Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
Fresh bottle brought by the brewery to Cole's on the way to Cooperstown. Some wheat taste, yes. Yellow with a crowning white head, and some lace. Farmhouse aroma. High carbonation. Yet its all drinkable.Some citrus flavour yes. Not a bad one, but merely a warmup for their extremes.
08-01-2008 21:19:42 | More by Sammy
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
A: The beer is hazy straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of wheat flavors along with hints of yeast and lemon citrus.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and could be rather sessionable on a hot summer day.
08-18-2012 16:45:38 | More by metter98
3.08/5 rDev -13%
Moderately hazy bright gold. The dirty white cap is small, fizzy and soft. It falls fairly quickly to a thin film, leaving no trace of lace on the glass. So far I'm not impressed. The nose is wheat malty with a hint of lemon juice. It isn't off-putting, but neither is it appealing.
I don't care all that much for the flavor. It's clearly wheaty with a mildly unpleasant sourness that is tough to ignore. The mouthfeel isn't bad. It's fluffy soft, like all good wheats, but doesn't really rise above average.
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is drinkable in a pinch. However, I can't really find it in me to recommend it, even for those fans of American Pale Wheat Ales. You do exist, don't you?
06-16-2004 13:38:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale lemon color with a rocky head that leaves some lacing behind
Smell: Grainy wheat with faint banana and lemon esters
Taste: Starts with a crisp, wheat taste with a nice, lemongrass character that stays pretty much the same through finish
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and heavily carbonated
Drinkability: Easy to drink - a typical American wheat without much in the flavor department; nice example of the style
Thanks, beerhandy, for the opportunity and Vancer and BuckeyeNation, for the chance to re-visit
11-06-2006 01:41:45 | More by brentk56
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
An inferior style yields an inferior product. These Pale American Wheat Ales don't showcase anything that is wonderful about Wheat beers, Pale Ales, Witbiers, or any other beer. Mediocre, timid, banal throughout. Now that that's off my chest... This beer has the look of normal Hefeweizens with a cloudy canary-yellow color, however the head formation and retention results in a little fizziness and weakening. Aromas are lemony and acidic with light notes of bread, wheat malt, and herbal hops. Flavors emphasize the lemon esters, grassy hops, and overall acidity while downplaying the comples yeast character and rich maltiness. Textures are thin, acidic, lightly astringent, and overall tart-- leaving maltiness and richness behind. Perhaps a bit grainy. Finishes lemony and fresh because of the acidity and citrus notes.
09-23-2008 17:40:11 | More by BEERchitect
3.56/5 rDev +0.6%
Half finger head with good retention on a cloudy pale gold body. Aroma is simple, mostly wheat, some pale malts and generic herbs. Flavor is a little dull and simple with some light lemon custard citrus, wheat, light grains. Best part of this one is the mouthfeel which is creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Highly drinkable but not very flavorful or memorable.
02-28-2013 00:00:59 | More by kylehay2004
3.1/5 rDev -12.4%
Appearance: Pours a hazy, straw-colored body with a thin, frothed, white head.
Smell: Simply stated, you get a little lemon, some wheat, and some spice. There.
Taste: Lightly tangy wheat flavor followed by a burst of lemon. Mildly sweet. Tiniest hint of spice and no more than an altogether light bitterness. Drying, lemony finish with plenty of crisp carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Just another light, easy-drinking wheat beer. Though it is a bit too high carbonation for me.
03-25-2009 16:48:06 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
10-22-2012 11:51:29 | More by oberon
3.3/5 rDev -6.8%
Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.
Starting my way through the current sampler box right here. It pours a pretty clear straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, black pepper, rock salt, and a touch of honey. Lemme see if I can properly put my impression of this smell into words: It's refreshing and pleasant, but also unexpected, which is slightly off-putting. God, I hope that makes some sense. The taste holds notes of wheat, light lemon zest, light black pepper, a pinch of salt, and a decidedly light undercurrent of caramel beneath it all. The body is pretty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a very slightly grainy feel. Overall, an okay wheat beer, but the bit of salty character (which I normally welcome) seems very out-of-place, and everything else is just kinda bland and boring. Not a bad thirst-quencher, though.
