Love Child No. 3 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3
BA SCORE
4.26/5
897 Ratings
Love Child No. 3Love Child No. 3
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
897
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
238
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 897 |  Reviews: 114
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of joeseppy
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a garnet hue with rosy cap and stratospheric lacing throughout.

Very fruit forward of tart cherries. Some vinegar noted as well.

Very tart with some funk and the sourness is short lived with traces of oak. Reminds me of eating from my neighbors cherry tree in my youth. Also, some caramel malt sweetness. Some bourbon as if the glass was swished with it then a sour cherry mash poured in. Delish!

Medium body with low carbonation but yet enough to make it sparkle.

Cherry delight! Well crafted and marketed. Reminds me of Liefman's cuvée brut but Lovechild has more complexity. This screams sophistication!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of imfrommichigan
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Pale mahogany body that glistens in the light. Adorned by a milky cap of khaki head. Head fizzles to a jiggly sheet of awesomeness.

S: Fruit roll ups, dry saliva, sharp tartness, delectable Brett funk, sweet bourbon mash, white grapes, wet moldy wood, pot resin. Faint cranberries cooked with cinnamon.

T/M: A sharp tartness starts this brew off, lemon juice acidity, musty funk, peppery spice, mild fruit presence, tart cherries, oak and bourbon lingering in the backdrop. Once warmed the bourbon comes out and the tartness tones down. Sting of vinegar on the effervescent finish.

O: Nice complexity that changes completely with temperature. When cold it's sharp tartness comes through strong then the bourbon and wood really shine once warmed. Juicy fruit strings along the entire trip with the booze being kept at bay so it doesn't overpower. I'm glad I hot more than one of these so I can see how this child grows. Cheers?

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 897 ratings
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