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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3920) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6938) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750, corked and baled. Thanks, t! Pours a cloudy medium amber wtih a brief, dense, and creamy tan head. Big tart and tangy nose, with balsamic and apricots and a green vegetable tang. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Apricot, balsamic, and artichokey tang. Long tangy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a deep dark hazy orangish brown with an off-white two finger head. Aroma is fruity and oaky. Taste is very tart/sour with oak and fruity flavors and maybe some bourbon as well. Excellent sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Really enjoyed this. Nice dark amber pour with funky barnyard smells as well as some citrus. Palate was all over the place but done well and balanced. Initial taste was round funky pipe tobacco with a thick amount of sour to bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of ambe foam. Aromas of tobacco, earthiness, lemon zest, barnyard funk and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of tobacco, toffee, sour citrus, leather and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2013
750mL bottle poured into a 6oz taste glass designed for my wedding day. Numerous pours. Color is orange and red mix. Small head. Clear at first but gets murkier with further pours. Aroma sets the table for the rest of the beer - acetic rich. Its a clean acetic character, not nail polish but strong. Melon like sour fruit after that and some light woody character. Flavor chugs right along with a clean, clear acetic sourness. Really clears and dries the palate. Sourness sticks around at the back of the throat as well. Can’t taste the strong alcohol but I could sure feel it as I am working through this bottle. Bright acidity throughout, prickly in flavor and mouthfeel. Bottom line: I like the clear, clean character of the beer but the complete one-noteness of the beer is a bit disappointing. Wish I could blend this with Love Child No. 2, that may make for the best complement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
5/15/13. 750mL shared by cheesemoose at the BA Roosevelt release and enjoyed another bottle last night at my house, 5/19/13. Hazy amber red pour with a nice khaki head. Funk, sour, cherry, and other berries on the aroma with touches of that banyardy and leather aspect. Big sour flavor with plenty of funk, cherry, raspberry, etc. with touches of leather and roast coming through. Really good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1369) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Aroma is moderately acidic with quite a bit of cherry and berry notes. There is also some tropical fruit notes. Faint oak and bourbon notes. No hop character. Light alcohol notes. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a moderately thick light tan head that steadily recedes to the edges. Flavor is moderately acidic but fairly sweet at the same time which is a bit unexpected. There is a bit of a bourbon and oak note mid to late palate. The finish has lingering acidity with cherry and berry notes. You adjust to the sweetness as you drink more but it's still a touch odd. Medium low bitterness. I'm really not sure how I feel about the sweetness of this beer. Not really much funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency but moderate alcohol warmth. While interesting, I don't love this beer. It's too sweet for my tastes. The acidity is clean and there is a lot of Brett fruit, but no barnyard funk. The bourbon and oak is integrated nicely though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Deep red amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of tart, funk, light lemon, cherry, brett. Taste is of brett, quite tart, cherry, very approachable, wood, vanilla.

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