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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/


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duntoyou (93) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
Medium plus sour beer. Little hint of vanilla. Medium sour. Thin head, dark rubish colour

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (9903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
Sample at Kristiansand Ølfestival. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Flavour is malt, brett, fruit, caramel, berries, oak. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Corked bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a beautiful reddish amber hue with a fading fizzy head and some oily tears. The aroma has notes of cherry and white grape skins, some light barnyard funk, oak barrels, touch of caramel and even chocolate along with a hint of medicinal phenols but far less than that which troubled the Love Child No.2. Lovely blend of sweet malt and lactic sourness along with a minerally and tannic finish to round out the palate. One thing however is that I pretty much do not detect any bourbon which could actually be a good thing. Touch of alcohol suggests this could stand even more aging. Overall I quite enjoyed this but not sure if I would give it a GABF Gold Medal... a vast improvement over Love Child No. 2 IMO

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Unclear golden, good foam. Aromas of red berries , good fruitiness & brett: medium/ high aroma intensity. Good sourneS- some bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours ruby, minimal head. Smell grapefruit, citrus and lactic funk. Taste amazing sour, tangerine and lactic citrus Medium body Great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Corked bottle
Hazy amber color, small compact head. The sour aroma is mild, a bit funky, woody. Good body; lean malt flavor, with no residual sweetness, strong sourness, good wood character (no evidence of bourbon, which is better for this sharp vinous beer). Well brewed, balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (803) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Doften påminner så oerkört om något bekant. Men är det inte Rodenbach helt enkelt? jo jag tror det. Brutalt stickande syra. Underbart! Riktig salivsprutare. Ett glas är allt man pallar. Tack för tipset Egil

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Hazy copper with a small head. What a beer! Nice tartness and with berries, wood, malt, grass, some alcohol and fruit. Really refreshing and nicely drinkable. Just lovely!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber at WTWBA. Slightly sour, funky, and slight fruit. Maybe just a touch of wood from the aging. Decent, not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Funky, musk and malt on the nose. Big warm acid, chewy malt. Lots of acid, warm and tangy. Chewy mouthfeel, acid, big and slightly warm into the finish.


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