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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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539 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 539
Hads: 1,844
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 38
Gots: 321 | 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: 539 | Hads: 1,844
Reviews by katybee:
Photo of katybee
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer is very mild and light, even the carbonation. I find wheat beers as different from what you'd expect beer to be as Flemish sours, but in this case the lack of strong pungent flavor is a plus because this is exactly something you might like with a more delcately flavored meal like pasta or fish; I would prefer the dryness of this wheat beer to wine.

That said, on the other hand, this beer isn't the most unique of experiences to savor; it's almost like a flavored water.

Pouring a cloudy light yellow, there's a moderately thick and lasting head of pale foam. The metal bottle and bright yellow label themselves are charming.

Very little smell at all; I could not detect hops at all. Predominant is the bready yeastiness, increasing as the beer warms, barely malty, with hints of lemony citrus and perhaps slight banana ester, but not overly sweet. The dryness was pleasant. The carbonation does not last long, and without it, the drink became less beerlike and more like a type of tea such as Kombucha or flavored water.

Very light bodied. Quickly lost its fizz.

Overall though its range of flavors varied, I would consider it a very good beer for lightly flavored food--without the headache you might get from a comparable wine or malt liquor drink. And without the overpowering hopping you find in other hefweissens like Blue Moon. Very drinkable, just not really sippable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brownbeer
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of mnewth
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of joemetric
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of loose5682
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Redskeleton
4.92/5  rDev +43%

Photo of chip26
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.