Boulevard Love Child No. 8

20180329:
Note - Received @ 20180330 4:35 AM PT:
this boulevard sour was enjoyable. I sipped a glass of it while on my computer and didn't focus on it much. not necessarily because it was bad; just drinking casually

Beer and Bottle Front

[20180501 Edit]

20180401:
Note - Received @ 2:07 AM PT:
today this sour ale was still sour. and still delicious. I had about a glass and a quarter. still some left. the sourness has a little bitterness, equivalent to cranberry juice. so it's really easy to enjoy. I like this taste much more than wines which are sweet but have tannins.

Beer and Bottle Back

[20180501 Edit]

Boulevard Love Child No. 8

Relevant Links:
Love Child No. 8 (Boulevard Website)
Boulevard Love Child No. 8 (RateBeer.com)
Love Child No. 8 | Boulevard Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
LOVE CHILD NO. 8
WOOD-AGED SOUR ALE

Boulevard's Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobacillus 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? A blend of wood-aged sour beer, Love Child No. 8 is composed of multiple vintages of a Flanders-style sour red ale and a sour Belgian-style golden. This release features soft lactic acidity punctuated with slight acetic notes and a tart, fruity flavor remiscent of sour cherries and green strawberries.

Recommended Glassware: Tulip Glass

ABV 9% | IBUs 9 | EBC 26

TASTING NOTES
AROMA Tart cherry, slight earthiness, toasted oak
MALT Minimal caramel and toffee
HOPS N/A
BALANCE Acidity/Oak
BODY Light to medium

FOOD PAIRINGS
BEEF CARBONNADE
STRONG/FUNKY/SOFT CHEESES
SALADS WITH ACIDIC DRESSINGS
DARK CHOCOLATE