Love Child No. 3 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
897
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
239
For Trade:
26
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle. Split.

A: Red clay with a drifting creme colored head. Lazy bubbles, but very nice legs.

N: Bourbon, caramel, lactic acid, and plenty of oak. Some lemon and grapefruit. Balsamic vinegar and olive. A hint of acetone, cherries, and wine grapes. Biscuity sweetness. Lots of sweet and sour flavors.

T: Very, very sour, but it’s pointed and clean. Lots of lacto in here. Bourbon/oak sweetness come through on the end of the palate. Some cherry and brett funk grow stronger as the beer warms.

M: Dancing carbonation keeps this light and clean.

O: This is what I remember Cascade sours being like before they came their current sweet-tart sensation (albeit without the brett). This is delicious stuff.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Adapted from notes taken 7/14/13. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance; Ruddy copper. Small light tan cap and collar. Drops to a thin wispy cap in short order. Some streaks and spots of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tart. Lactic and acetic in abundance. Dark cherry. Some leather, increases as it warms. Oak and some damp undertones. Cherry flesh, juicy and lightly tart. Some fruit skin in there as well. Dry and woody. Malts are a bit sweet with some caremlization. Pushes a bit more vinegar as it warms.

Taste: Oh hello lactic sour. Deeply acetic as well. Moves in and out of vinegar. SO much leather and tart cherry. Slight touch of vanilla and bourbon through the back. Really adds a nice dimension. The lactic edge builds as it warms. A solid punch of oak. Slightly damp and musty. Fruity in a vague way, other than cherry. Bourbon sneaks out a bit with each sip. Nicely complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate, pushing high, carbonation. Acidic and dry on the finish. Smooth through the sip.

Overall: Are you playing your love games with me? I accept.

This is solid all-around. Love Child No.2 had a bit more to it, but then again it was an old bottle. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and buy a couple more bottles to age and see what happens.

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Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 897 ratings.
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