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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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377 Ratings

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Ratings: 377
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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

For once, a Supremes song that isn't "Reflections" is stuck in my head... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear rust topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises re wine vinegar, black cherry, tart berry, a twist of lemon, and the vague notion of old wood way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, the tartness straight out in front and hanging on through to the end. Thing is, it's a slightly subdued sourness, one that ends up a flat, one-dimensional flavor sensation that, once it's gone, doesn't leave anything in its wake to party in its absence. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, this was just a middling sour for me, one that got the basic sour idea down, but was unable to elaborate on it to any appreciable end. Gotta say, it was pretty boring to me...

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Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.