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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 125 | 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:
Beer added by: metter98 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a review for batch 1, or whatever they called the batch that was released at SAVOR two years ago.

A: Murky brown body settled down to a two-finger, off-white head with big bubbles. Some foam has little bubbles, this one's got big bubbles. Pretty good lacing

S: Musty, muted cherries.

T: Fairly similar to an oud bruin. Starts off with surprisingly bright, tart cherries, along with some vinous notes. The middle becomes somewhat bitter, with mineral water and a bit of basement funk. Towards the end, I occasionally get a hint of chocolate or roast, which works well. Not much of an aftertaste.

F: Good balance of carbonation; body is light but also creamy, which is a combination I don't feel like I get too often.

O: I really can't remember what this beer tasted like fresh, and I haven't had it since a week or two after the SAVOR where they gave it out. It's a pretty good beer. Not overly complex, but enjoyable and drinkable.

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Complex yet very clean and simple. Reminds me of the FFF/New Belgium Gratzer if it were barrel aged, but with a little more everything on it...especially the nose of a sour. I savored this beer as it slowly warmed up to discover nice depth on most of the character notes. Would love to see this happen again.

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Weird beer. Dark, thick, smooth. It reminds me of a double bock more than anything. Don't get the "wild" ale aspect, but overall it's very drinkable, tasty as hell. Worth the money.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: dark opaque brown, but essentially black at a glance; finger of light brown foam on top

S: rich brown malts and woodsy barrels supplemented with dim fruity notes, and suggestions of the wine and bourbon barrels used

T: incredible array of flavors - rich molasses sweetness weaves through the wine and bourbon highlights; brown and roasty malts converge, producing fruits like fig and date, and hearty breads; accents suggesting spices

M: medium-weight, smoothly gliding across the tongue; barrel vapors caress the roof; moderate carbonation; effortless drinking

O: this is the third brewing of the beer, and not having had the previous two, I can tell you that there is nothing wild about this beer - it is more reminiscent of a rich Imperial-style brown meets a strong dark Belgian ale (though the stylings are more "American" than "Belgian"), but it truly transcends styles. If you're expecting a wild ale, you may be wildly disappointed, but if you're bracing for a barrel-aged brown, you'll be more pleased. I was absolutely stunned by the ale, and highly recommend it. The reviews aren't so hot, but this may be reflective of the two previous vintages - and also the difficulty in categorization.

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Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a sampler. A fairly aggressive pour produces just a small, short-lived head that dissipates to a ring and some wispy lacing in the center. The beer is a somewhat hazy, deep amber brown with low carbonation.

Very very malty in the aroma and flavor. Tons of molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and spice. Also, a vinous character very much like a good port. Smooth creamy texture. It's pretty subtle as far as yeast characteristics- a moderate undertone of earthy funk and some pungent tartness mainly define it. The alcohol is well-hidden except for accentuating the spice and port notes.

A well-crafted brew and surprisingly smooth and clean for a "wild" ale.

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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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