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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle from 02-2015 thanks to a trade with mr angrypirate06. Pours with a hazy medium hued red body and a large and mostly retentive off white head with good lace. Aromas are musty and funky with a noticeable acidity and a lightly acetic nose. Under ripe plums, tannins, oak, black cherries and some bourbon. Flavors are medium tart, bright and clean acidity with vibrant fruity notes of cherries, plums and dates. Nice tartness, medium funky notes, oak, light esters. You can feel the warmth, but any sort of alcohol taste is well hidden. Medium bodied, tart, prickly carbonation. Nice to drink. I feel like I might be underrating it a little bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5986) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8798) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - bottle from somewhere. Light brown pour with limited head. Sour, fruit and wood in aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle.. Sourish vinous fruity, some whiskey aroma.Sourish, funky, fruity, grassy, floral, whiskey flavour. A really Lovely beer :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, that’s where this was found. Shared by Haley as I was wandering through the crowd. The pour is a dark reddish ambery color with a quick fading white head, lingering just a collar. No real lace here on it. The aroma is nice and tart with some beautiful sharp fruits. Cherry, grape and orange are real prominent. The taste is pretty sharp and tart cherry with a good orange peel thing going on. There isn’t a great complexity to it as I’ve had with some good sours, but I’m not going to complain. The mouth feel is pretty damn good with a nice subtle carbonation and a lingeringly sour tart finish. Not too bad, but I’ve had better!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (440) - - APR 25, 2015
Pours a hazy brown body with a thin head. Unpleasent aroma. Nice sour taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fsuveritas (15) - Clarkdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Tart funky lacto and brett. Wild fruit and oak lingers on the palate. Probably better than batch 2 even

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
750ml bottle bought a while ago at Vinmonopolet Vika. Shared with Finn. Hazy apricot coloured body under a fair white lacing-head. Lemony tart aroma. Taste of oak, earth and ripe fruits with lemon up front. Tart fruity edge to the finish. Soft in the mouth. Refreshing palate cleanser (Tromsø 11.02.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Flaske 750ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham på Nerstranda 11 Feb 15. Gylden rødbrun. Uklar. Lavt skum. Tynn lacing. Aroma av syrlig frukt. Smaken skarpt syrlig med spor av aprikos.

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