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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

817 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 97
Gots: 250 | FT: 34
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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!

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Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish copper with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A complex tart and funky aroma with some nice bourbon barrel hints. Fruit forward with hints of tart and sour cherries as well as some berry, grapes, and apple. Brett and funk hints throughout. Barrel hints of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and some slight vanilla. Bready malt with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. No real hop scent. Fairly acidic. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a wild and complex taste of tart fruits, funk, barrel notes, and caramel malt. Big taste of tart fruit upfront with notes of cherries, grapes, berries, and apple. Funky Brett and yeast notes. Midway the barrel notes come through with a taste of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and vanilla. Sweet bready malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Somewhat earthy although there isn't really any hop flavor here. A very good taste.

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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.