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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 for and released exclusively at SAVOR Fest 2012. Re-released to the general public on 6-18-13.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10938) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1268) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Relativt dov arom. Lite karamell och choklad. Väldigt balanserad i smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (114) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Strong, deep and a complex smell with some fruits, berries and raisins. Pours solid brown almost black with a creamy beige head. Taste is more bland than smell, and it is very nice and fresh. Thin and nice palate not very full. A surprisingly nice and fresh beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Hefiger, etwas säuerlicher Antrunk, im Mittelteil trocken werdend. Rund malzig, leichte Schokoladennoten. Malziges Finish...11/11/9/10/8/9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1409) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
With Zach watching the MC vs Olypiacos soccer game, pours a dark pitched brownish black pour with a huge java wispy colored head. Nose is tart and sour with some grainy notes. Taste is tart and sour, but not overwhelmingly so, grainy and yeasty ! Finishes on the same tasting notes with a moderately long sour yeasty alcoholic finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of brett and funk. Taste is of brett, funk, and yeast with oak notes along with wheat, dark fruits and hop notes into the funky, brett finish. Nice sour

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2052) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Wheat, Mild Raisins Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Burnt Wheat, Bready Malts Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Filling

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Impressive. A mix of fruit esters, sour, spice and liquor aromas. Rich colors of amber and brandy. Smooth and somewhat dry palate with a full mouthfeel. Flavors were concentrated and mixed. Oak, spice, subtle sour fruits and just a hint of bourbon. Very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4440) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a creamy beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Balanced mild sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Mild chocolate, some coffee, yeast, mild oak and roasty.
Overall impression: A really pleasant, tasty and fresh wild stout. I only feel that the body could have been a bit better. Felt a bit thin.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Inbreak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours close to black with a large fluffy, tan head. Slighly sour on the nose with hints of red berries and light roasty notes. Taste is moderate roasty with fruity notes and a dry and bitter finish. Some alcohol warmth. Medium-full body with high levels of co2.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours a murky brown with some thick tan head. Nose is earthy, herbal, bread crust, some acid, some dried citrus peel, a little allspice/juniper. Flavor is malty, peppery, a little ancho, raisin, dried cherry, vegetal. Herbal finish. Incongruous.


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