Boulevard Love Child No. 4

Boulevard Love Child No. 4

Rated 3.567 by BeerPals

Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

8 International Bittering Units

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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? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 4 — with beer aged from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion of the beer spent 11 months in stainless tanks, souring on Lactobacillus. While very tart, the sourness is short-lived and the beer finishes dry with a trace of oak.

ID: 57455 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank2241
Overall Percentile95.4
Style Rank46 of 1094
Style Percentile95.8
Lowest Score3.9
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.133
Weighted Score3.567
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 10950 reviews
    rated 4.6 6 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a clear dark amber with a very thick ivory head. Strong aroma has definite notes of sour fruit and bacteria, with yeasty and bready notes. Bold, sour flavor has notes of cherry, apple and Mandarin orange, as well as subtle malty and yeasty tones. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy, and finish is pleasantly tart. Love this child!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    wish lister...whiskey heavier than the wine in this one. That's ok, as it lends another level of complexity to the beer. Also adds a little heat, though, and a heavier feel and flavor than I'm used to for the style. Nice mix of sweet and sour. Quite acidic. Not in LOVE with this as I was Love Child 2 & 3, but it's still damn good.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    750 ml bottle, batch L14071-1, best by 03-2016. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

    The aroma is acidic tart brett and sourness with some musty funk.

    The flavor is lots of tart, mouth-puckering lactic sourness with a little fruitiness and some funk in the background. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.

    Overall, a very nice sour.

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