Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
Good
592 Ratings
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra IncognitaBoulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have embarked upon a journey into the unknown, to a land where adventures in flavor await. Terra Incognita is, fittingly, an earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir or the two locations. Beginning with a grain bill of pale malt, amber malt, and both malted and unmalted wheat, it is then assertively hopped with Bravo and Styrian Goldings, dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings, and then barrel aged for nearly three months.

Added by metter98 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
592
pDev:
15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
122
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Look: Poured out of the 750ml bottle with a great deal of earth-tone colored foam (3-4 inches). It is a very nice dark bronze color and quite opaque. The head stays frothy for quite some time and never totally disappeared.

Smell: First notes are of fruity tartness with a slight vinegary tinge. Only a slight caramel malt scent.

Taste: A quick, and dry, sour bite comes first. Then there are a few flavors melding together: grapes, pumpkin, caramel, spices, toasted nuts, charred oak, and very tart cherries. There are bitter notes, but not necessarily from the hop additions as this beer is around 38 IBUs. For being an 8+% ABV brew, it does not drink like one.

Feel: This is brew is of a medium body (not too thick, not too thin) and very dry and effervescent on the tongue.

Overall: This is a good beer but I probably would not buy it again. It is a bit on the sour side, which I am not a big fan of, and a bit too dry on the tongue. The sourness was not overpowering, though, and this brew had many other flavors to keep it interesting (whiskey, oak, caramel, fruit).

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Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on date is faded but reads 2014. Pours a midnight red color with a light khaki colored head that thins out swiftly. Smells of ripe raisins, toffee, caramel, and rich chocolate. Also hints of biscuity malts with a subtle red wine smell detected. It's almost sour, but because of the sweetness is nullified after breathing back out. A lot of different smells going on with this brew. Tastes of overly ripened cherry, bitter chocolate, ripened figs, dried dates. Overall very drinkable at 9 plus percent abv. I'll buy another bottle to share with friends since this is an awesome co-lab.

Cheers!

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Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of stratusjeans
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rajendra82
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The deep burgundy colored body was not highly carbonated, and the one finger thick head was short lived. The smell was very wine like, with sour, fruity, woody aromas dominating the nose, and this was backed by a rose like floral aromas. The taste was that of raisins up front, with a followup of cherry. There were some hints of chocolate and toffee in the finish. The aftertaste was oak, vanilla, and a touch of banana. The body of the beer was a little thin and the feel slick. A nice creation, but a bit pricey for the quality.

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Photo of balinor
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose wet wood,mild malt, sourness, slight nuttiness, dark fruit,&mustiness;.Taste yogurt, oak,dark fruit, sourness, seedy bitter finish;3.3!

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrojanRB
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alamode
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brilliant chestnut under a 3” pillowy lightly tan tinted foam cap that leaves clumpy lace. A spicy nose with a hint of anise, a touch of roast, faint vanilla and bourbon. It pours creamy and drier than the nose might suggest with dark kettle sugars, a hint of horehound, cola, and anise that culminate in a dry roasty bitter finish. Some astringency on the finish from the grain or maybe the hops is not altogether pleasant. Medium to medium high carbonation and medium full body.

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Photo of The_Dude_710
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rome5309
4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A well composed orchestra of different flavors... The wine flavor really sets it apart

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Photo of Fitze
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patrickomatic
1.25/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Very overcarbonated, took 5-6 minutes for foam to dissipate. Smells of chlorophenols, highly carbonated on the tongue. There may be a little malt in the taste but it's mostly dominated by phenols. Definitely an infected bottle

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Photo of 510a
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of svensaison
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 592 ratings