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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

812 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 98
Gots: 247 | 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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Halcyondays

California

3.84/5  rDev -9.9%

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a murky red-brown with a lot of sediment at the bottom. A light cap of off-white foam is there initially, but goes away rather quickly.

S: Notes of bourbon, lemon, funk, red currant. Reminds me a lot of Allagash Curieux.

T: Sweet red fruit, sour cherry, orange, with a lot of lactic acid. The bourbon really comes in and adds a lot of character. I like how it rounds it out.

M: Medium-bodied, fizzy at times, soft carbonation, medium acidity.

O: This is a good sour, it's not great. The flavours are nice, but not overly complex. I enjoyed this beer for sure, just not worth $19.

05-18-2013 04:12:31 | More by Halcyondays
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azureoval

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-18-2013 03:36:50 | More by azureoval
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MoistPope

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-17-2013 15:52:13 | More by MoistPope
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2013 12:51:14 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WesMantooth22

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2013 02:07:29 | More by WesMantooth22
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Docrock

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-16-2013 20:39:02 | More by Docrock
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2013 19:22:39 | More by stereosforgeeks
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-16-2013 19:02:03 | More by wagenvolks
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Zbeetleman

California

4.6/5  rDev +8%

Served in a tulip glass

Appearance - hazy and dark golden in color. Thin lacing with the head after settling for a minute or two. Nice clinging of the head to the glass.

Smell - nice tart and funk on the nose with a hint of barrel notes, such as soft vanilla and oak.

Taste - wow....so amazing with the bourbon mixed with the sour. Two of my favorites making this amazing beer. Good balance with both flavors and notes from both styles come through nicely. Great to drink now, and it will probably get more amazing with age.

Mouthfeel - nice and fullbodied, rich with the bourbon barrels and it makes the salivary glands wake up a bit.

Overall - super nice and tart, good level of funk, and softly accented with the bourbon barrels. Well done, well done.

05-16-2013 03:17:18 | More by Zbeetleman
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2013 01:55:08 | More by bmurray10
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2013 21:46:15 | More by BAsbill
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2013 12:14:06 | More by ncstateplaya
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-15-2013 06:41:01 | More by Jordantb313
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2013 03:07:23 | More by Beerontwowheels
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev 0%

Bottle labeled with “Best by 3-2015.” A 750 ml bomber for $19.99. Poured into a small wine glass.

A nice sour. Refreshing. A really good beer that I would buy again (if available!). Proud to have this in my cellar and serve to my friends.

A – Pours a cloudy (almost opaque) (-) amber color. Well carbonated. Half-finger beige head, which quickly dissipates. Average lacing.

S – Barnyard funk, minor fruit.

T – Sour cherry, some sweetness, lactic acidity.

MF – light to medium bodied, some wine-like qualities, bright in the mouth.

05-15-2013 02:54:36 | More by Sludgeman
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ridglens

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-15-2013 01:20:44 | More by ridglens
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-14-2013 21:24:48 | More by theminutemen
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-14-2013 17:10:09 | More by MSandahl23
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drbenzo

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-14-2013 16:04:12 | More by drbenzo
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bahnfire

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-14-2013 13:18:19 | More by bahnfire
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-14-2013 10:42:17 | More by TheBishopco
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Nevermore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-14-2013 02:24:32 | More by Nevermore
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-13-2013 03:27:11 | More by jroberts8811
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kustard

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-13-2013 01:04:37 | More by kustard
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-12-2013 18:18:43 | More by FlussigkeitMut
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.