Love Child No. 8 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.18/5
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69 Ratings
Love Child No. 8Love Child No. 8
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:
Love Child No. 8 is composed of multiple vintages of a Flanders-style sour red ale and a sour Belgian-style golden. This release features soft lactic acidity punctuated with slight acetic notes and a tart, fruity flavor reminiscent of sour cherries and green strawberries.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-01-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
69
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date on label is '22FEB2019'
Only slightly cloudy, gold colored body. Pour does not induce a real head but retains a scattered island and a ring fed by rising bubbles. No real lacing.
Aroma is yeast, with a fruit influence and sour.
Taste is unsweetened strawberries tugged with balanced yeast sourness. Short taste profile, with a bit of fizziness on the front of the after taste.
Medium, dry, and fizzy mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
Very enjoyable sipping beer, for a wild ale. Taste progresses through a few flavors of fruit, vinous, and yeast layers, that add up to something positive for a beer sampling.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of golf4collet
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Psilo
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/24/17, best by 2/24/19, enjoyed on 8/12/18.

Pours reddish copper with gold highlights. Single finger of white foam. Spotty lacing. 

Smells sour, woody.

Tastes sour, woody, tart, wine-like. Very dry, not very funky or fruity.

Not much going on beyond the woody sourness, but it's still a smooth and enjoyable drink. Alcohol is well-hidden. Sourness is puckering. Overall not very complex.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/2 price sour sale yea I'm in. I would not have paid the original $20 just not worth that. Sour fruits, even a little banana. Exactly what I was in the mood for Saturday afternoon before dnner. Did get a little tough to finish but couple ounces of Seagrams American blend (at $4 for 200 ml is a really nice sipping whiskey) fixed that. Overall outstanding.

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Photo of jpkand
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicholas_JD_11
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pontzie
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cage and cork bought at broudys.

L: cork popped vigorously. Pours out with a golden brownish color and slight peach color undertones. Darker color that almost makes me think of a dark dubbel. Head was active and dissipated quickly.

S: Powerful sour fruit as it pours, this scent is powerful enough to fill a room as it pours. Lovely yeast and sour grassy notes on closer inspection.

T: Fairly agressively sour but it doesn't to my taste cross into undrinkably acidic. Awesome. It treads nicely between deeply sour and drinkablely fruity. Not sure what fruits are used. It seems less cherry like and more like unripe strawberry or something else more green to me.

F: The sour puckers up the taste buds initially but the after taste softens and becomes a bit more grassy and fruity than some of the super sours.
Alcohol is well balanced and easy to consume here.

O: If you enjoy sour this is a great balance. If you are a fan of sweeter things this one will probably cross the line to vinegary. For me, this is a great sour that hits right into the right notes. I enjoy this beer a lot...

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Photo of blissfulNemo
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brew-Ed
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerbarian
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of minkyslug
3.36/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The look, feel, and smell of this beer is great, but I agree with the previous poster--the taste is just too vinegary for my buds. I love funky and sour beers, but this one's literal sourness tips the scale a few scant points past easy drinkability.

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Photo of MurphDog14
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afinepilsner
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one felt a little too one dimensional and not as complex in aroma and taste as some other Love child’s I’ve had. A little too “vinegary”.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Love Child No. 8 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 69 ratings