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Love Child No. 4 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 4Love Child No. 4

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 30
Gots: 142 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Love Child is made by blending batches of beer, aged for between 11 months and 5 years in whiskey barrels (50%), wine foeders (15%), and stainless steel tanks (35%). The beer gets it's funk from Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces (the same Brett used in Boulevard's Saison-Brett).

(Beer added by: johnsonni on 05-30-2014)
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bsp77

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dark murky orange with good sized off-white.

Smell: I smelled some whiskey upon pouring, but that mostly disappeared once settled. Otherwise, notes of lemon, sour apple, oak and pepper. Not quite as fragrant as some Sours.

Taste: Very nice mix of flavors going on here. There is the standard Sour taste of apple cider vinegar and lemons - pretty sour overall. Some nice oak, spice and pepper notes, with some sips giving a stronger Whiskey presence. There is a touch of rustic red wine as well, more akin to the table wines found in Italy, Spain or the Rhone Valley. Lingering oak and sour notes.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation. Body is hard to determine as with many Sours, but this seems to be a little fuller than many due to the 9% abv. Finish is tart and dry of course.

Overall: This is a very nice, complex Wild Ale. Too bad I never was able to try the earlier iterations of Love Child, but I will certainly keep an eye out for future ones.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 14:19:27 | More by bsp77
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Love Child No. 4 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.