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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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861 Ratings

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 97
Gots: 247 | FT: 36
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.
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate, but quickly disappearing head on it. Nose is quite effervescent and with some very sour dark fruit elements to it. Taste is fairly sour, and will certainly make you pucker a little bit. Fairly clean drink, but has a bit of a bite.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle with Batch # LC13060-2 and Best By date of 3-2015

A: Pours a slightly hazy amberish copper with 1-finger thick off-white head which fades to a thin cap leaving sheet lace with spots.

N: Oak tannins, fruit (raspberries, cherries, white grape), slight funk, earthy and herbal. On warming more musty and horseblanket is present.

T: Sour and tannic with a near balsamic twang. Woody and flanders-esque, more citrus (orange and peaches), some fruit, grassy/hay/herbal. Not getting the vanilla or bourbon.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Lacto sour and fruity finish.

O: Complex and evolving on warming from frig to room temperature. Not gonna buy another but would have again if shared by others.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazed deep brick reddish color with a one finger cream colored head.

S: A lot going on here. A lot of tart red fruit foremost. Raspberry, red cherry and maybe some plum. Some maltiness going on as well with a touch of caramel. There's also a hint of vanilla, oak and bourbon on the backend. A good amount of brett throughout.

T: Opens on a great tart note with a lot of unripe cherry and unripe plum. The tartness never becomes too sour because there's just enough of a sweet malt backbone to hold it down. Raspberry, vanilla, and a lemony finish with a good amount of lactic tartness. Finish has some tannic dryness and really leaves you wanting more. An awesome beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle
A- Pours an off white 1 finger head that slowly fades into a hazy deep.amber color
S- A sharp acidity is most promenint with hints of lemon and oak, bourbon is very subtle but present
T- Funky, gauges on the bottle are pretty spot on except maybe a little more funky. Oak and a touch of fruityness give way to a plesantly tart finish that reminds me of a slightly under ripe raspberries.
M- Relitivly light body for a 9.5% beer, carbonation tickles the tounge.
O- I enjoyed this offering very much, Im finaly getting a taste for sour beers. Im a big fan of bba stouts and I was interested to see how the bourbon would fit into a sour, but I probably wouldn't have known it was bba if not for the label.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 750 ml bottle (best by February 2015) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a unique, nearly-opaque reddish, orange, brown colored brew. The color is strangely pretty. The head is one-finger of tan foam that is dense but drops quickly to a thick cap and then into a collar.

S-The brett is obvious on the nose, but the smell is more tart and fruity than pure funkiness. There is a vinegar tartness, some vanilla, oak and just a hint of bourbon in the very back. Nice and complex with a balanced mixture of sweet and sour.

T-The taste is cidery and vinegar-forward. This beer is tart and full of sour fruit notes like lemon, cherries, green apple, and white grapes. The bourbon character is very, very mild and comes through more as vanilla and drying oak than boozy. There is a bit of caramel that peaks through as the brew warms up. Funkiness is mild.

M-The brew has an assertive, ultra-fine carbonation that gives a creamy, medium to full body feel. It is a bit odd, but a nice match for the flavor profile.

O-This is a great beer that hides the 9.5% ABV better than almost anything else I have ever tried. It is massively tart, but the light funk and the hints of bourbon and caramel from the barrels provide a nice counterbalance to the vinegar and tart fruit notes. This beer would make for an amazing dessert and I will certainly be looking out for more.

Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.