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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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545 Reviews
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Reviews: 545
Hads: 1,866
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 38
Gots: 340 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.

14 IBU
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Reviews: 545 | Hads: 1,866
Photo of Czequershuus
2.47/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer pour a very pale straw with a large head. The aroma is very light, and slightly fruity - I get orange peel, unripe strawberry, and a bit of baking yeast. The flavor is vanishingly light, slightly bready, with some rather charcoal like bitter notes. The mouthfeel is super thin, almost watery, with a large amount of fizz. Overall this is not a flavorful example of a wheat beer. It's chief virtue is that it is refreshing, but refreshment can be had with far more flavor.

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Photo of bsonk
4.32/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer. A: hazy golden. S: wheaty. T: tart and refreshing citrusy hops Plus wheat. M: refreshing. O: a good beer. 4.35/5.

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Photo of dcall384
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Opened this beer and poured it in a glass. Took a big whiff, and nothing. Took a big drink, and nothing. Felt like I was just drinking water. I really tasted nothing out of this beer.

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Photo of horshack7
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear and golden with a slight haze and a bright white head that thins out quick.

Aroma: Yeasty, lemon zest, light apple and pear with a bit of a biscuit note in the nose. A wisp of banana towards the back.

Taste: Very crisp in the front. Lemon zest, pear, banana and a crisp dry finish.

Notes: All in all it's a solid beer a quite drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau wheat glass.

Color is hazy golden yellow with a frothy thin head.

Aroma is funky wheat- slightly saisonish. Slight banana notes lots of esters.

Taste is thin with a clean crisp wheat note not much of the aroma coming through in the taste.

Easy summer beer, close to a craft lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is probably a perfectly fine beer, just not my cup of tea, so to speak. Drank from the bottle at a picnic, so don't know what it looked like. It didn't smell bad, it just didn't smell like much of anything. Same thing with taste and feel. Just a bit bland and watery. Nice carbonation I suppose, and plenty pleasant to go with popcorn, hotdogs and a baseball game.

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Photo of glass_house
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty solid wheat beer in my opinion. Hazy deep straw gold, with the usual supsects in the nose--light cracker, faint citrus, and white pepper, with a bright yeasty backbone. Taste is smooth and refreshing, on a crisp light body. Lots of soft, grainy, honey-kissed wheat. Hints of banana, lemon, and pear with a note of granny smith apple peel. Overall, it's probably a bit on the sweet side for me to have more than one in a sitting, but definitely a beer I enjoy.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best by 10/18/15.

Pours a murky yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, cracker, yeast, and slight citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, cracker, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the flavors are a bit boring compared to other beers of the style.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of hman43
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. It has a wheat aroma with citrus aromas. It has citrus flavors with wheat flavors. It has hints of lemon as well. It is lively on the palate with a bit of a citrus pop to it.

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Photo of CoryJones
1.12/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's never good when you drink a beer, that the moment you get close to finishing a beer, that you feel as if you need to spit out the beer, as the taste is to bitter and lingering.

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Photo of BeermanGREEK
4.83/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look: Very cloudy rich color
Smell: You get exactly what's advertised: Unfiltered wheat with a slight citrus tone
Taste: WHEAT...very subtle citrus notes but the wheat takes center stage
Feel: Very smooth silky feel...finishes smooth with warmth and richness of wheat.
This is currently my favorite beer. A fully satisfying session beer in which every swig is treasured.

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Photo of Gmann
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a huge wispy white head that quickly settled into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of a dusty wheat malt; gots some bready notes, almost doughy. I pick up some lemon as well as light metallic notes. Some toffee as well. Kinda has an odd funk scent to it that reminds me of a cream ale.

The taste follows the nose to the T. Bready/doughy wheat malt that is slightly sour. A bit of toffee and lemon. Some grassy hop notes to add a small amount of bitterness.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Good balance between sweet and a finishing grassy bitterness. Good sessionable ABV.

