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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Soft reddish brown pour with a lite haze with one finger of short lived khaki tan head. Estery and acidic aroma, fruity, muted. Very very sour. Some fruit showing. Light bodied.

3.5
murran (686) - - APR 15, 2017
Pours an amber body with a thin head. Aroma is sour vinaeger. Taste is rich and complex with a dominating sourness with a dry end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Nische (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from SB from a couple of years back. Pours cloudy amber with quickly disappearing head. Tart aroma and taste of vinegar, overripe fruit, apple, red berries, lightly vinous. Perfect balance between sweet and sour with a slight bite to the sour finish. Lovely altogether.

4.3
drpimento (3736) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma isn’t too complex, pretty much just vinegaryeast. Flavor’s much better with fruit, spices, hint of perfume. A little alcohol warmth at the end of the Finish.

4.4
Lilja (3474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av äpple, vinäger, jord, citron, citrus, nypon, trä, vita druvor. Torr, fina smaker, bra balans mellan sötma och syra, karaktär av vitt vin, rund och len med bra fatkaraktär. Mycket gott!

4.4
Vignale (3971) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ser ut som tunn nyponsoppa med ett medelhögt smutsvitt skum. Doftare sötsyrlig med fat, trä, nypon och annan syrlig gul frukt. Komplex med superb balans mellan syra och sötma. Bett i syran och ändå mjuk och rund med fin fatkarktär, syrlig frukt, lite nypon, physalis. Riktigt gott.

4
luttonm (6657) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Cloudy, mahogany. Small creamy foam. Lovely sweet sour, whiskey is solid and welcome. Rich, tasty, rising acidic sour. Whiskey and alcohol richness is a bit balancing for the heavy sour. I dig it.

2.2
KCWarrior (9) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
I can’t remember the last time I poured a beer out. I love Boulevards beers but this was terrible. After reading other reviews, I am wondering if I had a bad bottle. All I know it it was like drinking vinager.

4.2
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color w/ quick dissipating head. Aromas of vinegar, light fruit, and some barnyard. Tastes like lightly fruity easter egg dye with some horseblanket. Outstanding sour and tart!

4.1
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle.
Appearance: Murky amber brown body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Passionfruit, papaya, whiskey, and chardonnay. Light oak with prominent tart cherry.
Taste: Moderate to high tart. Papaya and strawberry are prominent, whiskey is subdued. Finding some peach and orange as well. Boozy leaning finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Damn good beer, very complex and done well.


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