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Love Child No. 2 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

373 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 102
Gots: 105 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

vande, Jun 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Black_ox, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jfstilling, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mattboyer182, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

mtomlins, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of PPOmaha
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2-2012

Aroma: tart cherries and strawberries. Clean funk.

Appearance: ruby cherry color. Beautiful. Head falls immediately.

Taste: starts medium tart with a bit of funk and finishes with prominent plum and cherry skin flavors. Hard to pick out malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: puckering and dry. No dms, very light diacetyl.

Overall: great beers that loses some of its ripe fruit characteristics with age but is almost more complex now.

PPOmaha, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

swetsastonic, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PaulUH, Feb 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Arherring, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

thegerm87, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an orangey/amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of sour tart notes are quite dominant with light subtle notes of bourbon also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic notes with a finish that is closer to Chardonnay then bourbon actually. Body is about average with medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed top style without rewriting the rule book.

Phyl21ca, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

rozymegs, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a dark caramel color. Thin, tiny head. Smell is tart and funky with some caramel malts. No booze detected in the nose for such a high abv beer. I love the sourness of this beer, first off, along with the caramel malts. Issue is taken with the bourbon barrel aging, however. I feel the vanilla, oak, caramel, and chocolate flavors from the bourbon barrel aging just clash with the tartness. Finishes sweetish. Mouthfeel could use a lot more carbonation to brighten up the heavy bourbon and chocolate flavors. Overall, this is not a favorite of mine. too much bourbon character does not work with the tart and funky.

goochpunch, Dec 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

richmarkle, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MNPikey, Nov 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

PhatAtUT, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jaydoc, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SourinQns, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

WanderingFool, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jason, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

moonknight31, Sep 17, 2013
Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.