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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

368 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 103
Gots: 106 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, 2012-1, BBD 2014-3
Boulevard tulip

A: Hazy deep orange amber color. Initially about a half finger off white head. Good carbonation. Forms a collar around edges of glass.

S: Smells of tart cherry. Funk. Oak. Faint booze. Lactic sourness.

T: Up front you get a tickle of tartness. Not overly sour, but a nice tart touch. In the middle palate, you get some of that lactic sour cherry filling. It's mildly similar to a Flanders Red but bigger at the higher abv. Finish is dry but not bone dry. Lingering tart flavors. You also get some rounding from the barreling in oak. Traces of vanilla sweetness.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, May 28, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chimay Chalice

Appearance: minimal head, hazy, dark red/brown in color, low carbonation

Smell: sour mix and light fruit

Taste: cherry, oak, sour mix, and light cranberry

Mouthfeel: sweet and sour, medium-light bodied, medium carbonation but very prickly

Overall: Great sour cherry taste that has complexity with other fruit flavors. Right up there with the best domestic sours. Sour but not mouth puckering and vinegary. A bit pricey, but if I wanted an american wild ale, this would be one I would turn to.

tigg924, May 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

CEDAMA, May 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Jslay013, May 26, 2013
Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.