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RATINGS: 241   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/


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Reddish-brown with a white head. The aroma has some light funk to it as well as some cherries and oak. The flavor is a bit different. I get some brown sugar notes up front, as well as some maple and light funk. There is also some Belgian yeast notes as well as some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Really digging this Love Child series. Just wish I could get a bit more of them. This one pours hazy copper with a beige head. The aroma has some toasty malt, lots of bugginess, vanilla, light bourbon, dark berries and dry red wine. It has a medium husky body with lush carbonation that is fairly soft. The flavor begins with logs of funky bugginess & is fairly tart and sour. There is also a fruitiness that seems like blackberries and raspberries and it has a unique spiciness to it. the finish is sour & funky and shows just a bit of the barrels. Another excellent beer from Boulevard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Jared. Hazy ruby pour with no head. Sour funk and light cherry aroma. Taste is similar, solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours hazy mahogany into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour cherry and oak aromas. Tart with spicy balsamic and cherry upfront turning to oak and bitter earth in the lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (668) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours murky orange with thin tan head. Nose is cherries, olive, cheese. Initial sweetness dries out, quite sour, no aftertaste, yum

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a white head. Vinegar, cherries, oak, tart. It's a very good sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle @ Avery SourFest 2013. Pours a dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Whiskey, caramel, dark fruity, spicy aroma. Tangy red fruity, spicy whiskey, a touch boozy, toffee flavor that’s fairly tart and somewhat acetic. This was ok but honestly, I haven’t been a big fan of the whole series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Hazy orange-red color. Some bits of yeast floating in the body. Minimal off-white head. No lace sticks. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Medium body. Lightly dry in the finish. Nice fruity raspberry aroma, some oak, wood. Tart taste, lightly spicy. Solid sour. Don’t get much bourbon, though [for some reason I was under the impression that this was bourbon barrel-aged]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle at the Beercraft tasting in Rohnert Park. Tart red fruit and malt, acetic and lactic notes. Heavy malt vinegar with a little bourbon vanilla. Nice firm acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
From a 750 ml. Aroma is oak, sour cherries, and a touch of bourbon. Flavors sour cherries, green apple, caramel, oak, and bourbon. Great sour, glad I have a few bombers left. Great beer!!


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