Love Child No. 7 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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140 Ratings
Love Child No. 7Love Child No. 7
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-09-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
140
pDev:
5.91%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 27
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3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bsager1
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

759 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 3/9/16, had 2/2/18.

Pours a lightly hazy pinkish gold, which is interesting, with a two inch foamy head with good retention and a fair amount of foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Smells tart, with a light creaminess. Aromas of cherries, some yeast, brett, light malt and vanilla, some bread and apples, light lemon. The taste is tart- more as it warms, some sourness, cherries, some lemon, light brett, light malt. It’s acidic. Mostly smooth, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

This is one I’m not sure I have described well. A good amount of tartness and sourness, great aroma, very good. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssippisam
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scott2269
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy orange color with a brief half inch white head, which left a nice ring around the glass.

Fruit and barrel on the nose, with the fruit somewhat subdued in the plum, cherry family. Nice funk from the Brett, and a vinegary sour note.

The taste opens sour, but tempered by the lighter fruit notes and oakiness from the barrel. The fruit leans more cherry and raspberry in the taste. The tartness blends well with the earthiness and fruit flavors. Definitely sour, but restrained enough. Complex and variable flavors.

Dry finish and a surprisingly good accompaniement to the Thai smorgasbord we were enjoyng at rhe time. A lot going on, but quite straightforward, light and refreshng.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a peach-orange with a finger of white foam on top. Fair head retention with a foamy ring that lingers for a long while. A few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma is cherries, and plum. Flavor profile is tart cherries, plum, and green apple. Mouth feel is smooth, with a medium-thick thickness. Overall, sour and tart, but smooth and crisp. Really refreshing sour beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 750mL bottle.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of crow
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poorbuthappy
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brenn79
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Original rating May 13, 2017- 750 corked and caged bottle- Pours hazy orange with a medium white head that reduces quickly leaving a blanket. Aroma is strong in lacto, cheese, cherries, strawberries, plum, barrel, vinegar. The taste is strawberries, lacto, dusty books from the brett, funky and tart, vinegary, white wine, the barrel characteristics are reduced from last years, which in my opinion was a bit too much. Very solid sour, reminds me of what Almanac is doing with their sour lineup, dogpatch in particular.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Love Child No. 7 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 140 ratings