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Boulevard Love Child No. 2

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
A cloudy brown beer with a quickly dissipating beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, cherry, and citrus. The flavor is wood and vanilla up front with a very nice tart cherry that intensifies in the finish. Quite sour but also quite delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3705) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a glowing reddish orange with a medium, off white head. Aroma of raspberries and mildly tart cherries. Medium funk, mild vinegar, some apparent oak notes. A mild wine quality as well. Flavor is subtle sourness, nuanced fruit and vinuous notes. The funk starts to come out as it opens up. Light, fruity berry tartness. Mild leather and oak. As well as notes of tart cherry. Body is on the light side of medium. Finishes tart with mild vinnegar notes. Pretty nice wild ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to me! Pours deep, cloudy amber with beige, somewhat fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, notes of some funk, acidic, cherry with light hints of bourbon and extremely subtle wood. Flavor is fairly complex, much the same as aroma and sour. Light-medium body with a light but yet fizzy carbonation. Overall, for $20 I better like this!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4623) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle at Flying Saucer-Little Rock, 6/20/12

Aroma: The nose has lots of sour/tart berries, with some brett/funk, yeast, and wood
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange-amber color with minimal head, and no lacing
Flavor: Tastes much like you’d expect from the nose: sour and tart with the same notes coming though
Palate: The body of this one is fairly light, it is quite drinkable, and the alcohol is rather well-hidden
Overall Impression: I thought that this was a really good sour. Nicely made, and hits all the right marks for the style. Good job here by Boulevard. I’m glad I saw this one up on the New Arrivals - Bottles section, as it was pretty easy to miss and based on the limited number of reviews, I doubt it is something that would have stumbled over again anytime soon if I had missed it. I found this one to be quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours amber with a khaki head. Aroma is cherries, oak, and funk. Flavor is leather, cherry and berries, wood, earthy funky notes, tart and vinegary.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2012
SUPERB! Dominant lactic sourness with a light, backdrop of bourbon inspired vanilla. 9.6% abv is undetectable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a nice clear amber with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is not too funky, and it also has some tropical fruit and a small amount of sweetness from the bourbon. The flavor has the sourness up front with a cider-like taste, but quickly moves to a sweeter flavor with some of the bourbon in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 750ml bottle. Fruity and tart aroma, with notes of oak, vanilla, red grape, cherry and faint background sweetness. Cloudy red-orange in color, head is slight and fading. Flavor profile is predominantly fruity, also woody and earthy, plenty more red/berryish fruitiness here along with faint hints of vanilla, citrus and balsamic. Finishes very tart and dry, nary a trace of the alcohol to be found. Low in effervescence, moderate level of acidity here. Not a bad example of a Flanders Red style sour, would be nicer if it came in smaller bottles and at a lower price. Thanks to Eugene!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2012
750ml bottle dated best by 03-2014 poured into Boulevard tulip glass. Batch 2012-1. Aroma: oak, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, cherries, bread, earthy, basement aromas, bit of funkiness. reminds me Bourbon Barrel Quads aromas (most likely the same oak barrels) and also vaguely familiar to New Belgiums La Folie. Appearance: brown with a slight reddish tint. hardly no head formed. very thin looking when swirling glass. hazy. no visible bubbles rising. Taste: medium sweet, heavy sour, extremely light bitterness Palate: finish is very tart but fades quickly. mild bitterness and medium sour linger. light body and thin texture. slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft but still pleasing to the palate. Overall: This is a very drinkable sour/wild ale. The tartness of it is perfect to me. I struggled to finish a bottle of La Folie due to the sourness but this goes down easily. The 9.6% ABV is well hidden. Looking forward to future releases in the Love Child series despite the higher price compared to other Smokestack bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Parkville 2011. I think I may have gotten the last pour off the keg. The beer is not super sour, more in the traditional Flanders style with cherry sweetness and an underlying earthy, dirty, sourness. Its thick and complicated with lots of earthy yet berry flavors. Lots of thick, bready malts rolled in there as well. The light sourness is a nice complement.


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