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

 
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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 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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3.8
dj110 (52) - Lome, TOGO - APR 1, 2018
UPDATED: APR 2, 2018 Bottle form 2013, stored 5 years in the celler. Very dark brown color, nearly black. Pours with nice, big, beige head. In aroma some bretts right away-very subtle though. Raisins, figs, vanilla, caramel, some roasted malts also, some grassiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Taste is just slighty sour with bit touch of sweetness, very pleasnt - same as in aroma-very complex, bit woody, bit funky, very earthy with long lasting, medium biterness. Interesting and taste beer which ages very well.

2.5
drukoff (12) - - NOV 12, 2017
This beer was not the finest I've ever hard, but I also did not hate it. Simply not the best sour.

3.6
Svesse (9315) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2017
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with big, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, vanilla, toffee, wood, crisp-bread and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Malty, spicy taste with caramel, dried fruit, crisp-bread, prunes, bourbon, wood, some coffee, spices and a finish with a balanced spicy bitterness and a light acidity shining through. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and quite interesting, with both oak and some brett coming through. Nice one.

3.7
Sigmund (8267) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2017
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 8.5%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black, with a huge beige head. Aroma of red wine vinegar, brettanomyces and oak. The flavour is not vinegary, but very oaky and moderately spicy, with a warming mouthfeel.

3.9
rumproasts (6053) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 15, 2017 Bottle. Deep brown with big head. Overcarbonated, slight bottle bomb. Funky Brett aroma. Malt, but fairly light mouthfeel. Dark fruit, woody, funky, vanilla. Hint of bourbon. Really interesting, and quite tasty as well.

3.6
jw0406 (1331) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
2013 bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of light peaches, plums, light vanilla. Medium bodied, aging nicely, could use another few years..

4
BuckeyeBoy (9515) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2017
750ml bottle from backlog. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose has tons going on pitfruit sour notes barrel vanilla and nice malt. Taste is more of the nice sour notes barrel like the nose tons going on fruit and funk.

4
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown, with a beige head. Complex, woody, funky aroma, caramel, hops, chocolate, vanillin, earth, dark fruit, whiskey. Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, lively CO2. Complex, lightly roasted, funky taste, light acidity, caramel, hops, earth, vanilla, tannins, chestnut, light chocolate. Very well balanced, long finish. (2016-03-18)

3.7
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
0,7L , Botle: Ale Age in Whisky Barrels on the LABEL: Brown clear colour, with a big head. Aroma i sour, citrus, flowery, alcy, raisins, Woody, vanilla. Flavor had a nice mix of sour,, mild chcolate, raisin, Woody/smokey mouth feeling! Nice medium body and finish!

3.6
alexsdad06 (11770) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm from notes. Pours a clear deep amber/mahogany color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is woody, tart fruits, caramel, molasses with some Brett funk. The flavor has caramel, molasses, woody, earthy, Brett funk, mildly tart fruits, interesting enough.


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