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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a dark caramel color with a small head that was gone quickly. Aroma is green apple, oak, grapes. Taste is tart; green apple, not much else. Overall this is one of my first sour beers, but it’s a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - APR 22, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to GrandaddyKC
Pours hazy red/amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, tart, berries and vanilla. Taste is tart, oak, grapes, fruity with a sharp dryness
Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1027) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2015
Den andra i Boulevards Love child-serie jag har smakat. Bärnsten med inslag av orange och rött. Minimal skumslöja. Syrlig doft av citrus och grape. Hittar ingen brett i doften. Men det kan bero på att den var lite för kall när den slogs upp i glaset. I smaken finns en strävhet och murrighet som kommer från jästen. Men inte mycket. Syrligheten i smaken påminner mer om osötad saft och saknar komplexitet. Summerar denna som "den svenska modellen", en kompromiss, där inget blir bra och slutresultatet gör ingen nöjd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
Shared large bottle poured with ahazy amber body and a semi-durable head. Quite sour and lightly funky. Way more wood (barrel) effect than whisky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
Corked and caged 750 ml bottle from Tipples. Pours deep reddish orange color with a nice fluffy off white head. Aroma is muted with some metallic and cardboard notes, oak, some light sour funk, sweet fruit and a vinous presence. Flavor follows as a beautiful combination of sweet fruit, red wine, sour lacto, dry oak. Wow this is really nice. No sign of the whiskey here, but I am OK with that. The wine barrel and sour notes really take over. Medium heavy body, medium plus carbonation. Really nice beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, red berries, vinegar, dried fruits, funk and hint of alcohol and oak. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and medium sour with a long slightly warm, sour, berry fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is sllightly fizzy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked, at Christianssand Brygghus. A clear one, amber in color, with a small, dense off-white head. The aroma is very fruity, with red berries, some caramel malts and vinegar. Hints of alcohol both in the aroma and the flavor. Berries, some almonds and dried apricots, a funky touch and some vinegar. It’s more or less full bodied, with a soft carbonation, quite dry, lightly tart. Lasting fruity finish. A very pleasant one, refreshing and tasteful, although I prefer the aroma over the flavor. Just slightly though. 150328

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Tart and dark fruit aroma with light wine and light oak. Sour and light acetic notes with wine and lemon. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger with wine and lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (744) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy blood orange color with a foamy tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of sour cherries, horse blanket, apricot, and strawberries. The flavor is tart cherry and a lot of sourness up front with a long, dry and oaky finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Pours dark golden. Exciting fruit and berry aroma. Unfortunately the taste is way too sour for me, like drinking lemon juice... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlastairEvans (16) - - MAR 20, 2015
Whoa. I'm in love with this beer, too much might be too much, but splitting the bottle with another who loves a wild ale of this caliber and craft is, just, whoa.

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