More by 6demonbag
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-29-2012 23:58:26 | More by goblue3509
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 00:43:02 | More by russwbeck
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deskim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-06-2012 19:29:33 | More by deskim
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-04-2012 03:57:48 | More by orangesol
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-26-2012 20:16:01 | More by t0rin0
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-20-2012 06:55:22 | More by GRG1313
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 00:03:25 | More by womencantsail
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bum732

Lesotho

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:45:03 | More by bum732
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 13:24:01 | More by drabmuh
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jsanford

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:25:21 | More by jsanford
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-08-2012 14:18:58 | More by thebouch01
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2012 21:05:21 | More by dtx00
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2012 11:53:43 | More by Beerontwowheels
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-29-2012 02:51:39 | More by tgeorgf
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.