Love Child No. 3 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
896 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
Ratings:
896
Reviews:
113
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
239
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 896 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted up against a cellared #2 recently thanks to Thomas. Tackling a bottle solo for review, this was preferred against the year old #2. Brighter fruity sourness and complexity was mainly the reason.

High clarity orange reddish-brown color, initial head of off-white foam that fizzes audibly before eventually fading completely. No lasting lacing, some surface skim when swirled.

Aroma is complex as it warms, bright fruit, sandalwood, something very distinct, but hard to describe. Some sort of tropical fruit, oaky notes, it reminds me a little bit of long time favorite Le Terroir.

Acetic sourness, sharp cider vinegar, apple butter, tannic fruit skins, sour grapefruit, grape and cherry pit. The moderate level of sourness kickstarts the salivary glands into overdrive, leaving the mouth watering for more. Oaky sandalwood traces in the dry aftertaste, light fruit juiciness in the periphery. It has a perceived fullness to it, but is easily drinkable and light bodied in reality. A big improvement from #2, a more intricate blend, more sour and nuanced.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of gatornation
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

split a corked caged 750ml bottle

A-pours a hazy brown/garnet color with a 2 finger kahki head with som nice lacing
S-light sour fruit with wood and caramel soft touch of bourbon and oak with brett
T-tart and sour fruit that was mild on the palate with soft wood and oak taste a bit of brett and funk with a touch of vanilla
M- tart and smooth with ABV hidden just right carbonation slight sourness
O- i really liked this wild ale it was not overly sour or bourbon up it was just a pleasure to drink

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a sampler snifter, the ale was a magenta color with bubbles gliding up the side of the glass. It certainly smelled like a sour, giving an intense sour, tart cloud from the glass. On the initial taste, one notices a lot of fruit. Tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry are among the fruits you might be able to detect. On detects the woodiness from the bourbon barrel aging very easily, though one might have to really search to find the bourbon notes hidden in the ale. One person sharing the bottle was surprised to note this was bourbon barrel aged after overlooking the label. Needless to say, the bourbon really does not sparkle, but it does not need to do so. This is a flavorful beer.

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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pick this up over in Annapolis for $9.99.

Served in a shaped wine glass around our pool.

A: Infinitely cloudy orange color with a slight whispy head... but that's not what this brew is about.

S: It's like Jolly Ranchers on sour steroids. A slight bit of sourness, milky, and with a good bit of acidity.

T: Totally acidic, not too sour, and with a slight case of the acetic blues. Pretty awesome.

M: Slight carbonation, but much more than one might expect from this style. I dug the sour disposition here. Not too ridiculous, yet great.

O: I didn't thing Love Child No. 2 was worth the money. Even though I bought this at a cutthroat rate, I thought it was worth the money plus $10+.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Love Child No. 3 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 896 ratings.
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