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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

356 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 102
Gots: 109 | FT: 10
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:
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

(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-10-2012)
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redblacks75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-01-2012 12:59:34 | More by redblacks75
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby/mahogany, with a dark tan/dry mud colored head. A finger due to a vigorous pour, but didn't stick around too long. Dissipates to a fizzy ring.

Aroma has a slight acidity, tart vanilla, oak and a mild bourbon note. There's some light fruity notes as well.

Taste was more sour, not over done, but definitely more intense. Lightly acidic, with some lighter vanilla, oak and some dark fruits.

Despite the quick-to-leave head, the body was a lighter, almost whispy lower-medium bodied, nicely carbonated fee.

Sours are a fickle beast for me. Too sour and I can't appreciate it. One sided sours, can't appreciate. But medium sours with a lot of other complexities like this; wonderful. Thanks Herf!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:33:15 | More by EgadBananas
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Dieck

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-30-2012 02:56:05 | More by Dieck
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -23%

08-27-2012 21:12:53 | More by AllHailBeercules
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2012 21:05:21 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-27-2012 00:56:46 | More by Pdrufo
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C2H5

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-26-2012 21:37:53 | More by C2H5
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-26-2012 20:20:19 | More by t0rin0
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-26-2012 02:00:47 | More by drewone
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice rich red appearance, very thin head on it, disappeared into almost nothing in a very quicklike manner. Aroma, definitely delivered on the sour cherry aspect of the beer, you smell some virgin barrel as well, enjoyable.

Taste, wow, this is similar to Supplication. That's a good thing. Continue on, you get mild leather notes. I'm impressed. The sour and tart aspect is appropriate. Its not as puckering as balaton or schaerbeekse cherries, but they're doing the trick. Look for vanilla and I'm sure you can find it, its far from in your face.

I'm very impressed with how well this hides the alcohol. Extremely impressed. No vinegar notes, finishes pretty dry. I'd pay $20 for another bottle. . . shit we paid $42 to drink it at Falling Rock taphouse, wouldn't do that again, but would buy it at a retail place for half that price.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 23:52:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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danems64


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-23-2012 01:15:22 | More by danems64
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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2012 00:30:43 | More by tigerbeer90
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2012 05:17:33 | More by IpeeA
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2012 17:38:23 | More by thewimperoo
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BeerMaverick

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange/brownish appearance with about a 1/2" of head that remains for most of the session. Unlike LC #1, this beer is opaque with a good amount of sediment preventing light from shining through.

S - Sourness is upfront and dominant with a wave of fresh fruit (mainly cherries). These two aromas compliment each other well.

T - Foreshadowed by the aroma, extremely sour/bitter with cherries and maybe some green apple. This is much more sour than LC #1 and there is no bourbon or alcohol detectable here. Some vinegar is present as well.

M - As with most wild ales, the sourness is the only aspect that remains in the aftertaste.

O - This is a fantastic wild ale (definitely one of the best I've had). This is a true staple for the style and I wish it were more easily obtained!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 20:42:36 | More by BeerMaverick
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SirIPAalot


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-19-2012 14:00:25 | More by SirIPAalot
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admonster00

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2012 02:59:59 | More by admonster00
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daledeee

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 ml bottle.

Pours a dull brown with a hint of red. Off white head but not huge.

Nose at first was spicy and some dark fruit. Then it became more yeasty. is there Brett in this? I think so.

Taste is rather on the cherry side. Not so much the darker fruit(because this is red cherries). Yeast, tartness and a sweeter finish. This beer is pretty high in alcohol for this type.

Lots of carbonated mouth feel and a not so dry finish. It is actually pretty thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 21:16:03 | More by daledeee
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cosmicevan

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for busting this out at an impromtu tasting on 8/10.

a - crimson red with thin head that was gone quick.

s - funky sour cherry. lacto.

t - nice. cherries. some thickness from the barrel. booze is well integrated. some funk.

m - fairly smooth for such a big beer. full bodied.

o - overall, really tasty. thick cherry. strong and cherry. some tartness and extremely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:51:46 | More by cosmicevan
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rarapacz

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-15-2012 19:48:30 | More by rarapacz
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drewburning25

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-15-2012 19:15:39 | More by drewburning25
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light brown color with a fizzle of a small white head that immediately disspates. I think somethin was wrong with this bottle as there was barely a pop and it poured almost still.

Aromas begin with a lot of tart dark fruit, as well as some cherry notes. As it warms you get more of the brett funk and some oak from the barrel aging. Light caramel malt sweetness in the background.

The tastes begin with tart and sour fruit highlighted by dark cherry notes. Then you get some funkiness and Brett yeastiness with some sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. As it warms it gets a little more complex with some tobacco and leather notes as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low, bordering flat carbonation. Finish is slightly dry but more sweet than tart. The sourness is low to medium, does add something to the beer.

Overall this beer was good but the still, wine-like carbonation detracts from the overall experience of this higher ABV Wild Ale. Lighter ABV Wild ales/lambics can get away with lower than normal bubbles but the caramel/sweet maltiness is a bit heavy here and makes for a slightly muddled flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 17:30:27 | More by claspada
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6demonbag

Missouri

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-12-2012 05:33:56 | More by 6demonbag
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-10-2012 22:05:19 | More by TheBishopco
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-10-2012 05:32:30 | More by LotsofLupulin
Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.