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Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

799 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 799
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 95
Gots: 241 | FT: 33
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle marked with a "best before" date of 02/2015. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. Finally getting around to sampling #3 for the first time.

Appearance - A beautiful beer, with a body the shade of coppery brown with hints of reddish clay and golden amber. Atop sits a frothy cinnamon-sugar colored head about a finger deep. Dissipates over several minutes to a foamy film with a bit more head amassing around the edges of the glass. Lacing is present, but faint, and still yields traces of sticky residue.

Smell - Mild notes of cinnamon and nutmeg lay dormant behind a healthy onslaught of woody oak and apple cider vinegar. Subsequent inhales reveal a bit more funk and wet hay element to the aroma and maybe even a barely perceptible trace of soy sauce.

Taste - Initial impression is mouth-puckering tart, lemon juice, with elements of granny smith and vinegar. Flavor balances out to finish dry, leaving your mouth craving another sip, just like a nice refreshing citrus-ade. Oak is present again on the aftertaste. The heat on this is amazingly well-hidden.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent and slightly puckering, with a dry finish. Light-medium body and high carbonation.

As with my taste of last year's Love Child No. 2, I'm trying this one for the first time a good amount after the bottling. Luckily, these beers age amazingly well, and No. 3 is no exception. Still at the sour end of the spectrum, but not as turn-your-mouth-inside-out as No. 2, I wish I had a few more bottles of this stuff. Very tasty rendition of an American Wild.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 23:47:28 | More by LambicPentameter
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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.