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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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/


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5934) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
750ml bottle pours a deep, garnet amber with some slightly pink head. Nose is weird, cherry candy, some funk, medicinal, a little rubber, rhubarb. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherry, rhubarb, malt, medicine cabinet. Full, tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Fruity, tart and funky aroma, with notes of Brettanomyces, berry, red grape, wood, and some faint vanilla and malt vinegar in the background. Cloudy deep garnet in color, with a fine, uneven, lasting off-white head and highly intricate lacing. Flavor profile is fruity, moderately sour, lightly tannic and acetic, with more berryish dark fruit, Brett funk and wood character, finishing with a burst of acidity, red grape and pomegranate tones. Dry, tart mouthfeel with some light warmth and a medium-full body. Impressive. Aging this should also yield some interesting results.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Best Western tasting, poured murky red with small off white head and lacing. Aromas and flavor are oak, berries, light booze, pineapple and other tart fruit plus some misc funk. Medium body. Solid sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5722) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
bottle share at hill farmstead’s post-3rd anniversary. pours cloudy pale copper-reddish with a decent off-white head. tart berries, cherries, blend of acetic and lactic acidity - light to medium acidity. moderate funk and sweetness, oak, wood, grass, very fruity and floral. earthy and slightly mineral. average carbonation, light body. not quite a sour red/brown but it is an interesting brew..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a murky amber with little beige head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity, sweet, light bourbon notes, vanila, some, a bit of latic. Taste is sweet with some fruity flavors, followd by some lactic, oak tannins, vanilla. Medium body and medium carb. Not very good. Dont know if it will improve with age but right now its a bit of a mess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to the guy who shared it at Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary bottle share. Cloudy dark amber with a medium tan head and little lacing. Aroma of grapes, wine, oak, lemon and light bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet. There’s moderate to high sourness followed by bourbon, it’s weird... the flavors doesn’t blend together at all, they really follow each other. There’s also fruits, vanilla and oak. Medium body. Winey mouthfeel. Tannic. Weird beer here. There’s a lot going on in there. It’s quite complex, but the flavors doesn’t get together. Maybe a couple of months will help this beer mellow and gain some balance, but right now it’s a deception.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (643) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from randomgarbage, cork and cage, pours a murky brown with a largeer than most sours tan head. Aroma is lots of sourness, lactic acid, notes if oak and the bourbon makes it nice and rounded, notes of cherry and vanilla. Taste starts tart in the tip of the tongue, a short lived funky sourness spreads then gives way to oaky and bourbon notes with a sweet vanilla undertone that ends dry and woody with hints if cherry vanilla. Awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours an amberish orange with biege head. Aroma is tart and funky. Flavor is same as well as dry...kinda mouth puckering. Light body with high carb. Overall, good stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 and 2 enjoyed side by side. Nice glow against the light, nose was uber funky, almost tannic with grape skins and peaches. Taste is not as sour as expected, more like a white wine with a lemonhead added. Maybe a year will do good things but this tastes pretty green right now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Popped this guy with Knobs not too long ago while in Seattle. Nicely tart nose, tiny hint of barnyard and sweet malts. Flavor is fairly sour fruits, hints of vinegar, and a nice combo hop/sour finish that lingers for a few moments. Seems a bit fresh, would be curious to lay her down (haha) for another 6 - 8 months...


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