Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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.
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