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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Boulevardís 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 donít we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3ówith 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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3.6
   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 itís a good one.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4253) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours crystal clear burnt umber/orange, medium white head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is oak, lemon, light funk. Flavor is medium tart, oaky, caramel, lemon, light funk, some whiskey. Light plus body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1392) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle, shared with the cool people at 3 Fonteinen. This beer pours reddish ruby with a nice steady light beige head. Nice sweet sour cherry notes, apple vinegar. Medium body and an immediate attack of apple sourness. Taste is tart joghurt and rhubarb sourness.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma is vinegar, lemon, seedy dark berries. Pours hazy dark amber with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is mouth-puckering sour (10/10 on a sour sale), lots of acidity, with lemon and seedy berry flavors along with a medium oak presence. Carbonation is restrained and average (not too foamy). Delicious!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2015
750 ml bottle. Clear Amber color with no head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar and traces of sour plums.

The flavor shows tart lemons, again vinegar and a big lacto notes in the back end. Secondary flavors of cherry and mild oak. Iím glad I didnít buy this bottle because honestly it everything about a sour ale that I dislike. Rather tart with strong notes of vinegar. Really just not my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1232) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Strong aroma of fruit, funk, oak and alcohol. Nice color and lacing with a medium body. Big flavor matching the aroma with the alcohol coming out. Another winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1081) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
A winner. The fruit in the nose is immediately overwhelmed by the tart funk. The taste is the reverse, the big tart funk up front mellows into soft fruit and a dry finish. nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Some floral aromas, a little nutty, some caramel, red berries, tart apple, lemon. Hazy red with a fairly lasting small, white head. Dry, stingingly tart, acidic. Light-medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2685) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Moved in!! Pours out a moderate ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma is of sweet/tart berries, some sweet fruits, light floral notes, funky tartness, light barrel. Taste is complex fruity berries, floral notes, mild tartness, grape, wine barrel, earthy oak,. Tartness is there and never over the top. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2052) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours medium Amber, mild funk nose, solid acid and sour from beginning to end. Some oak, underlying sweet. Acid burn lingers long after finish. Break out dem tums.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5737) - 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


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