Friday, September 14, 2012

Boulevard Love Child No.2

  • SRM Color : 22
  • Brewer: Boulevard Brewery
  • Brewer's 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.
  • Recommended Glassware: A Tulip 
  • Russ' rating: 9.5 of 10
  • With the brew: Give Up The Funk
  • Comments: Sold out locally in  a matter of hours, I was excited to find this bottle in Omaha on a business trip. Love Child poured out brown and hazy with an average size bubble (0.5mm - 0.7mm). The head settles to a nice wet lace that follows the drink to the bottom of the glass. The nose was fruity, almost cherry like, with a tart kick the you can feel at the back of your nose. Only my second Sour Beer, I must say that after Love Child I am a fan. The first sip is sweet and very tart reminding you of bitter cherries and pie apples, and as the glass warms in your hand it mellows a bit to be a comforting funky fuzzy flavor that is both pleasantly sweet and surprisingly crisp