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Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

709 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3—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.

(Beer added by: MickeyD on 04-26-2013)
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass; bottled on 2/28/2013, best before 2/2015. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, leather, musty funk, toast, light bourbon, light vanilla, herbal, and oak/yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, pepper, leather, musty funk, toast, light bourbon, herbal, and oak/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, leather, oak, clove, musty funk, herbal, and oak/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, slightly slick, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding wild ale. All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 01:00:21 | More by superspak
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Kahless

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with Jayhawk at his Irish house party in March 2014, so this is about 14 months old now.

Poured a dark amber/copper color, very hazy, with a rocky head that fizzled pretty quickly (but I didn't pour it very hard). I've seen it on tap before (didn't drink it myself) and it looked darker then. Who knows. The smell was a mixture of bourbon/oak with some underlying sourness.

The tastes were a reverse of the smell - cherry and citrus sourness and Brett funk up front, with a bit of woody bourbon in the middle. The finish actually had a slight hop bite which was surprising but enjoyable.

I never know how to comment on mouthfeel. I didn't think about it while enjoying so it was good I guess. Overall a very enjoyable sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:44:21 | More by Kahless
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glasses.

Appearance: not much for foam; presented a very light copper/orange hue, it almost glowed. Bits of sediment were dispersed throughout.

Smell: picked up tons of lactic and funk and little vinegar. Couldn't really detect traces of oak or bourbon.

Taste: very tart and sour yet not so vinegary. Starts out sweet but finishes dry with a somewhat woodsy no. No noticeable bourbon flavors. However it's very balanced. I like how the sweetness transform to a dry finish. Alcohol presence is hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is perfect; seems to be a light bodied despite its high alcohol content. Almost refreshing.

Overall: great beer, quite a sour bomb. Something that is more enjoyable to share as there is no way I could finish this one myself.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 05:09:54 | More by Benish
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Boulevard snifter, best before 3/15

A- Pours a bright and clear ruby-orange color with some bubbles shooting to the top, creating a small foamy white head that eventually reduces to a ring around the glass, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- lactic funk up front with some wet hay and earthy aromas, ripe cherries with a nice oaky undertone with just a trace of bourbon and vanilla

T- puckering lactic sourness up front that is potent, but short lived. Fruity mid-palate notes of cherry, apple and pear. Oaky notes kick in just after with very subtle bourbon that basically just enhances the other flavors around it. Trace of vanilla ,dry linger of cherry juice on a bone dry finish

M- medium body with low carbonation produces a slightly foamy mouthfeel with a slick, dry and tart finish

O- Nice puckering punch up front, mellows out with some fruity notes, and finishes with just enough bourbon flavor to round it out. Really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 01:39:07 | More by Treyliff
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of tart notes with some hints of oak with some Brett notes. Taste is a complex mix of tart notes with some Brett notes comprised of barnyard and wet leather notes with some wood noticeable as well. Body is above average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very complex drink but also able to retain a good drinkability level.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 14:28:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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jdhowe

California

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes from ~15 August 2013

A: Pours a murky brownish deep amber with a thin ring of bubble tan head.

S: Funky cherries, definite tartness, oak, lemon, and an earthy smokiness.

T/M: Very strong tartness smoothed by oak and malt sweetness. Very strong citric acid bite. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation -- appropriate to style. Cherry and lemon are prominent. Cherry is less prominent than in the nose, but still strong.

O: Good, but not as good as I remember it being when fresher, oddly. I thought I'd like this quite a bit with more age on it, but I found that I was much more impressed by it when it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 08:55:05 | More by jdhowe
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zhanson88

California

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2014 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a turbid auburn color with a nice nice off white 1.5" head, which has good retention and lacing. A bit more clarity would be appreciated.

Smell: Cherry, funk, lemon, oak, whiskey. Smells quite tart. Nice.

Taste: Cherry sweetness, lemon, tartness, oak. Tart and dry finish. Nice level of sourness for a beer this relatively young, with room to grow more sour.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light body with high carbonation. Dry finish. Just about spot on for the style. Overall, nice. More sour than I remember the No. 2, with more room and potential to get better with some more time.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 03:27:57 | More by zhanson88
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL corked & caged bottle into goblet. Moderate hand. Batch LC13060-2. Best by: 03-2015.

A: Cloudy, iced tea brown. 1 finger of off-white head with ok retention. Light lacing. Nice effervescence, nice hue.

S: Tart cherry, mostly citric/lactic acid sourness. Oak. Bourbon. Lemon. Earth.

