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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,510 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 26
Gots: 116 | FT: 3
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:
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 added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Reviews by katybee:
Photo of katybee
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

katybee, Jun 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

oberon, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +12.7%

mojohawk21, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

RoyalT, Dec 05, 2005
Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

brownbeer, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

JudgeRoughneck, May 19, 2006
Photo of mnewth
4/5  rDev +12.7%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Tiernan, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of tohe9384
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of joemetric
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of loose5682
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

loose5682, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +12.7%

SD-Alefan, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Beaver13, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of amalficoast
4/5  rDev +12.7%

amalficoast, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Dbrulet
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Dbrulet, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
4/5  rDev +12.7%

lionnusmb, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Jason, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of tjthresh
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Best by 09/10/05. Hazy straw. Tons of tiny bubbles rise to a nice layer of foam. Mostly grain in the nose. It tastes fine, I guess. Really nothing to get excited about. Has a wheaty/lemony thing going on. I do prefer this beer with a lemon wedge. Soft across the tonge. Subtle bitterness. Best beer to get at Royals games.

tjthresh, Aug 25, 2005
Photo of merlin48
2.7/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a sampler pack, this bottle pours a hazy lemonade yellow body with a small vanilla head. Aroma has some lemony pepper notes, not much else. Light to light medium body with a bit too much carbonation. Taste has some lemony citrus and yeast. That's about it. Not much to this one. I suppose it would be a good thirst quencher but disappointing as a beer.

merlin48, Feb 01, 2008
Photo of Billolick
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce metal that were available all over Kansas City during my recent visit. Light tangarine in color, minimal head and lace, A light wiff of fruit, lemon, yeast. Light fruit, light lemon, some yeasty/wheatyness. Just nothing special...decent warm weather sessioner or to wash down a burger, not much beyond the basics.

Billolick, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, high carbonation, bright-yellow in color, hazy

Smell: lemon and wheat

Taste: lemon and wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium carbonation and light bodied

Overall: Nothing overly complex, but a good sessionable light beer. I will pick this up again. Perfect for a hot summer's afternoon.

tigg924, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is corn and wheat. Not very good. The flavor is more of the same with wheat and lemons. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

I have drank this beer many times and never remembered being this disappointed.

Mora2000, Jun 23, 2010
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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.