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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was sweet with some caramel, cherry, lemon and oak. The taste was similar to the aroma with cherry, lemon, plum and more oak. A little sour, but still very good.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - 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.

3.6
Sigmund (7511) - 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.

4.2
DocLock (10689) - 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.

3.6
ryanfolty (2553) - 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.

4.1
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle.. Sourish vinous fruity, some whiskey aroma.Sourish, funky, fruity, grassy, floral, whiskey flavour. A really Lovely beer :-)

4.2
koleminer20 (3597) - 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!

3.1
murran (643) - - APR 25, 2015
Pours a hazy brown body with a thin head. Unpleasent aroma. Nice sour taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
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

3.1
Rune (12777) - 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).


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