Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
590
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
122
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 590 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of tangentialsermon
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Dark cherry brown with an impresssive, long lasting head. sticky lacing.

S-Cherry, clove, nutmeg.

T-Crisp tartness overflows with blackberry and cherry, finishes with strong whiskey notes from the barrel aging.

M-Pleasant carbonation pushes forward the fruit and whiskey.

O-Much better than I expected considering peer reviews. Not astonishing for the price but not bad either.

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Photo of DSkilling
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IPA1978
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of psdonnelly
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of stephensinner
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Roy1586
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mbw314
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bigbeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BourbonDork
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of emyers
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown with an explosive beige head (fills 3/4 of the glass with a fairly conservative pour).

Smell: Interestingly, the first two aromas that I pick out are nutmeg and cinnamon. Not sure where that's coming from, but a mild tartness takes over followed by oak. Not really getting any whiskey here.

Tasste: The whiskey barrels are more apparent, but still very mild. Definitely some barnyard/earthy funk going on along with chocolate and very slight tartness. Nothing really takes over here, and this beer, while interesting, ultimately comes off as very mild flavor-wise.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, not nearly as heavy on the carbonation as the pour would suggets.

Overall: This is certainly a unique beer and I'm glad I tried it, but I feel like it really needed something to stand out and take over, and it just didn't happen.

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Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Black in the glass, three finger fluffy tan head, clear amber around the edges.

S-Plums, grapes, oak, mild funk, earthy grassy notes, some chocolate.

T-Starts with grapes and plums with cherries as well. Has some mild funk. Earthy notes and some roasted malt. Chocolate as it warms.

M-Lighter, not as much carbonation as when pouring.

O-After reading the reviews I was worried, but the beer was pleasant, not out of this world, but worth the one time try.

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Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Consumed 8/30/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Darker than expected, dark, dark brown - pours light a tan head, keeps a solid cap, leaves some serious streaks of lacing

Smell: Dark malts and some sourness - caramel and cooked malts - kind of grainy - some funk - lactic, wet sourness - musty and damp - some vinegar, acetone, and some fruit

Taste: Cooked malts, wet sour, and yeasty funk - caramel and amber malts, with a lot of grainy earthiness - wet, musty, damp funk - wet, acetone-like sour, with some lactic acidity and vinegar - some wood - some fruits - very earthy, dirty, rough

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, a bit too damp, earthy, and dirty to be easy drinking

Overall: Wash yourself, Terra

I love Sierra Nevada. I really enjoy Boulevard. But I'm rather unimpressed by this beer. It's sour in an earthy, dirty, harsh way. Maybe this needed some more time?

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Photo of BWarrington
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Ruddy/murky dark copper brown. Head is tan, bubbly, and sticky. Forms a massive bubbly head that drops to a small cap and collar. Chunky lacing. Relatively high carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Sweet leather and dark cherry. Faint hints of vanilla and barrel. Some underlying funk adds a damp earthiness to everything. Some minor bourbon. Slightly sweet malt base with some herbal notes. Slight touch of cherry in the mix. Acetic as it warms with a bit of lactic finish.

Taste: Powdery and slightly spicy yeast. Very faint bourbon with some cherry flesh. Leather and seltzer water. A hint of caramel malt and spicy esters. Earthy and damp with a distinctly dirty finish. Mildly acetic with a slight citric finish. Cellar damp and musty. No depth, finishes super clean and fast.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high carbonation. Mediumish light body. Clean and bubbly with a mild astringency.

Overall: Hidden in plain sight.

Earthy seltzer water with a slight tart funk. Mediocre.

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Photo of ezperkins2
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of ESPNman
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Near-black with a very thick off white head. Good retention, little lacing. Almost a completely opaque beer... Surprisingly hazy still.

S- This beer has a very complex and somewhat confusing nose to it. Some fruity dark cherry melds nicely with the funky barnyard tart notes. The earthy hops and British-barley wine style notes seem out of place.

T- It is much like the nose, but maybe even a little less coherent. There is a lot going on here, but not all of it really belongs. The start of the beer is rich fruit and juicy plum. From there it hits a kind of odd note of tart English ale and earthy pale ale flavors. It finishes with a dry funk.

M - Thinner than I anticipated. Highly carbonated. Dry tart finish.

O - This is a confusing beer to me. In isolation, there are some good things going on here. Together, it just never really hits the right notes. Its good, but not great.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of scruffwhor
4/5  rDev +9%

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 590 ratings.
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