American wheats are not my favorite style so take my score with a grain of salt. The beer feels a touch too thick for me and reminds me more of a cream ale.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard Brewing Co. "Unfiltered Wheat"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY 09/21/15"

Another solid offering from Boulevard Brewing. In general their beers tend to have a solid maltiness to them, and this is no exception in that the wheat comes through in the flavor nicely, but they've also kept the body a bit lighter which adds to its drinkability. There's also a slight bit of a tart edge to it, and a pleasant fruitiness that keeps it quite refreshing. As far as American wheat beers go it's one of the better ones. Worth trying!

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A great haze to it, due to it being unfiltered. It has a little bit of a lemon taste to it, but not much. The wheat flavor isn't as strong as I was expecting. It's all right, but it's not great.

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Photo of Chickenshack
4.41/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being from Kansas City, this is the beer that got me loving beer. A great example of the American pale wheat ale style- I can't get it out where I am now but unless nostalgia is blurring my memory it is up there with Anchor Summer Wheat and Odell Easy Street Wheat. Cloudy appearance, thick yeasty head, bready wheat cracker taste with crisp citrusy finish, great carbonation due to unfiltered yeast bottle conditioning, eminently refreshing in hot humid Kansas City summers washing down that barbecue. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Dikfour
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Look: One finger head dissipates quickly. No lacing. Opaque, bright yellow. No visible carbonation. Little bit of floaty sediment.

Smell: Bready malts up front. Slightly citrus. Very slight, almost Belgian-like yeast.

Taste: Bready malts up front again. Lemongrassy citrus is crisp and refreshing. slight pepper. No bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Slightly Dry.

Overall: It does the trick. There are much better Wheat's on the market. I certainly wouldn't turn one away but will probably not seek this one out again.

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Photo of BayernMunchen3113
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Highly drinkable and sessionable. Forget the days of buying BMC, and buy this beer instead. If you're looking for a beer that you can drink a lot of but still don't want to sacrifice flavor, this one is for you. Kudos, Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow-orange with a thin white head, the nose a faint and barely noticeable sweet citrus...but you really have to dig for it. Flavor is light, sweet and refreshing; wheat grains up front with the citrus tang at the back. All in all, better than I expected it to be after first pouring it.

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Photo of JRed
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden in body with white head that fades quickly. Aroma of wheat, lemon, light vanilla, some light fruit. Tastes of wheat, vanilla, light grain, honey cereal, a little bit of fruit ester and a sprinkle of hops towards the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This wheat beer smells of straw and wheat and of lemon and orange. It tastes the same with a little doughiness from the yeast. It pours a hazy straw color with a huge white head.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/9/2015. Pours hazy/cloudy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness and slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a very good pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of seedyone
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. First sip was unimpressive but as it warmed a bit the flavor blossomed. The mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but all things considered I may consider a second because the ABV is very user friendly at 4.4%.

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Photo of hophead723
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The people at Boulevard are cocksuckers. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a claret glass. Bottle good until 5/22/15 so it is quite fresh. Included in a variety 12 pack with the Red IPA and Blonde Ale tasting room offerings.

Look: Cloudy and hazy light gold in color with a nice and fluffy white head. The lacing is thin yet consistent. It looks right on for the style.

Smell: Mild banana, phenolic compounds, white pepper, floral hops, and a hint of black tea. This aroma is delicate yet complex.

Taste: Yeasty tartness with a mild wheaty flavor. It has a smooth mellow flavor almost like the aftertaste of cornflakes.

Feel: Quite smooth but quickly diminishing to a very crisp bite of carbonation that actually reflects the tartness of the taste with good timing.

Overall: This is likely the best example of the style that I have had, and considering by definition these beers are somewhat weak (this one sporting only 4.4%abv) it is very good overall. I would prefer this one on tap.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

3/11/15 (Draft The Laughing Man Washington DC) - Golden misty pour, thin white head, minimal carbonation. Light taste and texture, wheat grassy scent and taste.

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Photo of AGB
4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasantly surprised. The hint of lemon adds a nice touch to this well-balanced sweet beer. Colors vary from a yellow wheat to a brownish yellow throughout the beer. Perfect for a nice evening outdoors in KC, MO. Hoping it comes to the East Coast.

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.