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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Boulevard Love Child #1 is an experimental beer, part of the Love Child Sour Ales series. These beers are unreleased and still in the testing stages, so this is a rare treat. Love Child #1 is a dark ale with brettanomyces, aged for one year in second-use whiskey barrels. Rich warming caramel, tart dark fruit, and funky wild yeast notes.

This was given as a gift to distributors. Approximately 1392 bottles were produced.

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4.5
thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Aroma is very quadish. Sour rasin, subtle cherries, funk goes hard. Brown red with beige head. Murky floaties. Sour with good medium body. Tastes like a bbq with brett and bacteria. Tart and funky with slight cherry and acidic Tannic flavor. Bottle. thank you god. Wood in smell and flavor. Beautiful.

4.2
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Rating #6000 and a HUGE thank you to the head brewer at FW, Matt Bryndilson for sharing this with us after the FW fest. Pours a hazed brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mildly tart, oak, whiskey, leather, barnyard funk and some red wine notes. Flavor is lightly sour, fruity, leathery, manure, dark dried fruit. A neat beer and I am honored to have the chance to taste it in great company. Cheers.

4.2
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky orange-brown with fast fading tan head. Aroma is incredible, very complex notes of fruit, funk, acid, faint oak with hints of whiskey. Flavor is much the same and just as complex, very nice sourness and hints of cherry. Light-medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Outstanding!!!!!

4.1
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Post FWIBF beer. Graciously shared by the brewmaster of FW. And I still have the bottle. Cloudy reddish brown pour, dark fruity, a little tartness on the nose, get some brett as well. Not overly sour but very tasty nonetheless, so wonderful to be able to try this rare beer.

4.1
mar (5443) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
bottle thanks to our local Boulevard rep. amber pour with a cream head. nose is sour, tart, wood, vanilla, and cherries. excellent on the palate, sour, wood, cherries, bourbon, excellent.

4.1
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2014
A nice sour, though the least impressive of the first three. Tried in 2014 courtesy of Jason at a tasting. Sourness is a bit more restrained than I would like, though this might be because of the aging.

4
vyvvy (6733) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Never thought I’d have this one, but a ’promo’ bottle was kindly shared by a friendly local beer shop. The beer pours hazy mahogany brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has some vinegar sourness, but that is more than offset by a full rich malty presence. There is a very buggy wild yeasty presence throughout everything. The body is fairly thick and smooth then some rough carbonation comes into things. The flavor starts with a big rich maltiness that’s quite chewy and toasted. The some sourness kicks in, but there is none of the vinegar from the aroma. The flavor is also very buggy and has the sweet-tart taste that is in a lot of sour/wild ales. The finish is grainy husky and tart. Very nice beer and the high alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste of the beer.

4
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
750ml bottle - huge thanks to our local Boulevard rep for sharing this! Ruddy amber pour with very little head. Aromas of dark fruit, bourbon, oak - tart and vinous. I believe the ABV on the label was 12.5% which was crazy well hidden. This was very drinkable and had a good amount of tartness without being overpowering. Lots of whiskey, bourbon, and stone fruit.

4
gschrade (1099) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Very nice sour, hint of bourbon. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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