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Boulevard Love Child No. 3

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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/


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Batch number LC13059-1, best by 02-2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, lemon peel, vinegar, vanilla, and some funk. It tastes like tart cherries, lemon/lemon peel, vanilla, vinegar, funk, bourbon, wood, red grapes, strawberries and some caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this, and it kept getting better the longer I drank it. Definitely worth trying, and if I ever come across another bottle I’ll have to buy some more. $14.99 a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4522) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep orange-hued slightly hazy amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is tart lactic sour notes, barnyard funk, strawberries, peaches, hints of hay and yellow apples. Taste is tart lemon acid tones, red fruits, lactic acid, balsamic, stable tones, mild caramel and hints of grape peel and hay. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite a lovely sour from Boulevard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jookos (3164) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
.75 bottle from SB. Red, hazy. Nice vinegary nose with some pencil-sharpener- like oak, sweet overripe fruity funk (I’m sensing the bourbon there..), mellow malts on nose. Full, softly acidic, dry body with a long mouthwatering, slightly oaky, barnyard finish. Tart apples, some bourbony vanilla, red berries. Really nice brew from these guys again. Super flavourful, just perfectly tart with a good body, making it almost too easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared Christmas Eve. The pour is a hazy reddish brown color with a lasting head. Tart fruit of cherries and grape skin. Soft vanilla quickly joins in, with underlying oak, a bit of Brett, and slick boozy bourbon kicking in mid palate. There’s lingering alcohol heat and tart fruit in the finish. Some unwanted vinegar. This is sour but not over the top. Drinks easy enough for a big sour beer. Not amazing but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s on Christmas morning. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Tart apple nose. Flavors of green apple with some vanilla and oak. Tart, funky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Amber colored pour, light head. Toffee, caramel, cherrie, oaky vinegar, toasted grain.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Had this a long time ago but traded for it recently to try again. Pours a slightly murky brownish color with a light tan head. The nose is nice with notes of cherry, oak, and earth. Slight brett note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Tart and sweet at the same time with a nice cherry note. The oak definitely adds a nice earthy note to the flavor as well which balances out the sweetness. Oaky. Brett comes through nicely but not overpowering. Very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (4533) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, malt, funky, fruit.
Body: Full body with a medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, tart, caramel, fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting, this one right after LC #2. Similar hazy amber but with more sediment and a dark beige head. Tart, dry, fresh, oak, bourbon more present, brett, caramel malts again. Moderate body and carbonation, tart, brett with some oak and vanilla and booze notes, seems more balanced then the #2 but something seemed to be lacking a bit in this one (relative to #2) - still a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A reddish cognac ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with nice corky notes , cherries, Brett, very nice. In mouth, a beautiful complex mix of cherry and lactic acid, Gueuze like, very good. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.


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