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RATINGS: 263   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color, off white edge head. Aroma of sour plums, prunes, vanilla, subtle cherries. Taste is rich, deeply sour lemon, pink grapefruit, vanilla, toffee, plums. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of raspberries, musty basement, yogurt, plum, and citrus. Flavor of raspberry, lacto, vanilla, citrus, oak, bourbon, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear medium brown, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose is funky and tart, cherry, mossy, leaves, and a small hint of vanilla/bourbon; barrel plays a role here. Taste of cherry, light vinegar, barrel/oak, vanilla, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2832) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle, pours pinkish and I was not expecting that. Oaky and dusty type aroma consisting of wine and bourbon notes. It also has the wild hay like . Very interesting taste and there is no way I can fully describe it. It tastes sort of like coca cola and is smooth with a wild yeast compliment. Vinous, acidic and slightly sour on the tounge. But without a dominant sweet or sour taste. A distinct malt taste comes through. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle:   Thanks Tommy!   Dirty amber, thick, soft sudsy white head, little lacing.   Sour tongue, pale fruitiness, a bit of unripened cherry.   Smooth, yet moderate.   A bit dry too.   Backside seems a lot of unripened/young cherries.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little prickly on the tongue, feels nice.   Tart, dry finish, loads of unripened fruit/cherries.   Seems simple, but its very well crafted and tasty.   Nice work Boulevard!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
25.4oz C+C bottle .. . thanks rainer .. . deep ruby .. . solid foam .. . touch malt vinegar, berries, and sour cherry skin .. . pretty good, another good candidate for sharing though .. . .
misplaced my smart car. Thought I left it on the counter... And yes, I checked in the couch cushions already

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Concealer (1100) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours a reddish orange with a foamy caramel tinge head. Smells of must, barnyard funk, tart fruit, wood and bourbon. Taste is funky and sour and fruity and oak-y. Mouth feel is acidic and oily at the same time. It’s just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bomber at Jerry’s. Murky darker caramel with decent, creamy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Sour, acidic nose of orchard fruit, caramel, oak. light funk / Light to medium body, sour, acidic, some sweetness, lovely malt/hop balance, with lightly bitter finish / Sour, smooth flavors of turning apple, cherry, caramel, new oak, light old sweater / Very nice, with exceptional body, but it seems like the blending art muted the brett character which would have propelled this to greater heights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6989) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - 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.

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