T: Moderate, faintly fruity, sour initially. Quickly yields to a mild bitterness and earthy, woody funk. Tartness lingers in the semi-dry finish. Alcohol is well masked.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light to moderate body. Coats the palate. A bit puckering.

O: Cool triple threat here with an assertive sour, a good dose of earthy funk, and some subtler oak-aged notes sprinkled throughout. A bit less complex than anticipated, but overall a tasty sour with quality flavors.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 07:02:21 | More by fourstringer
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dirtylou

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split, hill farmstead stemware

Dark garnet body – nice tan lace. Tart woody aroma. Very interesting flavor profile – lots of funky tannins, oak barrel, trace bourbon, and then a big kick of brown sugar in the finish. Tart cherry, bark, spice, wood. Good stuff, but I think I prefer #2

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 01:00:38 | More by dirtylou
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split with the wife celebrating the birth of our twins. We now have 3 love childs.

A - Pours a murky with a small head.

S - Smells sour, acidic lacto, mild dusty funk, sharp damp wood, sour orchard fruit, apples, berry tartness, some peppery notes, whiskey soaked wood. The aroma of old furniture woods comes out when warmed up.

T - Puckering sour upfront, acidic fruit, unsweetened cranberry juice, tart cherries, apple skins, lemons, sharp salty cheese, a rounding whiskey and wood slowly sneaks out as it warms. The finish has a snappy pepperness to it, but closes crisp and clean.

M - Sour with an acidic bite, mild effervescent carbonation that smooths out as it sets.

This packs a pretty sour punch. The tartness puckers your taste buds, scrubs the palate bringing with it complex esters, leaving behind light whiskey and old wood. Very nice roundness with crisp and snappy finish. I wish I would have bought more.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:21:49 | More by StaveHooks
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Batch number LC13059-1, best by 02-2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, lemon peel, vinegar, vanilla, and some funk. It tastes like tart cherries, lemon/lemon peel, vanilla, vinegar, funk, bourbon, wood, red grapes, strawberries and some caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this, and it kept getting better the longer I drank it. Definitely worth trying, and if I ever come across another bottle I'll have to buy some more. $14.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 23:32:51 | More by bluejacket74
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a garnet hue with rosy cap and stratospheric lacing throughout.

Very fruit forward of tart cherries. Some vinegar noted as well.

Very tart with some funk and the sourness is short lived with traces of oak. Reminds me of eating from my neighbors cherry tree in my youth. Also, some caramel malt sweetness. Some bourbon as if the glass was swished with it then a sour cherry mash poured in. Delish!

Medium body with low carbonation but yet enough to make it sparkle.

Cherry delight! Well crafted and marketed. Reminds me of Liefman's cuvée brut but Lovechild has more complexity. This screams sophistication!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 22:35:14 | More by joeseppy
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Pale mahogany body that glistens in the light. Adorned by a milky cap of khaki head. Head fizzles to a jiggly sheet of awesomeness.

S: Fruit roll ups, dry saliva, sharp tartness, delectable Brett funk, sweet bourbon mash, white grapes, wet moldy wood, pot resin. Faint cranberries cooked with cinnamon.

T/M: A sharp tartness starts this brew off, lemon juice acidity, musty funk, peppery spice, mild fruit presence, tart cherries, oak and bourbon lingering in the backdrop. Once warmed the bourbon comes out and the tartness tones down. Sting of vinegar on the effervescent finish.

O: Nice complexity that changes completely with temperature. When cold it's sharp tartness comes through strong then the bourbon and wood really shine once warmed. Juicy fruit strings along the entire trip with the booze being kept at bay so it doesn't overpower. I'm glad I hot more than one of these so I can see how this child grows. Cheers?

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 02:33:18 | More by Hopswagger
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Zaplt

California

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy ruby with a tan head that dissipates quickly, light lacing.

Aroma - Sour tart fruity funk. Grapefruit, strawberry, tartiness yum. Light earthy spice.

Taste - Full and sweet body with berry and sweet ripe dark fruit characteristics melts into an absolutely delicious tart and sour bite(strawberry, grape,cherry). Very vinous. As the bite fades you are left with a warm and subtle oak, ever so light vanilla.

Overall - Amazingly well done, bravo. I love American Wild Ale's and this is a prime example. Tart, sweet, and funk all very well balanced into a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. The mouthfeel really shines here - incredible layers!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 04:09:00 | More by Zaplt
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pint, 9.4 fluid ounces corked and caged bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Batch number: LC13060-2
Best by date: 03-2015
Served in a tulip

Impressive appearance. The hazy, deep mahogany liquid was topped by an inch-tall, creamy and silky crop of light tan foam. Large patches of sticky lacing clung to the sides of the glass. The crown slowly dissipated to a lasting film.

