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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Boulevards 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 dont we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3with 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty aggressively sour, even cutting through the bourbon, which is also more than adequate. This is an in your face beer, but with subtleties and a ton going on nonetheless. Acidic in feel, and a bigger beer abv wise. Lemony sour and bourbon play nicely together. Definitely a memorable one. Id get this again too, though it was pretty expensive."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 75 cl at Sweet & Sour, Stila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to tkrjukoff!
Hazy amber to light brown color, small yellow head. Acidic, currants, vinegar scent, some cinnamon. Light acidic at first, goes a bit sour, some vinegar, berry taste. Sort of fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fun acidy vinegar barrel. Flavor is sour fruity astringent slightly bitter quite well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4340) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red/brown body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of cranberries, raisin, vinegar, light tartness. Taste on the more sour side with an acidic cherry and cranberry taste, mild vanilla, with a prominent bourbon touch in the finish. Getting better and better down the bottle, this is a very nice yet mild sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7719) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Lovely amber color with an off white head. Fresh inviting aroma. Mellow fresh sour berry fruity. Even my friend who actually not buy beer like this says: nice. Fine body and a fresh carbonation. Fine sourness together with a balanced sweetness. Balanced and nice flavor. Tasty and powerful sour fruity. Also mild vinegar, some oak and some vanilla. Complex lovely ale.
[Bottle from a trade inbreak]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3373)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, funk, Brett and sour wheat. Taste is sour, cherries, funk, Brett and caramel malt. Really solid sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3821) - Srumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Brunorange litt tkete med beige skum. Sure br, breddik vanilje og kvae. Skikkelig sur smak av sure syrlige br, svir p leppa, med brsdme. Lite kullsyre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 6, 2014
red, hazy, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3134) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Red Plum, Mild Leather Appearance: Brownish/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Tart Red Plum, Cherry, Cranberry Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The American wild ale movement just keeps getting more and more sophisticated. This one blends barnyard and sour flavors as masterfully as the best Belgian red/browns. Great use of different yeast strains as well as the technique of blending different barrels. Unusually high ABV for the style, but you would hardly know it.


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