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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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.

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Ratings: 590 |  Reviews: 107
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A huge tan head sits static atop a dark brown brew.

Aroma of ripe and sour grapes and plums. Wheat, sugar and damp hay are involved.

Sugar, grain and a candied tartness to the tongue. Oak and a subtle note of fusel alcohol at the back of the throat.

Medium bodied and actually more viscous than dry.

Not as bold as expected, but fairly complex and tasty. Not a huge fan of Wild Ales, but glad I tackled this one, although I likely won't return for more.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle at Haven in Orange, CA.

Very thankful that Raul didn't order this on his own and that the the fighting couple next to him gave him a pour out of their 750 - because this thang is rank! Well, not as high as a 4 Star General "rank," but maybe Sargent.

It warms...

It's ok, but, yeah, no.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

BB Feb 2015

Despite a very cautious pour, this beer filled my tulip with almost nothing but beige coloured head. Just mountainous. Fades slowly, lots of lacing. The beer is dark chestnut brown.

Nose contains tart cherry, yeast, sweet bready malts and a bit of spicing. Oak. The whisky is noticeable but I don't find it particularly pungent.

Taste is a let down. Very dry, with a flavour of oak, yeast and whisky. Tart. The dryness is not pleasant. Not impressive.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Feels heavy. Very astringent.

Overall, not good. I will certainly not be finishing the bottle.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by date on bottle: 02-2015

Load pop at opening but no gushing; still plenty of foamy head dominating the initial pour (barely any liquid, just foam); had to let it settle before topping off the glass.

Bold, reddish-brown body with a very thick, very long-lasting light tan head; huge globs of clinging foam and stringy lacing. Strong wine and vinegar aroma; dark malt scents peak out after some of the wine and vinegar smells bleed away; aged, ripened apples. Initial light roasted malt grain flavor quickly gives way to astringent and boozy flavors; Bitterness barely noticeable at the finish. Thin, light mouthfeel; smooth; very dry finish.

Although wild ales aren't one of my 'go-to' styles, I find this collaboration effort to be very approachable. Strong wild yeast, barrel aging, and strong ABV elements predominate smell and taste and may not be anything exceptional, but great looks and decent mouthfeel add to the appeal of this beer.

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3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cracks open with a gunshot though there was no volcano effect; pours with a huge ecru head sitting atop the coffee-colored liquid; excellent retention and lacing

Smell: Toasted wheat bread and leather; undertones of plum, concord grape and oak

Taste: Toasted wheat with a hint of caramel, up front, but a band aid flavors overwhelms by mid-palate and in the finish; there are other aspects that are more enticing (plum, oak barrel, herbal spicing) but they are dominated by the leathery band aid flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Despite the appearance and interesting aromatics, the beer is a disaster on the palate, with the band aid flavors dominating; each sip is a challenge and not in a good way

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 590 ratings
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