Apple and pear notes were instantly detectible in the nose. Super fruity overall with a nice balance of brown sugar sweetness, and lactic and brett-like tartness. The beer had a strong vinous, red wine-like quality. Oaky and funky. Berry notes were also apparent. Although I failed to pick up any bourbon initially, I thought I detected a touch of Kentucky's finest by the session's end.

The flavor profile was quite similar to the nose and just as complex. Super fruity with strong grape-y, vinous notes. Lots of lactic acid, brett, oak/wood and cellar-like funk. Strong balsamic vinegar notes. Touch of vanilla. Moderate amount of sourness. The beer was anchored by a rather sweet, caramel malt base. Good balance between sweet and tart. Raspberries and tart cherries were also noticeable. The off-dry finish contained an interesting mix of oak, lingering red wine notes and brown sugar sweetness. As the beer warmed, some booze was detectible. At 9.5% ABV, the alcohol presence was quite minimal however.

The mouthfeel was equally as impressive as every other aspect of this beer. It was silky smooth with a fine, frothy, pillowy soft effervescence. While most wild ales are thinner bodied and highly carbonated, this had a decent amount of heft for the style. Nicely done.

Boulevard's Love Child No. 3 is a fantastically flavorful, immensely complex and amazingly drinkable American wild ale. Although the bourbon barrel aging played a minimal role at best, I hardly missed it. I am already looking forward to the release of Love Child No. 4!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 01:59:44 | More by Damian
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours with a light ruby red color. A bubbly finger of head was present on the pour. Average active carbonation in the glass while drinking. Cloudy body to the brew that you can also look through.

Smell: the fruitiness of this beer is apparent on the front of this brew. Cherry and raspberry come to mind. Earthy oak and sourness come through after that. There are some very good things going on here but you do have to dig a little bit.

Taste: Sour right away. Huge acidic tart feeling blows up the palate. Tons of leafy greens and sour fruit mixed in on the front as well. Then the body is a funky fruit and some darker oak. The finish is a dryness filled with pears, tobacco, and earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel: A real journey for the palate. Sour, becomes dry, becomes sweet.

Overall: Really great brew that some age definitely helped develop everything going on with it. I had one bottle fresh and was not impressed but my mind was completely changed tonight. Boulevard really knows how to wield their brett around.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:58:58 | More by KFBR392
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's important to let this beer warm up to enjoy a crisp fruity sourness.

Pours a light, cider-like color in a tulip with a 1 finger head.

Aroma: light sour fruit, a hint of vanilla and sweetness.

Mouth feel: very carbonated and well suited to the style.

Taste: at first, very sour fruit, and a clean crisp sour finish. There is a little funk, but not as much as other beers in the same style.

Warming brings out excellence: crisp sour fruitiness.

Excellent beer. The style isn't my favorite, but the warming of this beer brings out the brewing excellence. One of the best beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:38:13 | More by brureview
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch LC13060-2. Best by 03-2015, I think.

Appearance - Hazy murky reddish brown. Thick collar. Slightly wispy surface.

Smell - Sharp vinegar. Like a distilled vinegar aroma. Brief, but sharp. Almost meaty. Slightly funky. A train wreck of an aroma.

Taste - A full turnaround. Still a little acetic, but with a nice malt. A variety of sour flavors. Lactic and acetic. A little fruity. Finishes musty.

Mouthfeel - Pretty sour. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is quite good past the smell. Amazing how bad it smells and how good it tastes.

It was the poop

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 00:37:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: mud brown, light amber hues, tanned head, fast dissipation.

Aroma: lactic acid, tart, lemon, caramel, toasted oak, vanilla, booze.

Taste: sour cherry, fruit, acid, puckering sour, slight sweet malts, oak char, vanilla bean.

Mouthfeel: medium body, airy, creamy.

Overall: unique and intricate, super enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 13:37:08 | More by EgadBananas
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magictacosinus

California

3.03/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Consumed at the sour tasting that I organized with friends. Split with many people. Thanks for the bottle, Ken! Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours an amber tinged orange color that is also extremely cloudy and murky in appearance. Pours an off white head that pathetically fizzles into pretty much nothing, but keeps surprisingly a bit of lacing in its dissipation. Very viscous - I'm anticipating a booze bomb of sorts based on the look of it. Big alcohol legs, and almost wine like in presentation if it weren't for the color. Not a bad look - but definitely really bent out of shape for a wild ale.

