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Boulevard Love Child No. 3

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pieeetr (31) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
This saison flirts with spontaneous fermented beer, Weiss and Belgium Trippel ale. What I enjoy is its acidity that has some interesting notes. One of the best saisons I've had the pleasure of trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Vanilla oak on the nose... Flavor is malty but not overwhelmingly so, notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla... Fairly tart, really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2415) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Flaska från SB. Lätt och elegant rödöl med en välavvägd och distinkt syrlighet som samtidigt känns lätt och elegant möter en fruktig bärighet med lätt körsbärskärnebeska. Krikon, körsbär, lactosyrlighet, körsbärsspån, väl sammanvävda smaker och dold alkohol. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice lactic, hints of caramel, sour cherry, berry notes, nice oaky tones, hints of spice, slight caramel and toffee notes balance as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark red fruits, nice berry, sour cherry into a slight acetic note but balances well, hints of lactic lemon, slight oaky tones, vanilla, finishing fairly sour, oaky, and bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (3986) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Big bottle shared @Churchill Arms. Murky golden brown with off white head. Aroma is tart and sour, malt, fruit, harmonic and wood. Taste is very well balanced; tart and moderately sweet, cherry, wood, bread, funk amd earthy notes. Fantastic balance betweem sour/tart and malty sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy tart woody aroma. Fruity malty woody tart sour caramel flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody caramel finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3287) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): eneste trekk i stilkarakter er det kortvarige skummet. Panelet sukker fornøyd, dette er bare helt i toppklasse. Mesterlig. Akkurat nå trenger vi ikke noe annet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (6199) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours deep nutty clear brown with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is sour, brett, fruits and berries. Taste is fresh, crisp fruity sourness, apples, dried apricot, very well hidden alcohol, dangerously easy drinkable, rhubarb, sour heaven

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
750 ml shared bottle. Clear deep copper with a creamy small beige head. Sour malty oakey leathery berry bourbon vanilla. Medium bodied, and super smooth. Mellow grapefruity, wooden flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle: Pour is fairly murky golden brown , with a fairly modest fine bubbled off white head into this glass. It retains on the modest side, with very light lace here - The nose is sour brown initial ; caramel, sweet tart, moving to a dusty oak treatment, with cherry pits and berries present. The flavor profile begins modest sour tartness; cherry and sweet bread, moving to more sweet tart, with a lingering bittering funk near the finish. The barrel treatment provides modest oaked elements but I question the bourbon note here. There is a hint of earth, I notice, near the finish with a touch of vanilla. Anyway - a fine attempt, I thought

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