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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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/


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Pours Light brown/deep orange with frothy, off white head. opaque much like a quad. A Ton of light brown sediment. Aroma has a lot of orange, caramel and malt. Mouth is very sour but very good. A lot of malt and sweet fruits. Some cherry and orange. Creamy, Medium bodied with a Very dry, tart finish. Surprisingly, I didn’t detect any bourbon, anywhere. A pleasure to drink.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
750 ml bottle opened a bit more than one year after “best before date”. Have sampled this a few times previously within the BFD, but IMO the storage have just made this beer even more fantastic. Slightly unclear reddish amber body with a stable, moderate sized, dense off-white head. Aroma is wonderful smooth and complex, acidic berries, fruit, barnyard, malt, wood, light caramel and some dry fruit. Flavor is like aroma, both smooth and complex with a wonderful balance between sweet, sour, fruit, wood and funk. Nice tart fruit, sweet malt, caramel, balanced bitterness and mild funk. Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste with the same wonderful flavor. One of the best beers I have tasted regardless style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1759) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours cloudy red with off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Highly tart aroma with vinegar, strawberry, cherry, cranberry and balsamic vinegar. Tart taste with light citrus, cranberry and cherry. Clean tartness with light vinegar. Slightly tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy red with some off white head. Nose is light tart. Taste is like a nice port. Mildly sour. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity, sour nose with caramel, sour grapes, some balsamic vinegar, oak wood, dry white wine (Chardonnay?), grapefruit, barnyard, plums and apricots. Fruity, tart taste with notes of sour cherries, caramel, balsamic vinegar, red fruit, grapefruit, raspberries, oak wood and a dry and tart finish. Almost full body, dry. Excellent sour ale in brilliant balance. Lots of sour fruits, with alcohol well hidden. Brilliant stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl bottle. APPEARANCE : clear dark blond beer. Small unstable white head. NOSE : sour fruity, TASTE : sour, fruity, very balanced, really sour aftertaste. Lots of lactic taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. BBY date 02/15. Pours a lovely ruby brown. Small initial head followed by a rush of fine bubbles to form a nice medium cappuccino colored head. Nose is vinous and woody. Mouthfeel is light to medium and effervescent. Taste is an explosion of fruit flavors-- tart cherry, lemon, plum, apricot, followed by oak, caramel, and a lingering, slightly boozy sourness in the finish. An exceptional brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was sweet with some caramel, cherry, lemon and oak. The taste was similar to the aroma with cherry, lemon, plum and more oak. A little sour, but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5363) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
bottle, awesome sour. Lots of sweet tart flavors, Lactose and clean tartness, light on vinegar, rich molasses and caramel in there. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
750 ml bottle, probably from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, lemons, oak and bourbon. Sour / acidic flavour, red wine vinegar and lemons galore, also hints of oak and bourbon - an unusual combination. This must be the "whiskey sour" of the beer world.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Aged 750 cc. Hazy gold pour with off-white head. Nose is hops, citrus, lactic tartness, apricot. Tastes tart, lactic, with notes of fruit, citrus, hops, and a smooth finish.


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