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RATINGS: 127   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Very good sour. Reminds me of some of the best geuzes. The funk is immediate and apparent in the aroma and taste. Sour apple, aged wood, and yeast. Tried at the Cuniganís tasting party in 2012.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a beautiful red-orange with a fast fizzling light khaki head. Smells a little sour with a slight hint of vanilla sweetness. Taste is sour with some sweetness underneath. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Love Child #2 finishes with a sour tingle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle from Gomerís Leeís Summit. Aroma is light but tartness and a hint of leathery funk are detectable. Small white head disappears quickly leaving only tiny bubbles around the rim of a cloudy burnt orange color. Sour (but not too sour) from the start, with nice tart fruit elements throughout- apricot, cherry, and lemon (maybe thatís just the sour) become more vinuous at the finish. The leather mixes with the oak barrel and there is a hint of bourbon, which i could do without but it didnít bother me either. Altho the head is gone the carbonation is still evident and changes from tingly to lightly creamy at the end. Finish is perfectly dry to leave you wanting another drink and itís not so sour that you feel you need a break. Altho the reviewer below is not really a fan, i loved Collage/Conflux and i love this! I keep telling myself i wonít buy any more but when i come across it i just canít say no. Amazing beer and wonderful blending by the folks at Boulevard- possibly the best theyíve done yet (but Saison Brett is hard to top.) All of my favorite characteristics without anything overdone. I donít think this is one to age since it is so good now but i may save back a bottle or two to see what happens. If i can hold off on drinking it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Awesome beer. Super sour with cherries and a hint of green apple. A little oaky wood in there too. Nice bit of funk. I would love to try this one again with a couple years of aging.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Boulevard said they named this "Love Child" because of all the time, love and care they put into this beer. It truly shows. This is one of the best sours I have had. If you can get a bottle, do so. Now.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bought a 750ml / 1 PINT, 9.4 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this from The Red Monk in Des Moines, IA for $25 (what a steal!). Poured from the Orange/Yellow/Red Labeled bottle w/ silver stars on it into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has BATCH NUMBER/BEST BY DATE: 2012-2, 03-2014 on the back of the label. Aroma- Light cherries, slight funk, and then a nice barrel/aged finish. Very complexed and subtle into you really stick your nose in the glass. Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head that bubbles up and then dies. Has a light amber colored body with slight haziness. Leaves no lacing behind. Flavor- The flavor of this one is just like the aroma, complexed and tough to figure out. Sweet, tart, and light cherries are all positive in here. Almost no bitterness but rather a sweet finish mixed with a medium sour attribute. Nice! Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Puckers with tons of sour barnyard attributes and then a barrel note is caught on the finish. Incredible! Overall Impression- WOW! This one has to be one of my favorites from Boulevard! The barrel aged notes I found in here were VERY impressive since this was a sour beer. Highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this and aging if you have the chance! I sure will be.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HelloSummy (3) - - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
Scrumdiddlyumptious! I would drink this often. Probably one of the more unique things to come out of the Boulevard brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 shared at Caponeís with a generous benefactor. Pours turbid orangy dark strawish colored with off-white head. Nose is tart, lactic, fruity, funky. Tastes complex, fruity, with a lot of caramel flavor, lactic sourness, and a tart, crisp finish. This is a sour done right.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a ruby murky rusty color with a touch of mocha colored head that dissipate immediately. RIpe dark fruit aromas of rotted fig, wet bark, sour cherry and a mulled vanilla rise from the background. On the palate this is a well made perfectly balanced sour red with great finesse. Good measures of acidity, funk and antiquity come through beautifully. Gonna lay one down for a bit and see what happens...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
khan (19) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a light and clear red/orange with an aroma of wine, cherries, vanilla. Flavor is sour with a slight sweetness, but just enough to help keep it balanced, as well as some vanilla and oak tones. Overall a fantastic sour by Boulevard.


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