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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Boulevardís 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 donít we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3ówith 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/


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7563) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerenberger (1475) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Aroma - Boulavardís 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, Iím going back for more!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4031) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (405) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (740) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (617) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Another home run in the Love Child series. Considering the sour tartness of the previous offering, this one is more muted, but equally impressive. Dark in appearance, very prominent funk aroma and a slightly sugary aftertaste. The barrel aging nicely rounds out the beer. A friend of mine (who thought LC no.2 tasted like vomit) downed a whole glass of this.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (659) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2013
Day after formal release, batch 1 bottle pours hazy reddish copper with a touch of orange. Very funky sour Brett aroma with some musty Belgian graininess creeping through the blanket of funk. The flavors are well mingled and work very well together to become a moderate wild ale, just a touch of everything with the barrel coming through in sync and a sharper carbonation to give it a big kick bring out the balancing sweetness. A raspberry tartness with a touch of strawberry swings in with a bit of a sting of acidity in the back of the palate. The oaky grainy side with the Belgian sweetness bring a balance with a little heaviness. The Brett funk is contained within all the flavors and is a side marker, mostly in the finish. It ends tart with just a touch of a dying nature, the funk finally stands out more, and there is a near toffee barrel note. Really fantastic, very complex wild brew. Thanks to Steven Pauwels and all the guys at boulevard for making great beer in Kansas city.


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