Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jdhowe:
3.96/5 rDev -7%
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.
01-29-2014 08:55:05 | More by jdhowe
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -0.5%
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!
09-30-2013 02:47:15 | More by Jason
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Batch number LC13060 with a best by date of 2/03/2015.
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.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Tart, fruity, and fairly acidic. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.
Overall: A pretty good sour ale. The fruit flavor is good and the barrel adds a interesting kick without overwhelming the sour notes.
06-29-2013 07:59:37 | More by MattyG85
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.