Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jjanega08:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
Batch Number: LC13060-2
Best by Date: 03-2015
A= Pours a deep dark amber color that is very hazy with an active head that rises to two fingers and falls slowly for how fast the bubbles pop into a thin layer on top of the glass with some spotty lacing.
S= Big vinegar sour is the first thing I notice. Tons of it. Then I notice the bourbon understones coming through. There is a bit of a sour cherry smell to it that plays out as well as some basic woodiness.
T= The taste is up front very sour. Suprisingly sour actually after reading some of these reviews it made me think this was gonna be mild. This hits me right in the mouth with a lactic sourness. Less Vinegar than I was expecting as well. The bourbon barrel comes in but it's a little late to the party and I only notice after my mouth grows accustomed to the sour assault. The sour cherry flavor that I got in the nose plays a big role in the flavor as well. A moderate amount of funk comes through but it's a little subtle.
M= The mouth is nice and active.
O= This beer is great. I think it's my first sour from Boulevard and they did it right that's for sure. With the sours disappearing out of MN it's nice to see a brewery bringing a quality sour into the state. Loving this beer so much I might go buy the rest of the shelf at the store. It's hard out here for a gangsta
06-20-2013 00:32:27 | More by jjanega08
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 809 ratings.