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Boulevard Love Child No. 3

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Boulevardís 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 donít we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3ówith 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/


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hophead1977 (14) - , Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
I guess I donít get it...maybe too much time spent drinking hippy beer, but this shit was moose piss! Budweiser from a can tastes marginally better, yet smells the same as this...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle pour @ Churchillís. Hazed amber pour with a white head. Light acetic notes, cherry skin, and some oranges. Light lactic note, red grape, and a touch of malt sweetness. Flavor is fairly tart. Moderate acetic character, cherry skin, and orange peel. Grass, oak, and a touch of grape.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
750mL at Churchillís Sour Fest. Full haze orange tea pour. Medium foam with wispy lacing. Nose is funky orange peel, mild cabbage. Taste is salty with many acids combining- lactic, citric, and acetic. Tannic bitterness. Long leathery palate with saltiness. More flashes of cabbage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear amber colored beer with a small, dense, beige head. Some vinegar on the nose, with dried apricots, some berries and a faint note of caramel. Lacks a bit on complexity maybe, but itís certainly nice. That goes for the flavor too, where thereís vinegar, oak notes, caramel hints and dried fruits. Full to medium body, very soft on the palate, pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. Definitely a nice American sour, the bourbon well hidden. 130812

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6439) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle at Christiansand brygghus. Pours red amber with an off white head. Aroma of sour grapes, some cherries, malt, some funk and berries. Flavor is sour and fruity with some caramel, red berries, cherries and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, brett, berries and funk. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long very dry, sour and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1270) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Ar: big, big tartness, lots of bourbonnotes as well, fudge and vanilla, alcohol, basement aromas, barnyard, earthy, butterscotch, herbs, grass, very potent and very intriguing. Ap: hazy copper colour, medium beige head, lacing. T: heavy tartness, lightly bitter and medium sweetness, vinegar, alcohol, lemons and again notes of bourbon. P: medium body, soft carbonation, tart and warming finish. T: World class.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3304) - 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 (2912) - 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 (924) - 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.


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