Love Child No. 3 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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112 Reviews
Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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.

Added by MickeyD on 04-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
893
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
240
For Trade:
25
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750ml brown corked and caged bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Good lacing, clear reddish amber

Smell: Currants, lime pith, green olives, Portuguese sweet bread, funk, wild herbs, earthy, spice, tart, faint booze, wood

Taste: Tart throughout, mildly puckering, pulling wood, warming alcohol, hint of booze, faint vanilla, hint of maltiness, touch of funk, jasmine, faint olive juice, orange pith, quick flash of maltiness, dry fading tart finish

A bit more mellow and certainly more approachable than LC No. 2, the extra aging / blending really shows off here. Sip to sip this one keeps growing on me. Seek a bottle out now!

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Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Batch number LC13060 with a best by date of 2/03/2015.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish copper with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A complex tart and funky aroma with some nice bourbon barrel hints. Fruit forward with hints of tart and sour cherries as well as some berry, grapes, and apple. Brett and funk hints throughout. Barrel hints of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and some slight vanilla. Bready malt with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. No real hop scent. Fairly acidic. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a wild and complex taste of tart fruits, funk, barrel notes, and caramel malt. Big taste of tart fruit upfront with notes of cherries, grapes, berries, and apple. Funky Brett and yeast notes. Midway the barrel notes come through with a taste of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and vanilla. Sweet bready malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Somewhat earthy although there isn't really any hop flavor here. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Tart, fruity, and fairly acidic. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

Overall: A pretty good sour ale. The fruit flavor is good and the barrel adds a interesting kick without overwhelming the sour notes.

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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 893 ratings.
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