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RATINGS: 264   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Lovely amber color with an off white head. Fresh inviting aroma. Mellow fresh sour berry fruity. Even my friend who actually not buy beer like this says: nice. Fine body and a fresh carbonation. Fine sourness together with a balanced sweetness. Balanced and nice flavor. Tasty and powerful sour fruity. Also mild vinegar, some oak and some vanilla. Complex lovely ale.
[Bottle from a trade inbreak]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3136)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, funk, Brett and sour wheat. Taste is sour, cherries, funk, Brett and caramel malt. Really solid sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3253) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Brunorange litt tåkete med beige skum. Sure bær, bæreddik vanilje og kvae. Skikkelig sur smak av sure syrlige bær, svir på leppa, med bærsødme. Lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 6, 2014
red, hazy, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2952) - 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 (505) - 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_ (4553) - 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 (6724) - 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 (18322) - 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 (17227) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

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