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Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita (Batch 1 & 2)

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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 brewing and flavor await. Terra Incognita is, fittingly, an earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of the two locations. Beginning with Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown pale malt, and combined with amber malt, wheat, and malted wheat, it is then assertively hopped with Bravo and Styrian Goldings, dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings, and finally barrel aged with Brettanomyces in Missouri oak.
Originally brewed at Boulevard and released exclusively on draft at SAVOR Fest 2012. Batch 2 was brewed at Boulevard and re-released to the general public in bottles on 6-18-13.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a 5 finger foamy/frothy tan head. Aroma (through lots of head) is sour and dark. Med + body. Flavor is dark malt, wood and some seriously sour fruit. This is not vinegar sour. It’s dark fruit bretty. No cherry here. Apparently no fruit of any kind here, but I guess it’s the Goldings. When the foam is gone the aroma is quite earthy/sour, and the flavor generates a hint of chocolate - but it finishes earthy/sour. Mouth fatigue means not so sour as the start, but sour. This is a rather elegant ale, and if popular wines were earthy, this would be a fitting alternative. Ain’t the way of the world. tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a crazy thick head, not even a vigorous pour and chilled more than it should have been! Everything is complex, aroma has peppery spiciness and pecan pie wrapped in a bready envelope. Flavor is similar, piling on layers of vanilla leather caramel and cola (perhaps an effect of the carbonation), just a bit of funk. Semi-dry and almost salty. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle to tulip Yeast, bread, earth, malt, and citrus. Dark brown with a 2 cm, frothy, light tan head. Very malty, light coffee, vanilla, yeast, and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark, amber colour with a thin, white bubbly head. Fruity aroma with spicy hints, bretts and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity/spicy. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
Bottled. A black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, wood, brettanomyces, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, and brettanomyces, leading to a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. dense light brown head. aroma. sourness, berries, vinegar, spice. Flavour. Sourness, vinegar, barnyard, berries. Medium to full bodied. ends sour and berryish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at yespr. Dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of red wine. Light roasted flavor of caramel and brett with notes of red wine. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle@Yespr’s - dark brown beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sour fruity, sweet malty, bourbon infused wooden notes forwards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
clear dark red, smooth offhite head. aroma is flowery, sweet malty, nice balancing floewry hops, flavor is wood, flowers, yeasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
75 cl, bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, yeast and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (135) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Got in 11/2014. Aged at 55 degrees until 6/4/2015. Pours dark with light lacy head. Lighter carbonation. Nice light fruit with some biscuit flavor. Some raisin and wheat flavors. The hint of bourbon and wine barrel notes makes it a really nice finish. Wish I had more than one bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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