Love Child No. 6 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 6Love Child No. 6
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-01-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At a recent bottle share, Love Child 4 through 8 were sampled. This reviews will compare all 5.

Minus No. 5, most of the brews had a reddish tint to the appearance. Carbonation was visible in each.

A fruity oaky nose was noted in No 4, No 6. Cherry Lime was specifically noted in No. 6. In No. 5, No. 7, and No. 8, the nose was more dry and oaky with fruit being less pronounced.

In terms of taste, 4 and 6 were the clear winners as fruit followed the taste. No. 5 and 8 were the weak links as they were more acidic. I did not feel like much was happening in the those selections. No. 7 had a drier fruity presence, which was a nice change up. Grape and cherry skin were noted.

Carbonation came with the style. The aging created a dry presence that clung to the side of the mouth.

In order of preference from best to worst, I will say 4, 6, 7, 8, 5

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More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch number L110415-2. Best by date: 11/2017.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with malt, unripe cherry, funk, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour unripe cherry, acidic, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice sour and funk characteristics, but it's a bit one dimensional to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of corby112
2.51/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color. Very dark and turbid, almost brown, with deep tangerine edges. Pours nearly still with faint bubbles that immediately disappear. No lacing. Very disappointing.

Strong acetic presence in the nose with prominent vinegar dominating the other notes. As it warms, vinous wine barrels stand out with red wine tannins, dark berries, grape and sour cherry. Unfortunately, there's not much else going on. Boring and a bit too solvent-like for my preference.

Fuller body than expected with a slightly creamy texture and soft carbonation. Somewhat slick/oily but also a bit watery in the finish. Tart and Pickering but not overly acidic. Stronger lactic funk than expected at almost uber Berliner levels. Yogurt with cheesy funk countering the tart acidity and strong acetic vinegar. Sweet balsamic flavor but not as harsh or solvent-like as in the nose. Still, this beer is a bit too acetic for my liking but the funk and vinous barrel notes decently balance things out. Some charred oak with dry red wine and vinous fruit juice. Dark grapes, sour cherry and currant along with subtle strawberry and cream. An interesting beer but the lack of carb, strong lactic funk and acetic character hurt the drinkability and overall flavor.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

as good as most any beer in this series, another great installment worth picking up. more of a red wine flavor to this than some of the others that seemed a little more dominated by bourbon. this seems like a mix of both, but the tannic fruitiness of the wine barrels really comes out, i have to assume they used them here. i also get another kind of fruitiness in nose and taste, and its cherry. maybe some time in a cherry wine barrel too? it has that tart and sweet tang, almost like cranberry in the middle, and its definitely highly acidic. seems to have less body than some of the others, so the brown sugar and molasses flavor on the back end comes out a little more and lingers longer. less grain flavor than i remember in the others too, more of a generic caramel thing, with some flanders red type notes in there with all the acidity and light vinegar hit. love the dried fruit thing, and that the sweetness and vanilla aspects of the bourbon seem scaled back without cutting into how oaky it is, and how mellow it ends up being. the booze might be a little exposed here, especially when it gets warm, and its definitely thin and under carbonated for what it is, but i like it a lot, and think its a little more distinct than some of its predecessors. fun stuff, pricey but worth it.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, batch L110615-2, best by 11-2017. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a very small head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is some fruity brett with a lot of lactic acidic sourness.

The flavor is very sweet and tart fruit with lots of lactic sourness. It's pretty acidic with a little bandaid. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice sour. I'd prefer more brett and funk to the sweet and acidic lactic sourness.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours an orangish amber color that is very cloudy. The head dissipates quickly. The smell is sour from the lacto and you get a bit of barrel on the nose as well. The taste is very sour even though the bottle says it is less sour than 5. The fruitiness is definitely less in this beer and most of the flavor is sour and barrel. The feel is less than medium with very little carbonation but the sourness covers your tongue. I look forward the each version of Love Child as they are wonderful sour ales and this is my favorite so far.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper to amber in color with a moderate amount of haziness. There's a fingernail of off white around the rim. The aroma is of tart Brettanomyces and cherries. I taste plenty of very tart Brettanomyces and sour cherries. The mouth is very dry and highly carbonated.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My neighbor is able to get Love Child in downstate Illinois. This one was quite nice. It poured a hazy orangish color with white head and a spotty lace. Smell is floral with ripe fruit and hints of sweet malt. The taste is sour/tart with ripe fruit and sweet malt. While there is some light bitterness it actually is fairly smooth as compared to LC of the past. The mouthfeel is medium in body with big carbonation. Overall it has been my favorite Love Child.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed amber with a pinky of fast falling cream colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness & sourness, pear notes

T: Follows the nose, intense sourness, cherry presence as well, hints of vinegar up front. Peaches, pears, intense sourness, dryness up front. Lee Hing Moi- like flavors ( sour plums ) as this warms, minus the saltyness, sour cherry,. so much dryness & acidity. Finishes with much sourness, some tartness, a little lemon sneaks in & choke cherry

MF: Medium body , slight carbonation, acidic

Drinks pretty easy, a well put together, puckery sour

Sour freaks rejoice, this is your huckleberry. Drinks really easy for the ABV & sourness, as usual this Love Child series delivers

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Photo of robgage
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Love Child No. 6 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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