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Love Child No. 3 - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

866 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 99
Gots: 245 | FT: 35
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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3.62/5  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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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.59/5  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.

Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.