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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
95
world-class

810 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 810
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 98
Gots: 246 | FT: 33
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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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-07-2013 16:43:13 | More by kbuzz
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-07-2013 12:06:44 | More by pwoody11
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-07-2013 07:16:49 | More by akang
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 20:21:57 | More by smithj4
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -20.7%

A - pours a cloudy amber with an ephemeral head. No lace. Light bubbles.

S - Mild intensity. Vinegar, ambiguous berries, bourbon oak, lacto, mild bready malt.

T - follows the aroma, but not in a pleasant way.

M - medium body. Acetic and mildly boozy finish.

O - I like sour ales quite a bit, but didn't like this one much. Lacks complexity and refinement, lacks flavor beyond just being a slightly fruity and vinegary sour with notes of bourbon. The finish is a tad rough. The bourbon barrel doesn't compliment the base beer. It's not terrible, but it isn't something I want to drink again.

07-06-2013 20:02:42 | More by GuzzLah
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DTown

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-06-2013 17:29:11 | More by DTown
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-06-2013 17:25:49 | More by JJWIGHT
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itsthepleats

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-06-2013 14:50:21 | More by itsthepleats
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 04:46:38 | More by kawilliams81
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 01:28:58 | More by Lare453
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striker2160

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-05-2013 23:06:03 | More by striker2160
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2013 21:46:02 | More by DeutschesBier
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev -13.4%

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a tulip glass that quickly dissipated to a thin ring. the body was a bubbly reddish-brown color.
s - big dark fruit aromas like plums, cherries, and grapes.
t - bourbon oak balanced by tart cherries.
m - medium and dry.
o - the bourbon barrel was done nicely here but i would have liked a little more funk.

07-05-2013 15:01:42 | More by GPHarris
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-05-2013 04:02:44 | More by illidurit
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-05-2013 00:47:18 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-05-2013 00:16:41 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-05-2013 00:13:14 | More by djrn2
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mkh895

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-04-2013 22:08:42 | More by mkh895
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-04-2013 01:58:34 | More by ChugginOil
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roger617

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

750 ml bottle poured into tulip

A: 3.75 color appears as a blend of amber and copper, pours with 2 fingers of head that reduces to a slim line around the edge after 1 minute.
S: 4.0 I detect the subleties of sourness, but no bourbon notes. The aroma does not punch you in the face, but it gets the point across of what is being achieved with this beer.
T: 4.25 upon first sip, I'm greeted with an aggressive sour impact. With each drink the sourness subdues into a very enjoyable flavor. The bourbon does not come through. Halfway through the first glass this mellows out, (or my taste buds mellow out) the bourbon flavor starts showing up in the background.
M: 4.25 this is carbed fairly high, but that seems to help blend the flavors quite nicely.
O: 4.25 the taste notes sum this one up pretty well. Great beer, glad I've got another one in the cellar.

07-04-2013 01:40:18 | More by roger617
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-02-2013 15:48:09 | More by DaftCaskBC
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mveatch

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-01-2013 23:32:19 | More by mveatch
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-01-2013 21:39:22 | More by jacewg
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-01-2013 19:37:57 | More by yoitsarch
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-01-2013 16:32:29 | More by dcloeren
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.