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Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

110 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 110
Hads: 880
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 2.63%
Wants: 101
Gots: 242 | FT: 28
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:
Beer added by: MickeyD on 04-26-2013

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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 110 | Hads: 880
Reviews by mdcrouser:
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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my Boulevard Smokestack tulip, deep orange, brown and ruby - a solid cast of colors. Beautiful bottle too - cool detail with the glittering stars.

Close your eyes and you might assume that it's a wine, with lots heavy oak coming through, some sour too.

First impression seems more reminiscent of an oaky light merlot than either of the past two Children, followed by lots of tart, fruity pie cherries. Closes dry and long on oak. Very little hoppiness, merely fading into the background.

Dry, winelike, almost tacky on the tongue by the time it's completely removed itself from your mouth.

Tart and fruity like I've never had - reminiscent of the Duchesse, but without the vinegar-like presence I got there. (727 characters)

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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! (630 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (1,451 characters)

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4.6/5  rDev +10%
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Great flavor. (14 characters)

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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.