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RATINGS: 257   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours amber with thin quickly disappearing head. Very sweet and tart with citrusy cherry flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS. Light hazy brown with minimal head. A sweet vinous aroma. Very tart fruit flavors. Cherries bring lots of it. Big malts, too. Wood, bark, etc. Very sweet but with that tartness. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1742) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
750 mL bottle pour split. Pours a dark reddish orange color with a quick fading head. Sour dark fruit, and slight bourbon aroma. Flavor is tart up front with some sweet fruit flavors and a nice balance of bold bourbon almost hidden in the background. Very sour beer. Delicious, solid sour here. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle pour split at home, bought this beer for a friend for picking me up some Fremont KDS, with KDS being as good as it is I’d say this beer is pretty close, from the sour catagorie side. Dark Amber pour, thin head. Strong sour tast to start, then smooths out with a little of the oke barrel tast coming through. Really good sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2980) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared by DrewFace. Nose is full of fruit especially cherry. Light wordiness. Slightly hazy reddish color pour. Taste is initially puckering with a drying sensation. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Really solid sour. Great balance of fruit and sour and the brown ale isn’t bitter but complements it nicely. Just delightful all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet Cherry, blood orange, toffee, grape. Cloudy amber, thin creamy tan head. Taste is orange rind, red wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Burgundy pour with light white head. Aroma is sour tartness, leather, oak, and funk. Taste is mild funk up front, followed light sweetness, ketchup oak, finishes with a bit of oak and some funk. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle shared. Amber and light hazy appearance. Sour, tart and dank with notes of funky yeast, fruit and light oak. Nicely done, this one has aged well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty aggressively sour, even cutting through the bourbon, which is also more than adequate. This is an in your face beer, but with subtleties and a ton going on nonetheless. Acidic in feel, and a bigger beer abv wise. Lemony sour and bourbon play nicely together. Definitely a memorable one. I’d get this again too, though it was pretty expensive."

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