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RATINGS: 232   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/

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19308) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3047) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (596) - 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 :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (702) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (169) - - 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

   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream head. Tart ad light sour aroma with fruitiness. Tart/sour flavor with light bourbon, light acetic notes, and green apple. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger with light bourbon and green apple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UTistheLaw (1) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Poured from 750 into Rodenbach glass. Vinegar tartness with light barrel and funk. Some sour fruits in the nose. Rich caramel look. I’m glad I have some more of this in the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Funky nose with sour citrus and berry notes. Malty and caramelly flavor up front, then a big sour vinegar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (526) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2013
A hazy brown-red beer with a small, quickly dissipating off-white head. The aroma is yeast, wood, sweet, and tart cherries. The flavor is quite funky with lots of tart cherry and smooth alcohol in the finish.

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