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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4792) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Unclear golden, good foam. Aromas of red berries , good fruitiness & brett: medium/ high aroma intensity. Good sourneS- some bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours ruby, minimal head. Smell grapefruit, citrus and lactic funk. Taste amazing sour, tangerine and lactic citrus Medium body Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Corked bottle
Hazy amber color, small compact head. The sour aroma is mild, a bit funky, woody. Good body; lean malt flavor, with no residual sweetness, strong sourness, good wood character (no evidence of bourbon, which is better for this sharp vinous beer). Well brewed, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Doften påminner så oerkört om något bekant. Men är det inte Rodenbach helt enkelt? jo jag tror det. Brutalt stickande syra. Underbart! Riktig salivsprutare. Ett glas är allt man pallar. Tack för tipset Egil

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (7681) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Hazy copper with a small head. What a beer! Nice tartness and with berries, wood, malt, grass, some alcohol and fruit. Really refreshing and nicely drinkable. Just lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bomber at WTWBA. Slightly sour, funky, and slight fruit. Maybe just a touch of wood from the aging. Decent, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Funky, musk and malt on the nose. Big warm acid, chewy malt. Lots of acid, warm and tangy. Chewy mouthfeel, acid, big and slightly warm into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
750mL bottle, pours an opaque murky orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out tart dark fruits, some bourbon barrels, a little vinegar and some worcestershire sauce. Flavour brings out tart dry dark fruits, light use of bourbon barrels, moderate vinegar. Wonderful blend of the sour and the bourbon, though the latter element is not that dominant. Not too sour, though still quite puckering. ABV is very well-concealed. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Pours Light brown/deep orange with frothy, off white head. opaque much like a quad. A Ton of light brown sediment. Aroma has a lot of orange, caramel and malt. Mouth is very sour but very good. A lot of malt and sweet fruits. Some cherry and orange. Creamy, Medium bodied with a Very dry, tart finish. Surprisingly, I didn’t detect any bourbon, anywhere. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
750 ml bottle from Binnys Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL). Finally opened this puppy after some good fridge time. Pours a deeper orange amber pour, some healthy haze and glow in the body is deeper, keeps well. Some nicer glow on the edges and bottom show some life. Frothy tannish offwhite mixed head atop dies to a frothy layer, sticks around small and laces ok. Aromas are touches of vinegar, richer oak, wet wood and some gentle leather. Cherries, some carmelized and bready malts stick into the fray. Touches of red wine, oak, and lactic acidity. Initial is a firmer sour vibe, a bit acedic off the bat. Red wine, vinegarette, touches of oak and vanilla mix with some biscuity malts, bread, and some toastiness. Cherries, some cherry skin, lactic acidity is lemony, more red wine and Balsamic elements. Middle is a touch more grounded but still keeps a firm sourness into the middle, some more girth, biscuits and bready elements. Some wood, caramel, still a firmer lactic acidity as we taper out. Lemons, oak, and vinegar as we round the corner. Gentle funk, wood tannins, vanilla, and sourness as we keep moving. A bit harsh at times, the beer offers some interesting flavors and play at times, some downright harshness at others. Red fruit elements, brett, and acidity as we finish up. That malt body still peeks through firmly in jabs at times, but acedic at others. This is ok.. I had higher hopes and can see them trying to up the sour ante from #2. That said, it seems to go a little wrong somewhere and gets a little harsh even for my palate. Ok.

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