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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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BA SCORE
78
okay

534 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 534
Hads: 1,824
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 36
Gots: 314 | 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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 534 | Hads: 1,824
Reviews by Gueuzedude:
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best by date of May 25th, 2012; Sampled April 2012
A steady pour into my small wine goblet produces an initially one-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that subsides fairly quickly. The beer is a lightly hazed, pale gold color that shows more of the same, with a sheen, when held up to the light. The aroma smells a bit grassy and herbal up front, but has a sweet malt / grain character to it in the middle that is almost honey like in a beer sort of manner. Perhaps a touch of apple like fruitiness, but really the touch of fruit is more non-descript than anything specific.

Sweet tasting with a hint of bitterness. The finish is quite smooth due to the lack of hop character and has a sort of sweet, white bread crumb like flavor to it. Flavor of apple or perhaps melon add to the sweet perception in what might have been a dry beer if it had more balancing hoppiness (but that was clearly what was not the intent here). Quite light bodied, though I wouldn’t call it watery at all, this is accentuated by a touch of lemon zest citrus character that subtly infuses the flavor. The malt provides a hint of an astringent, or grainy bite to the finish.

A pretty standard, clean, American Wheat beer. Suits in a pinch, or ice cold on a hot summer’s day, but mostly something that I don’t found overly interesting. (1,326 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one poured a righteous cloudy orange in color with a nice, white head that stayed around long enough.

Smell – The light wheat and orange notes are held back quite a bit when cold. They opened up a tad more as the ale warmed, but generally this bouquet is reserved.

Taste – Well, I’m never quite sure what they’re shooting for with the PWA style, but this isn’t bad. The wheat is crisp if a bit musty and the big orange from the nose takes a step back at the taste. There’s a light candy sugariness throughout.

Mouthfeel – This is in between light and medium-bodied with some strong, effervescent carbonation and a modest pale dryness in the lingering finish.

Drinkability – As far as the style goes, this was one of the better offerings that I’ve tried. (793 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden color with a 2 finger width carbonated head. There is mild head retention and very little to no lacing. Very carbonated. Orange peel and coriander dominate the aroma. Wheat taste up front with slight bitterness and a mildly spicy orange peel taste at the end. Aftertaste is mild. Decent beer. Very drinkable but certainly not the best of the bunch. (373 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Corner Slice in Greensboro over the weekend.Poured into a standard pint glass a hazy lemony yellow color with a thinner nicely formed white head.Aromas of faint toasted wheat and spice mainly,not much there really.Flavors are light but pretty refreshing with lemon and toasted creal-like flavors,again light but goes down easy.A pretty standard wheat ale but it's better than alot out there of the same ilk. (425 characters)

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of brownbeer
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle pours hazy yellow in color.

I can hear the beer crackling in the glass. Upon smelling I get that it's lemony with sweet malty and musty notes. Not bad though it does fade quickly.

Smooth texture, zesty lemon toward the finish.

While it's not really full or complex, it makes for a good session or a transition beer for people who haven't had a lot of luck with ales. (381 characters)

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Finally tapped a fresh keg of this at work so I thought I'd give it a second chance. What a difference fresh makes for this beer! It looks totally different. It is a warm gold with a fat soda-ish head that is slow to go but eventually does. Smells of light bubblegum and lighter banana. Taste is totally different from the bottle I sampled. It is not watery, though it is light and has more of light bubllegum and banana flavor I picked up in the nose. Any twang in the way of citrus or cloves is masked by wheat astringincy.

Mouthfeel is light and lively but theres a fizziness issue here that hurts both mouthfeel and drinkability. (636 characters)

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4/5  rDev +17%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4.92/5  rDev +43.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, dated 9/18/09? (hard to read probably a bit old). Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is subdued - wheaty malts and lemon with a little yeast.

The flavor is wheaty bready malts and some lemon with a little spice and some earthy yeast in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and kind of watery with very spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK wheat. Not much there, but it's not bad. (492 characters)

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Cloudy yellow straw, slowly fading white head

SMELL: Floral, nutty yeast, faint spice, mild Asian pear, bready, clean

TASTE: Very smooth, refreshing crispness, slice of bread, citrus pith, dragon fruit, melon rind, nutty, yeasty, moderate hopping, mild bitterness, drying grainy finish

A high benchmark for the original version of this style, subtle hops so they are relying mostly on the malt backbone and the fermentation here. Boulevard nails the style. (506 characters)

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.