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RATINGS: 267   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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3.4
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate, but quickly disappearing head on it. Nose is quite effervescent and with some very sour dark fruit elements to it. Taste is fairly sour, and will certainly make you pucker a little bit. Fairly clean drink, but has a bit of a bite. I

3.8
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Cloudy red-brown pour with a wispy off-white head. Aroma is sour and funky. Taste is acidic, sour and tart. I never tasted any bourbon. Dry aftertaste, little fruit on the finish. Cleansing mouthfeel.

4.1
marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours murky amber with a thin beige head and a sour cherry aroma. There is a complex fruit and malt flavor that starts with a bold sour fruit taste that dissolves into a smooth clean malt finish. This is an interesting and tasty brew.

3.2
rxeight (3250) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Sour but not overly so that it is un drinkable. Touch of funk but more sour and tart. Lemon and granny smith apples.

4.2
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2013
750 ml. bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a one finger light tan head. Aroma is tart, oak, sour and funky, dark fruits such as cherries and plum. The taste is mouth puckering sour then the complexities of the oak show up, some dark fruits in the taste and dry in the aftertaste. Body is medium and carbonation is medium high. Really good, the oak is a nice touch adding uniqueness. I love the little meters for the sour, funk and fruitiness on the back of the bottle, hopefully all their sours will have those.

3.9
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color, off white edge head. Aroma of sour plums, prunes, vanilla, subtle cherries. Taste is rich, deeply sour lemon, pink grapefruit, vanilla, toffee, plums. Very tasty.

3.7
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of raspberries, musty basement, yogurt, plum, and citrus. Flavor of raspberry, lacto, vanilla, citrus, oak, bourbon, and caramel.

3.7
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear medium brown, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose is funky and tart, cherry, mossy, leaves, and a small hint of vanilla/bourbon; barrel plays a role here. Taste of cherry, light vinegar, barrel/oak, vanilla, caramel.

3.8
unclemike (3163) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle, pours pinkish and I was not expecting that. Oaky and dusty type aroma consisting of wine and bourbon notes. It also has the wild hay like . Very interesting taste and there is no way I can fully describe it. It tastes sort of like coca cola and is smooth with a wild yeast compliment. Vinous, acidic and slightly sour on the tounge. But without a dominant sweet or sour taste. A distinct malt taste comes through. I liked it.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle:   Thanks Tommy!   Dirty amber, thick, soft sudsy white head, little lacing.   Sour tongue, pale fruitiness, a bit of unripened cherry.   Smooth, yet moderate.   A bit dry too.   Backside seems a lot of unripened/young cherries.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little prickly on the tongue, feels nice.   Tart, dry finish, loads of unripened fruit/cherries.   Seems simple, but its very well crafted and tasty.   Nice work Boulevard!



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