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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1766) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Rating #1300. 750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours hazy amber with a large beige head with nice retention; leaves some lace. Aroma consists of brett, dusty old books, barnyard funk, lemon, vinegar, faint caramel. Taste is mostly sour and acidic (in my mouth-puckering scale of 1-10, it gets an 8) with a little sweetness lurking in the background. Traces of bile (not a bad thing in this case) and raisins in flavor. Highly carbonated, a touch watery, slick mouthfeel, finishes with a tannic bone-dryness. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (898) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a cloudy medium brown. Aroma is very funky, with lacto and brown sugar notes. Body is medium, with a good amount of tartness. Bourbon only comes through towards back end of finish, as wood and sweetness, not much booziness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Chunky amber pour. Smell is balsamic, oak, vanilla, cherries, lacto. Flavor is funkier. Nice tartness and sourness up front, funk throughout, hevy medicinal. Tons of vinegar and oak as well. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Aroma - Boulavard’s discription says it all - FUNK, SOUR, FRUIT! This sour has a great nose! Pours a cloudy copper with rapidly dissipating off-white head and no lacing. The taste is acetic. Funky earthiness, tart fruit, with a nice "grab-the-back-edges-of-your-tongue" sourness in the finish. Oh yeah! Hints of oak are also present. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Initially, there was a fizzy sensation across the top of my tongue in the finish. Overall, I’m going back for more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy orange with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of sourness and sweet tarts, some fruit notes, plus a little oak, and vanilla. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty interesting sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle from 02-2015 thanks to a trade with mr angrypirate06. Pours with a hazy medium hued red body and a large and mostly retentive off white head with good lace. Aromas are musty and funky with a noticeable acidity and a lightly acetic nose. Under ripe plums, tannins, oak, black cherries and some bourbon. Flavors are medium tart, bright and clean acidity with vibrant fruity notes of cherries, plums and dates. Nice tartness, medium funky notes, oak, light esters. You can feel the warmth, but any sort of alcohol taste is well hidden. Medium bodied, tart, prickly carbonation. Nice to drink. I feel like I might be underrating it a little bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (426) - USA - MAY 10, 2013
A dirty brown with a red tint and a half a finger of white head. Smells of pear, cherry, sour, barnyard. Tastes of sour cherry, pear, sour apple. Fairly tart that fades with a few swallows and the fruits seem sweeter. Aftertaste I get the bread/cracker and more of the fruitiness. Overall strong for the style. Tartness is under control enough not to be too offensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (774) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a very cloudy burnt orange with a finger of head that lingers with good lacing. Aroma is tart with grape skin and some woodiness. Taste is tart and moderately funky with flavor of sour grape skins and a nice oak flavor in finish. Soft and slick mouthfeel and medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Very good sour beer that has a nice oaky flavor and moderate tartness that makes it refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (645) - - MAY 10, 2013
2013 bomber to a snifter. Pour a really hazy auburn brown with a white head and good lacing. Aroma is a good funky tart sour. Taste is the same with an oak backbone and a slight bit of alcohol way underneath. Very good. Tastes don't linger. Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel that is moderately carbonated but feels lively on the tongue because of the tartness and sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a hazy deep amber with a large bubbly off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, dark fruits, lactic sourness, pineapples and as the description says...funk sour and fruit. Flavor of a rather up front lactic sourness, dark tart cherries, vanilla, oak, cranberries, pineapple and a sweet tarts. Very well done.

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