Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra IncognitaBoulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita
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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra IncognitaBoulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita

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
Photo of Beer_Ninja
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I live in San Antonio but I am originally from Kansas city MO. I am a huge advocate for everything that Boulevard does. I have tried just about everything that This brewery has to offer and there is not much that I do not like from them.

The bottle itself is very cool, Moroccan tapestry look to the label. The beer itself is very strong and full of flavor. The flavors are very middle eastern with anise and cardamom in the front. There is a typical aged beer alcohol taste that I have really grown to appreciate over the years. This is a great beer that I hope to see for years to come.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Chaney
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle popped with a huge thud that scared the shit out of the dog.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: My bad, I shoulda let this breathe for a bit longer. Poured pretty much all head and a sticky one at that. The color of the brew was a dark, dark amber/brown/red.

S: Smelled like milk that had been set out for a bit. Okay, now the grains are starting to poke through.

T: I think most people were expecting a Flanders Oude Bruin sorta beer out of this. This was more of a brown ale gone awry. Sure, I got some sourness, but it almost didn't taste intentional.

M: Extremely carbonated, like most Boulevard entries, and sticky head.

O: Not bad, but kinda expensive for what it was: A standard brown ale with some slightly sour leanings.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wasso67
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour from a large bottle into a pint glass. Thick brown foamy head which lasted and left a nice lace on the glass. Impressive dark brown color.

Smells earthy and full, hints of wood.

Mouthfeel is good, moderately heavy.

Slightly bitter taste with heady alcohol finish. Definitely a beer to sip as one would sip a fine whisky. I enjoyed it much. Very balanced and an interesting effort.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of ksimons
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-a dark chestnut with three fingers worth of light tan head

S-dark malt, dark fruity sweetness of cherries and plums, and a bit of yeasty funk and spice

T-taste is similar to the smell, but with a larger amount of sourness

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, sour finish

Overall an interesting beer with a nice sourness to it

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Shikimon for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Best by 2/2015.

Pours a murky super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sour fruit, and funky aromas. Taste is much the same with Brett and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid sour and funky aromas and flavors but there is nothing too exciting going on with this one.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 47.6% out of 100 with 590 ratings
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