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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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847 Ratings

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 97
Gots: 252 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Listers, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

GTB, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Beer_Drinker, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Lob, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

LiquidCucumber, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Beerrenda, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jslay013, May 26, 2013
Photo of Jfriz25
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Murkey red, almost orange that keeps an off white ring around the edge of the glass. Small bits hanging in suspension.

Smell- I don't get a ton on the nose, mostly tart bourbon notes. Kind of smells like tart of darkness.

Taste- I mostly get tart pucker, not much I can pick out. I get a nice bourbon finish. Very nice but not super complex.

Mouthfeel- this is probably the highlight of the beer. Perfect amount of carbonation gives a soft silky mouthfeel.

Overall- This was my first shot at this beer and am pretty impressed. This is definetly one I will seek out in the future.

Jfriz25, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

pk18, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Zaximus, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

IrishKevin, May 25, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So excited to find this on shelves here in Fresno! Pours a murky, reddish-orange color with a medium, off-white head that goes down quickly. Scent is, WOW!...smacked int the face with lacto sourness. Sour cherries and some vanilla oaky aromas. Man, this one smells much more sour than I was expecting. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pears, and grapes is what I'm picking up. Some grape skin as well. Not necessarily detecting bourbon, but definitely getting the oak. Taste is sweet pear and strawberry up front. Tart grapes lead to sour cherries and dark fruits. Very complex the way the flavors change on this one. The bourbon is more noticeable in the flavor, but very subtle. It also provides a pleasant warming sensation. Some sour, lactic flavors with some red wine vinegar. Finishes with booze and sweet berries. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry and sticky. Drinkability is high, especially for almost 10% ABV. Overall, this is one outstanding beer. I am so happy we get these in California now.

DovaliHops, May 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ystazi, May 25, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color tinged by apricot nectar; the head, though modest in size, delivers many squiggles of lacing

Smell: Lacto-dominant aromatics, with tart stone fruit and oak

Taste: Lactic sourness, up front, with both sweet and tart fruit (primarily cherry and apple) elements developing in the middle; after the swallow, the Bourbon barrel brings added complexity, with its sweet vanilla and booze tones; barnyard funk is in the finish, too, although it is very subtle

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; puckering, for sure

Overall: Really enjoying this American Wild; there is a lot going on between the sweet and tart flavors as well as the Bourbon and lactobacillus tones

brentk56, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

h0ppster, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

beergorrilla, May 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

EdwardFortyHands, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ncpogs, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Zaphog, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

BradStokley, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

lakersfan16, May 22, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this after opening my last bottle of no.2 recently

A- Pours a murky ruby brown with a short head that hangs around for a bit, hazier than I remember fresh (although that is assuming that 2 & 3 are similar recipes, of which im not sure)

S- Oud bruin vinegar note with a strong cherry flesh note.

T- The cherries come to the forefront here with a strong, fleshy pithy sour cherry note followed up with some light oud bruin like funk in the background

M- the beer has a solid body to it that carries all the flavors very well, carbonation was spot on

O- Again, this beer completely hides the alcohol and comes around as a lighter, softer version of Rodenbach to me. Now considering Rodenbach (and Grand Cru) are around $10 and this was $20, Rodenbach wins for me, but this is worth a one time buy if you're a fan of the style and it also makes a great into to the style for beginners

GonzoHomebrewer, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ipas-for-life, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

mookihouse, May 20, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.13.13
Best by 02-2015

A - Pours a cloudy medium brown with a big soapy dark tan head that fades fast.

S - Tart dark fruit, cherry and plum

T - Very tart cherry, some oak and subtle leather in the finish.

D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.

O - Super tart and tasty, low sweetness. I liked #2 better.

HuskyinPDX, May 20, 2013
Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.