Doesn't smell too bad - although there's definitely a lack of complexity at stake here. Notes of dried raisins, apricots, and melons combine with a sharp funky aroma that is loaded with Pedi and Lacto bacterial strains, which produce an array of strange and foreign aromas - cheese rind, musty lemons, dried cherries, and a lactic sweetness that melds with the oak and what I presume to believe bourbon barrels. Slight sweetness from the malts at hand, as well as a toffee/caramel combo that is present yet subdued underneath all of the lactic acid. Definitely aromatic and sharp, but not too complex and a little too boozy.

I nearly gagged after the first sip - notes of medicinal vitamins and vomit all of the way. Truly terrible stuff at first, and I was really afraid to take another sip for a few minutes. Somehow, perhaps due to increasing inebriation or wanting to please my host, I took another sip to find that the vomit notes completely vanished. Nevertheless, this is a bit disjointed and I feel that the bacterial strains have completely taken over what probably made this more delightful (although recent reviews seem to prove otherwise, so maybe it's just me). Nevertheless, it is an extremely hefty sour, consisting of big raisins, funky apricots, and musty melons, with vegetal notes of squash and green pepper. The oak brings forth an almond-like nuttiness on top of extreme baking soda and charred cinnamon. The bacterial sourness coats these flavors and breed a lactic and green apple acetic flavor that is both interesting and yet slightly oppressive. The mouthfeel is top notch for the beer of this caliber and strength - creamy, thick, and sludgy. Everything else is extremely questionable, as far as a $18 bottle of beer goes.

Wasn't a big fan of this and I honestly think that the bottle we had was slightly infected. Nevertheless, I respectfully finished it and other people seemed to enjoy it overall. I do think that after the sour tasting that this was the beer that did not sit well with me, as I had horrible gagging and stomach aches, but at least I had the opportunity to try it. Never again, however.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 18:45:34 | More by magictacosinus
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best By 03-2015

A: Pours a very cloudy sunset red color with 2 fingers of head that dies down to a thin cap

S: Quite a bit of funk right up front with some barnyard and wet horse blanket. Lightly fruity with a hint of acidity

T: Starts off with a quick hit of sour notes followed up by the funk and light fruitiness. Quite acidic. The sour notes fade quite quickly and give way to a bit of complexity. Lighter fruit notes, oak, and some bready malts shine through with a very light wave to the barnyard funk. Finishes with some acidity and oaky notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good American wild. The up-front sour notes don't last too long, allowing for the oak and fruitiness to add a bit of complexity. A very balanced sour that is quite easy to drink and leaves you wanting more. I'd say the $20 is worth it at least once

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 06:51:09 | More by BEERMILER12
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown corked and caged bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Good lacing, clear reddish amber

Smell: Currants, lime pith, green olives, Portuguese sweet bread, funk, wild herbs, earthy, spice, tart, faint booze, wood

Taste: Tart throughout, mildly puckering, pulling wood, warming alcohol, hint of booze, faint vanilla, hint of maltiness, touch of funk, jasmine, faint olive juice, orange pith, quick flash of maltiness, dry fading tart finish

A bit more mellow and certainly more approachable than LC No. 2, the extra aging / blending really shows off here. Sip to sip this one keeps growing on me. Seek a bottle out now!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:47:15 | More by Jason
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bum732

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

S: Tart, funky cola like flavors up front. Medium strong oak and hints of caramel bourbon, carmelized bananas, fairly malty.

L: Cloudy, brown with some orange tints, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Tart, fruity malt up front with a semi-rich bourbon backbone caramel. Light malt body with medium tartness. Slight acetic harshness with a touch of metal. Finishes with some oak and additional tartness.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, some alcohol heat

Not bad, a little thin on the malt and a touch harsh. Barrel makes a nice appearance.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 03:31:28 | More by bum732
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared this with a friend who's a Boulevard fanboy. Glad I didn't pay for this ($18.99). Or am I?

Appearance: Pours a pink/red color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells of tart sour apples and cherries - some funk and oak. Great aroma.

Taste -Taste mirrors the nose. Really sour and really good.

Mouthfeel: Nice mouthfeel. Acidic and lots of carbonation.

Overall: One of the best sours I've ever had. Worth the money.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 05:01:56 | More by GameFreac
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours brownish red with a one finger beige head. Aroma is funky, sour with hints of cherry, hay, leather, and mild oak. Taste is similar to smell. Starts very tart, like sour cherry/raspberry then quickly fades into complex malt and Brett flavors - leather, grassy, almost musty. The beer finishes with a hint of vanilla/oak flavor. Body is thin, but complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 22:10:55 | More by jbaker67
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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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