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RATINGS: 237   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/


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (667) - 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 (540) - 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 (9025) - 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 (6318) - 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 (2137) - 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!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy brown pour, slightly soapy white head and an aroma tart cherries and a bit of dry wood. Flavor is also woody cherries, hints of red wine, mellow tart raspberries and finishes with a nice bite and dry. A steal at $9/bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
750 ml bottle via local St. Louis trade. Pours a cloudy red-orange with an off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, berries, oak, and sour funk. Flavor of berries, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and sour candy. Minimal earthy notes, not much lactic character. Medium-bodied, with a tart, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle- Thanks to someone at my Bday tasting.. Pour is amber with a white head- Nose is smoke,vanilla, barrel, bugs, dark fruits..Taste is barrel, vanilla, smoke, bugs, not much sourness, some tartness..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Nose and taste of tart berry fruit, wild yeast, red wine barrel and cherry vinegar. Hint of bourbon. Medium body. Moderate tartness.


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