Beer Review: BOULEVARD LOVE CHILD NO. 2

Beer Review: BOULEVARD LOVE CHILD NO. 2

Publisher: Boulevard Brewing
Genre: Barrel-Aged Beer, Beer Reviews
Print Length: 750 ml
ISBN: N/A

Boulevard’s Love Child Series presents wild ales aged in barrels with lively cultures like Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces. These rebellious brews can be so intricate that the label features gauges to indicate the intensity of three key traits: Funk, Sour, and Fruit, capturing the essence of the ale upon release. Just like people, these ales evolve with age.

Appearance: The pour reveals a murky mahogany hue with a thin film on top.

Aroma: Tart plum skin notes blend with hints of bourbon, and a touch of coriander or other savory spices.

Taste: The flavor profile offers tart red fruit, softened bourbon tones, and a hint of red wine vinegar. A subtle presence of tannins lingers, accompanied by a lasting tartness.

Mouthfeel: The beer is full-bodied, with a puckering sensation and soft carbonation.

Overall: This brew was thoroughly enjoyable. It reminds me somewhat of Upland’s Gilgamesh, but I’d give Love Child No. 2 the slight edge. It’s very flavorful and welcoming, with a sourness that is pronounced but not overwhelming. I wish I had a bottle to cellar for a year.