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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

789 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 98
Gots: 241 | FT: 31
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:
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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2013 05:15:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2013 01:17:09 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2013 01:16:52 | More by kjkinsey
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2013 01:10:28 | More by capnamerica
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:32:27 | More by jjanega08
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-19-2013 23:39:49 | More by Archemedies
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-19-2013 20:50:27 | More by litheum94
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-19-2013 13:23:20 | More by hiphopj5
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2013 02:08:19 | More by mnphish
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2013 23:14:50 | More by Dasein11
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper color, with a 1/2 finger tan head which fades to a disc of foamy and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma has tart cherries, lemons, oak, barnyard funk, and a little bourbon and vanilla. Some of the aromas are partially masked by the tartness, but they are still detectable.

Tastes tart and acidic, with a light sweetness. There are tart cherries, lemons, barnyard funk, oak, and a light amount of bourbon and vanilla.

Medium bodied with light carbonation. The alcohol is pretty well hidden for a 9.50 % abv beer with light bourbon. Finishes dry. A very nice sour from Boulevard.I recommend picking this up if you like Sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:01:52 | More by hardy008
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2013 01:06:03 | More by Invictus
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-17-2013 06:04:19 | More by twelveinches
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ChewyLewy for sharing this one at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Batch # lc13059-1. Best before 2/2015.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with fruit, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit, wood, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance between sour and wood aspects.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:39:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-17-2013 02:11:17 | More by HoistinBrews
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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-16-2013 23:31:58 | More by Crookdrain
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-16-2013 23:28:42 | More by Hessian257
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morimech

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber/brown with just over one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Smells moderately tart and acidic. Notes of berries and grapes. Not getting much oak or bourbon. No trace of funk either.

This beer did not seem to get influenced by the barrel very much. Much more like a straight up sour. A sour that is on the lower side of the sour spectrum. Vinous flavor qualities with a touch of vinegar. Finishes dry with an acidic aftertaste.

Bigger bodied than most sours. Nicely carbonated to liven things up.

A beer that is just not there yet as far as depth goes. Maybe more time in the bottle will bring out more qualities. A nice $10 sour nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:43:19 | More by morimech
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep red/brown with a big medium khaki colored head. The foam fades in a moderate amount of time, leaving a thin layer of foam across the top of the beer. There is minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pretty much what I expected, based off of Love Child #2. It's tart with big cider vinegar notes, cherries, and mild blackberries. It stings the nostrils a bit.

T: The beer starts off biting with a big sour vinegar note. It hits hard, but backs off as some fruit begins to shine through. As the beer moves back to the finish, it's tightens up again, making it slightly yeasty and puckering.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's tight, puckering, effervescent, and dry in the finish.

O: Decent American Wild Ale, but the balance is just off. As in Love Child #2, this beer falls shy of the mark, but it's still drinkable. I just wish Boulevard would add more fruit, let the beer sit in some oak barrels for longer, and smooth this creation out. It's just too harsh overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 16:23:39 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-16-2013 15:28:49 | More by DooshBagalow
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-16-2013 02:01:35 | More by brotherloco
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-16-2013 00:42:13 | More by mychalg9
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-15-2013 22:00:51 | More by Davit
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yeti123

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-15-2013 16:32:48 | More by yeti123
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-15-2013 16:14:18 | More by blindpiggie
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.