Boulevard Love Child No. 3

Boulevard Love Child No. 3

Rated 3.514 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Boulevard’s Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that we employ gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personality traits, Funk, Sour, and Fruit, presenting a picture of the ale at the time it was released. It will change as it ages, but don’t we all? 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. Color (EBC) 59 Bitterness (IBUs) 13 Original Gravity (Plato) 19.1 Terminal Gravity (Plato) 1.84 Alcohol (ABV) 9.5 CO2 - Bottles 6 g/

ID: 52823 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank2959
Overall Percentile94
Style Rank55 of 1094
Style Percentile95
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.514
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 4735 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 year ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    750 ml bottle, probably from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, lemons, oak and bourbon. Sour / acidic flavour, red wine vinegar and lemons galore, also hints of oak and bourbon - an unusual combination. This must be the "whiskey sour" of the beer world.

  • CYBERCAT 10950 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the bottle a slightly hazy chestnut with a rather thick and fluffy wheat head. Strong aroma is quite sour, mainly fruity plus subtle malty and yeast notes. Exceptionally tart flavor will have you making faces! Though tart fruit dominates, bourbon and oak hints manage to make an appearance. Texture has average viscosity and not much fizz, but it leaves a sour apple finish with a hint of bourbon-saturated oak. If you like sour beers, this one is definitely for you.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very good wild from Boulevard. Assertively sour and tart, which allows a medley of vibrant fruits and flowers to blend together. Light bodied and quenching. Gets more acidic as the glass empties, but never overdone.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pretty agressively sour, even cutting through the bourbon, which is also more than adequate. This is an in your face beer, but with subtleties and a ton going on nonetheless. Acidic in feel, and a bigger beer abv wise. Lemony sour and bourbon play nicely together. Definitely a memorable one. I'd get this again too, though it was pretty expensive.

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