Love Child No. 2 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 2Love Child No. 2
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by AmericanGothic on 06-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
395
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.71%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
99
For Trade:
7
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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep red topped by a finger of dense off white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of tart cherries with a lot of acidity, some slight funk, and a bit of caramel sweetness
T: Taste is tart cherries and acidity up front with some caramel sweetness, hints of leather, some slight funk and oak. Swallow is more acidity and cherries with some more caramel, leather and oak on the finish.
M: This beer has a medium mouthfeel with soft but adequate carbonation and a dry finish
O: Overall this is a really nice sour with great flavors and complexity. It reminds me a lot of a really nice Flanders Red. Definitely looking forward to trying the others I have from the series.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
2/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Consumed 9/23/16

The review justifies the score. I'm sure this was great at release but this bottle fell. Caramel color, no head and the only aroma is green apples and acetic acid.

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyIU13
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hearty red appearance, looks like love with a thin head on top. Sour cherry aroma, strong oak notes.

Taste was a solidly sour red and brown ale. Earth and leather notes. Mild vanilla undercurrent. Substantial alcohol doesn't come off that way, good mouthfeel.

Have you had Supplication? This is a lightly cheaper decent substitute for it. Would bang at $20/750ml again.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cherry dark fruits, raspberry, vanilla, lacto, some funk, oak, and earthiness. Reserved, balanced sourness. Lower end of the carb scale. Ruddy, brown red color. Super good.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Jeffh84
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Love Child No. 2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 395 ratings.
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