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Love Child No. 2 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 2Love Child No. 2

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

380 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 100
Gots: 104 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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?

Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.

11 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First pour in a Love Child No. 2-4 vertical. Opened about 4 months past the stamped 03/2014 "enjoy by" date.
Flanders red in appearance.
Slight funkiness in the aroma with the bourbon barrel characteristics standing out more.
A crisp tartness upfront. Finish was mostly the bourbon barrels with little-no fruitiness and very little sour. The aftertaste was the same. The sour/funk characteristics were not as prominent as I thought it would be. Might have been due to age especially when compared to Love Child No. 3.

Still a great and enjoyable beer. Really liked being able to pick out the differences in all three of the vertical.

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Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.