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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av äpple, vinäger, jord, citron, citrus, nypon, trä, vita druvor. Torr, fina smaker, bra balans mellan sötma och syra, karaktär av vitt vin, rund och len med bra fatkaraktär. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ser ut som tunn nyponsoppa med ett medelhögt smutsvitt skum. Doftare sötsyrlig med fat, trä, nypon och annan syrlig gul frukt. Komplex med superb balans mellan syra och sötma. Bett i syran och ändå mjuk och rund med fin fatkarktär, syrlig frukt, lite nypon, physalis. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Cloudy, mahogany. Small creamy foam. Lovely sweet sour, whiskey is solid and welcome. Rich, tasty, rising acidic sour. Whiskey and alcohol richness is a bit balancing for the heavy sour. I dig it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KCWarrior (9) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
I can’t remember the last time I poured a beer out. I love Boulevards beers but this was terrible. After reading other reviews, I am wondering if I had a bad bottle. All I know it it was like drinking vinager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color w/ quick dissipating head. Aromas of vinegar, light fruit, and some barnyard. Tastes like lightly fruity easter egg dye with some horseblanket. Outstanding sour and tart!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1790) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Appearance: Murky amber brown body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Passionfruit, papaya, whiskey, and chardonnay. Light oak with prominent tart cherry.
Taste: Moderate to high tart. Papaya and strawberry are prominent, whiskey is subdued. Finding some peach and orange as well. Boozy leaning finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Damn good beer, very complex and done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3869) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was sour and acidic with a touch of grapes. The taste was similar to the aroma with citrus, oranges, apples, funk and some wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1424) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
A big thanks to Matt for this this brew! Dude, that one was fantastic! Une mousse riche et vivante repose sur un liquide orangé qui l’est tout autant. Trouble, effervescence plus que plaisante et corps robuste témoignant d’une longue attente en barriques. Un nez ponctué par une culture microbienne en plein essor. Beaucoup de très bois également. Des deux barriques employées, celle ayant contenu du vin rouge l’emporte haut la main sur la barrique de whisky. Aucune trace de cet alcool dans cette bière. Est-ce dommage? Sans doute que non car le liquide es délicieux ainsi. Très astringente, cette bière fait abondamment saliver dès la première gorgée. Encore une fois le vin rouge joue un rôle de premier plan sans être capiteux, pâteux, huileux ou même lourd. Dangereusement facile à boire, cette bière est, à l’instar de es consoeurs de la même brasserie, un excellent produit!,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Wow, snagged this from a bottle shop it’s been a while that I’ve been to, they had lots of Love Child No. 6 and this one of No. 4 mixed in. Probably passed up as a shelf turd, but says best by 3/2016. Glad I grabbed it. Fruity, winey smell, loads of strawberry/cherry in the flavor, but primarily very tart and not terribly funky, just enough to let you know brett’s been here. Not as thin as some sours stray toward. Very impressive beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
750 mL bottle shared in line at 4 Elf. The pour is a murky reddish brown with a nice tan head and lace. The aroma is huge cherry. There is a little barrel to it, and a crisp tart sourness. The flavor is really nice and tart cherry skins. There is a good barrel and a nice sourness. The mouth feel is light and crisp with cherry skins and a light funk. Carbonation is well done and the carbonation is lacking. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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