Love Child No. 2 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opened today 3/12/13. Pours a ruddy orange brown, only a finger of thin white head forms and dissapears leaving no lacing. Nose is almost prunish, cherries, oak, leather, funk, taste is similar with everything in perfectly balanced proportions- not too funky, not too sour, certainly not too sweet, but just the right amounts of each. Cherries in the front with lemony tartness in the middle broken by funk and dryness at the end.

I love sours, and this was one of my favorite beers, ever. It stood up to the Russian River sours. Only problem I see is not having more to drink!

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep caramel color. The nose is super complex, very sour, lots of wild/funky yeast, notes of oak towards the back too. Taste follows the nose, super complex, really tart and sour. Lots of lemon/apple and cherry. There is some nice oak/bourbon notes too. Good carbonation, leaves some lingering sour/tart apple notes in the back end. All in all, this is a great beer, glad that I was able to get a coupe bottles from a couple generous Beer Advocates!

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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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