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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

799 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 95
Gots: 241 | FT: 32
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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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-22-2013 03:00:35 | More by ajs4bd
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-22-2013 01:10:14 | More by tdmccarthy
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-22-2013 00:47:42 | More by stealth
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ChanceK

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-21-2013 01:45:02 | More by ChanceK
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eorwar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2013 00:32:27 | More by eorwar
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mynie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2013 22:50:27 | More by mynie
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

06-20-2013 21:17:06 | More by Iowacraft
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JacobGumina

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-20-2013 19:31:32 | More by JacobGumina
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2013 16:49:23 | More by ReeseMax3
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-20-2013 15:19:18 | More by lucas1801
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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
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.