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Boulevard Love Child No. 3

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RATINGS: 251   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, batch 305-1, best before 02-2015, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: light bourbon, light woody, light wild yeasts; mouth: light bourbon, light woody, light wild yeasts, light sourness, light acidity, sour finale with presence of bourbon, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot 305-1, meilleure avant 02-2015, de Stephen Morris, savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : léger bourbon, léger boisé, léger levures sauvages; bouche : léger bourbon, léger boisé, léger levures sauvages, légère aigreur, légère acidité, finale aigre avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2014
75cl bottle. Large beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, some lemon, funk, light plum, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some lemon, plum, light wood. It’s pretty sour, but the sweetness masks it until you take a step back and scrape your tongue. Medium body, some stickiness, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gimmethefunk (15) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours a murky amber/brown like most beers of this style, perhaps a bit murkier than most. Highly carbonated with a nice light brown head. Aromas of funk, berries, and tart cherries with slight hints of oak. Taste is about the same with a nice acidity that coats the palette and leaves one wanting more and more. Almost no taste of bourbon barrels. I would pick this up again and again if it were readily available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas of tart berry, barnyard funk, oak and a slight sweetness. Taste is very complex, with sour notes of tart berry upfront, coupled with an above average body of malts. Nice balance of flavor as the oak slips in, giving it some spice character. The bourbon is almost an after thought. The alcohol is so well-hidden this could sneak up in you at 9.5%. A dry finish allows some leather flavors to resonate along with a final touch a tart berry. Very crisp and well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1163) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours reddish brown with nice head. Aroma is light fruity funk. Taste is slight sweet sour with a semi sweet finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Brown offwhite head. Aroma is funky and tart, cherry, hay, and a small hint of bourbon barrel. Taste of cherry, light vinegar, barrel, vanilla, caramel. Nice and sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (1860) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Grapey, sour and plenty of redcurrant. Smooth and incredibly fruity. The bourbon barrel is mellow and comes through in that slick and woody fashion. Oh damn. This is well put together. Light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of tart notes with some hints of oak with some Brett notes. Taste is a complex mix of tart notes with some Brett notes comprised of barnyard and wet leather notes with some wood noticeable as well. Body is above average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very complex drink but also able to retain a good drinkability level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Ok sourness, american oak, coconut, bourbon, light medicine, fruity, citrus, peachy, nice bitterness, vanilla, earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Funky smell with horse blanket and similar farmhouse aromas. Tart, fruity and funky taste. Very nice!

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