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RATINGS: 207   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/


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (1704) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Smooth yet sour ale, cidery notes in the nose and taste. Reddish brown in color, little to ne head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1103) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Thanks to whoever sent me this garbage sauce! Pours a cloudy deep amber with little to no head. Aromas of sour oak, some funk, some light fruit. Taste is plenty sour with some yogurt laced oak and a splash of alcohol. Finishes with a nice pucker. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
A - pours clear mahogany with no head. S - brown sugar, wet oak, tart red berries and cherries, astringent bretts and lacto. M - medium light body, tart and dry. Quite sweet. T - dusty bretts, wet oak, tart red berries and cherries, bourbon, and astringent. O - nice bruin. 3.6

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
Smak och doft humle, trä, röda bär, körsbär, vinäger, äpple, jäst, lactossyrlighet, vinbär och plommon. Syrlig, fruktig och välbalanserad. Riktigt fin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3243) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a reddish amber from the bottle with aromas of tart cherries, sherry, oak, vanilla, caramel, and some light funk. Flavors follow suit, a nice blend of the aromas where one flavor doesn’t outshine the other. Would love to score some more bottles of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pieeetr (24) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
This saison flirts with spontaneous fermented beer, Weiss and Belgium Trippel ale. What I enjoy is its acidity that has some interesting notes. One of the best saisons I've had the pleasure of trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
Vanilla oak on the nose... Flavor is malty but not overwhelmingly so, notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla... Fairly tart, really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (1806) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Flaska från SB. Lätt och elegant rödöl med en välavvägd och distinkt syrlighet som samtidigt känns lätt och elegant möter en fruktig bärighet med lätt körsbärskärnebeska. Krikon, körsbär, lactosyrlighet, körsbärsspån, väl sammanvävda smaker och dold alkohol. Riktigt gott.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice lactic, hints of caramel, sour cherry, berry notes, nice oaky tones, hints of spice, slight caramel and toffee notes balance as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark red fruits, nice berry, sour cherry into a slight acetic note but balances well, hints of lactic lemon, slight oaky tones, vanilla, finishing fairly sour, oaky, and bitter.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (2765) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Big bottle shared @Churchill Arms. Murky golden brown with off white head. Aroma is tart and sour, malt, fruit, harmonic and wood. Taste is very well balanced; tart and moderately sweet, cherry, wood, bread, funk amd earthy notes. Fantastic balance betweem sour/tart and malty sweet.


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