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Boulevard Love Child No. 3

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14764) - 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 it’s certainly nice. That goes for the flavor too, where there’s 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6298) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8651) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1204) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3166) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From noted. Woody with citrus funk and a decent toffee backbone. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (908) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Wow, this was good. Murky red, with a decent sized head. Smells like tart cherrie and balsamic vinegar. Taste is a smooth, tart mix of cherry, lemon, and oak, with notes of balsamic vinegar and citric acid. Very tasty stuff. Thanks to theisti for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a golden/amber like color with thick white head that is typical of boulevard beers. Aromas of slight sour with some sweet citrus. Flavors full of sour funk and well balanced with some sweet oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Expensive bottle. Murky burnt orange color with a light tan head. Sour dark fruit, lemon, earthy brett, dry wood aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Tart dark fruit flavors with caramel, wet wood, dry earthy brett, and mild aspirin--tasty

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