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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/


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild citric and berries. Smooth fruity, mild citric and lingering fruity. Lingering fruity. Smooth fruity and mild citric finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottled. A hazy reddish beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes over ripe fruits, brettanomyces, malt, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, brettanomyces, wood, berries, and a bit of bourbon, leading to a tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19657) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of red wine, oak and dried fruits. Light acidic flavour of berries and red wine with notes of oak. Tart finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18958) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Bottled at Brewdog Bar, Stockholm. Cloudy deep amber, small head. Funky sour nose with oak, old hay and chardonnay. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Intense yet soft and relaxed, wood and sour cherries. Mild peppery heat in a vinous finish. A class act that blews me away with complex flavours and relaxed malt profile. Hats off to Boulevard, IMHO one of the best breweries in the known universe!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy tart woody aroma. Fruity malty woody tart sour caramel flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody caramel finish.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12758) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear amber colored beer with a small, dense, beige head. Some vinegar on the nose, with dried apricots, some berries and a faint note of caramel. Lacks a bit on complexity maybe, but it’s certainly nice. That goes for the flavor too, where there’s vinegar, oak notes, caramel hints and dried fruits. Full to medium body, very soft on the palate, pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. Definitely a nice American sour, the bourbon well hidden. 130812

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of raspberries, musty basement, yogurt, plum, and citrus. Flavor of raspberry, lacto, vanilla, citrus, oak, bourbon, and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.


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