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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Boulevard’s Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that we employ gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personality traits, Funk, Sour, and Fruit, presenting a picture of the ale at the time it was released. It will change as it ages, but don’t we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3—with beer aged from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion of the beer spent 11 months in stainless tanks, souring on Lactobacillus. While very tart, the sourness is short-lived and the beer finishes dry with a trace of oak. Color (EBC) 59 Bitterness (IBUs) 13 Original Gravity (Plato) 19.1 Terminal Gravity (Plato) 1.84 Alcohol (ABV) 9.5 CO2 - Bottles 6 g/


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle with my wife at my grandparents. Pour is murky amber with a small white head that dissipated. Big vinegar, lightly spicy, cinnamon, caramelly, bready, red wine, and woody aroma. Taste is big vinegar, fruity, somewhat spice, weird caramel malty, and bready with a big sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Much too vinegar heavy and not as good as the previous offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From noted. Woody with citrus funk and a decent toffee backbone. Very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (840) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
5cl bottle at Jekylls. Brewed 2013-02-28. Best before 2013-02-01. Amber red colour with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is fresh and laden with red fruits and Brett. Notes of citrus and some smoke. A tad acidious. Flavour is bitter. Red fruits and Brett again. Citrus. Short aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (4906) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Wow, this was good. Murky red, with a decent sized head. Smells like tart cherrie and balsamic vinegar. Taste is a smooth, tart mix of cherry, lemon, and oak, with notes of balsamic vinegar and citric acid. Very tasty stuff. Thanks to theisti for the trade!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kcorum10 (320) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a golden/amber like color with thick white head that is typical of boulevard beers. Aromas of slight sour with some sweet citrus. Flavors full of sour funk and well balanced with some sweet oak finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Expensive bottle. Murky burnt orange color with a light tan head. Sour dark fruit, lemon, earthy brett, dry wood aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Tart dark fruit flavors with caramel, wet wood, dry earthy brett, and mild aspirin--tasty

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Colour...cloudy dark amber with a thick head. Nose...very fruity with a lean toward orchard fruits, esp peaches and ’cots. Palate...loads of frothiness then a wave of funky fruit that seems mostly like overripe plums and apricots. There’s a Brooks prune complexity here as well as a yeasty aspect with hints of oak and a dry oaky finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
ice and tart with a good amount of funky brett. Sourness is perfect. Tart raspberries, strawberry, the barrel aging imparts a richness that doesn’t really come off as a bourbon barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bomber bottle share. Aroma is sour. Appearance is a murky bronze. Taste is sour followed by a hint of carmel/ red malt. Palate is so sour. Overall, a great sour. I would love to find a bottle of dis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4539) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is on the light side and has tart fruit, big woody character, lactic notes, toasted malts. The flavor is a bit bigger with some acidity, big wood character, tart fruit, lactic. This ends up finishing more dry than sour. Tasty.


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