08-04-2011 03:22:24 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev +13%
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat doesn't look great. The smell is fairly average -- just wheat and yeast. But there is something about the taste. I just love it. It is my "always on hand" beer. It just fits any occasion or even if there's no occasion. Most people think it is pretty weak, but I'll always appreciate an Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard.
11-24-2006 15:32:41 | More by zeff80
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
Acquired via trade from KenGage, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, lemon, light malts and some hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with a strong wheat flavor that is followed by sweet flavors of lemon, bananas and a touch of spice. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild but enough to bring some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, although there are better wheat beers out there, this is still a decent beer to pound down for a while.
08-04-2009 02:07:50 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
08-01-2012 01:28:33 | More by Jason
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
16 oz aluminum bottle into a Hefe glass. Until there is an "aluminum bottle" category under serving type, I'm reviewing this as a "can", since designating the type of material that the serving container is made out of is more important to me than its shape.
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw, with a finger of foamy bright-white head. Not a whole lot to the retention here, as this basically sticks around with some light fizzy froth that skims the surface and leaving back a smidge of spotty lacing which quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and little spicy smelling, with some citric orange & lemon notes, as well as the bready and tangy character of the wheat.
The taste has a crisp twang to it of wheat and fruit (orange, lemon, and even a little banana are coming out), with some zesty spicing and a light green feeling bitterness giving the profile a gentle pop. This trails into an earthy feel (that surrounds some leftover sweetness) and leaves a fairly dry finish in its wake. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a generally easy feel to it but this still has some presence to it on the palate as well. The carbonation itself has a mellow sharpness that is crisp on top and then just a touch thicker underneath.
Totally serviceable Wheat beer here, with an easy drinking body and refreshing nature about it. I wasn't blown away by the flavor profiles but this was zesty and crisp enough on the palate to keep me interested for the most part during the duration of the glass. Decent summer brew.
09-01-2010 19:36:58 | More by Kegatron
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
BBD of 10 Aug 06, drank mother's day 06
Pours pale yellow to to straw with a a slight haze& effervesence & 2 fingers of white head. Zero head retention or lacing
Smell: Grassy & fruitty
Taste: Lime notes, grassy, fruitty & pepper notes (once it warms). Finishes tart & grassy
MF: good blanace for the style (lightish body) & okay carbonation.
Drinks pretty easy, good summer time sessioner. Better on tap IMO
06-25-2006 03:09:26 | More by russpowell
2.95/5 rDev -16.7%
The decision to label this brew with the clunky technical term
"unfiltered wheat beer" must have come from the marketing division. It certain lacks the poetry of "hefe weizen". The suits should learn a lesson: people like to speak German! All the kids are doing it!
Anyway...Slightly hazy, pale yellow color, with an admirably thick white head. Nose is oddly empty. I expect a good hefe to spring out with aromas and tickle my senses from the start, and that's not happening here. Very little suggests itself, apart from some citrus, straw, faint hints of vanilla, bananas, and overall, very dry. Typically grainy texture on the palate, a very light body, fine balance. Some honey flavors jump in the end, but it doesn't make much difference. The finish is swift, forgettable, disappointing. A lackluster hefe weizen, I'm afraid.
This bottle was a sample from a salesrep at a local distributor. I've got Schneider Weisse on tap at my bar now, and Bell's Oberon will be out soon. I'll have to pass on Boulevard, thanks.
03-23-2003 15:34:45 | More by feloniousmonk
3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
Flagship of the Boulevard empire, about time I've reviewed this beer. Honestly, this was the first beer from them I had and I was so underwhelmed that I waited too long to return to them as a serious brewery. Was out of market for a long time now seeking them out. Beer poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.
Beer is light yellow and really hazy. Forms a big white head of medium bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high and aggressive. Looks good for a hefe.
Aroma is weak with only hints of esters. I suppose this lack of aroma is what sets American wheats against real hefeweizens.
Drinkability is high, this is kind of the definition of a sessionable beer. Beer is thin and has some fruit esters on the palate but its all relatively minimal. Beer is good though, overall I'm really enjoying it. Its cold and wet and finishes without a grainy aftertaste. Really enjoyable.
06-23-2010 19:29:54 | More by drabmuh
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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