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RATINGS: 206   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/


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2013
750ml bottle @ Brewdog Bar, Stockholm

Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sour berries, tart fruits and funky yeasty notes. Taste is sour, sweetish and tart with notes of berries, funky yeast, cherries and wood. Finish is smooth, sweetish and mildly sour with tart berries and wooden notes. Nice, quite complex and balanced sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1102) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Pours red amber with medium white head Aromas of bretta, cherries, caramel, citrusy fruits Nice typical bretta built with caramel, cherries, honey, citrusy fruits ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1465) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Pours murky dark amber with brown and reddish hue, low light tan head. Aroma of red grapes, bretta, cherries, light apples and grass. Taste is sour cherry and tart followed by a mellow woody and earthy finish. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Pours murky amber. Aroma is red currant, brett, lemon, cherries. Taste is sour cherries, peach, lemon, bitter almond. Quite tart but very well balanced! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Bottled at Brewdog Bar, Stockholm. Cloudy deep amber, small head. Funky sour nose with oak, old hay and chardonnay. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Intense yet soft and relaxed, wood and sour cherries. Mild peppery heat in a vinous finish. A class act that blews me away with complex flavours and relaxed malt profile. Hats off to Boulevard, IMHO one of the best breweries in the known universe!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has light sweetness...malt and very faint sweet vinegar. Flavor is very tart...acidic...light fruitiness like berry and rhubarb...sour and vinous...no real bourbon to speak of. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry, tart rhubarb and oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (568) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Hazy, dark brown iced tea color with lively, quickly dissipating tan head. While cold, the aroma is fairly winey, with some caramel, toffee, barnyard funk, lemon and florals. Bourbon and oak emerge as it warms a bit. Initially sour flavor, some green apple and citrus, with toasty bitterness and some caramel. Very effervescent with a bit of a powdery, dry finish. The bourbon and alcoholic warmth tend to hit directly in the chest, as the citric sourness and fruit pummel the olfactory. I wonder what kind of aging this could withstand.. Incredibly unique sour brew :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750mL bottle. Split. A: Red clay with a drifting creme colored head. Lazy bubbles, but very nice legs. N: Bourbon, caramel, lactic acid, and plenty of oak. Some lemon and grapefruit. Balsamic vinegar and olive. A hint of acetone, cherries, and wine grapes. Biscuity sweetness. Lots of sweet and sour flavors. T: Very, very sour, but it’s pointed and clean. Lots of lacto in here. Bourbon/oak sweetness come through on the end of the palate. Some cherry and brett funk grow stronger as the beer warms. M: Dancing carbonation keeps this light and clean. O: This is what I remember Cascade sours being like before they came their current sweet-tart sensation (albeit without the brett). This is delicious stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (168) - - AUG 4, 2013
I liked this a lot. Easy drinking. Not as sour as La Folie but definitely sour. Still, a light sweetness helped cut the sour along with a more pronounced oak flavor. Very well balanced. Struggled a bit as it warmed up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Aromas and flavors of sweet/sour cherries, with American oak nuances of dill pickle... and subtle notes of vanillin bourbon, which dissipate after hours open. Solid tart, mouthwatering acidity... Almost a bit to sour IMO. A hint of sweetness rounds out the profile. A bold sour... seriously.. there is nothing delicate about this one. Best to try this at 55 degrees and again at 65 degrees... I personally preferred this a bit closer to room temp. Another over-the-top styled one from 'The Boulevard'. Intriguing, though not the easiest to drink. Yet, I kept going back for more... A conundrum of sorts.. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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