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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 16/20
merc7186 (2328) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Red Plum, Mild Leather Appearance: Brownish/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Tart Red Plum, Cherry, Cranberry Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The American wild ale movement just keeps getting more and more sophisticated. This one blends barnyard and sour flavors as masterfully as the best Belgian red/browns. Great use of different yeast strains as well as the technique of blending different barrels. Unusually high ABV for the style, but you would hardly know it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3212) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle courtesy of larsniclas. pours hazy brownish red with rather thin creamy reddish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and slightly malty with dark bread, tart raspberries, moist buttery wood, leather, red wine vinegar, blackberries, toasted coconut and moist soil. Taste is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, overripe gooseberries, raspberry balsamic vinegar, soup stock, charred wood, moist hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, round and medium bodied. Finish is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, raspberry balsamic vinegar, moist hay, lemon juice, bay leaves, prunes, raisins, charred wood, coconut milk and hints of buttered biscuits. Good but not perfect…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5822) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Murky amber with a tan head. Sourish and oaky aroma and flavour. Some vinegar in the flavour and a bit acidic. Fruity, berry-like; strawberries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11860) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Sourish vinous aroma, grapes, raisins, figs, brett, lacto notes, vinegar, sour, cream, dandelions, whiskey, cream, strawberries, some biscuits and caramel. Sourish funky flavor, grassy, vinous, raisins, figs, floral, sour, vinegar, grapes, strawberries, whiskey, woody, vanilla, some cream. Lovely complex beer with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big danke’s to Leighton, 28/06/14. Murky orange amber with moderate light beige spotting. Nose is musty wood, light spice, tangy dark fruit rinds, caramel, toffee apple, earthy. Taste comprises tarte red berries, citric rind, dried fruits, candied sugars, orchard rinse. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity. Decent tackle, good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark honey brown color. Aromas of funk, tart fuirt, vinegar, oak. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, funk, light whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good with a year on it though I think I liked it more fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - picked up in MA. Pours unclear orange-gold with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds tangy berries, citrus, faint leather. Light-medium sweet flavor with citric acidity, some alcohol warmth, wood, berries, lemon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice bracing sour bite to finish, lots of citric tang, lemon, squash, tangerine, some berries, wood. Solid overall. Great depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7867) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep amber with a minimal beige head. The nose is fresh, fruity, tangy, acidic, raspberry, strawberry and sherbet. The taste is crisp, tart, acidic, sherbet, grapefruit, wet leaf, candy, Granny Smith apple and melon with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1104) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Really good. Aroma of sour fruit with a hint of bourbon. Caramel color with a hint of red. Watery palate bit still full and sharp on the tongue. Great blend of flavors that culminated into a sour bit of pleasure. Taste of fruits, mild grains and whiskey but all subtle and well blended. Hops were not a player here, which worked out fine. A must try if you can find one.

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