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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Sammy, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +12.7%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

djrn2, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

zestar, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

nmann08, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.5%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

brentk56, Nov 06, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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?

BuckeyeNation, Jun 16, 2004
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BEERchitect, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -15.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

kylehay2004, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 25, 2009
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 TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TMoney2591, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

zeff80, Nov 24, 2006
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 nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

nickfl, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kegatron, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

russpowell, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

looks like a standard wheat beer, with a few floating yeast bits and an excited head. something was off with the aroma though, a tartness of overripe fruit maybe, almost vinegary in the nose, maybe not quite, but something a bit unpleasant was there for sure. tasted better than it smelled, as the intense carbonation highlighted some of the more subtle grassy flavors. overall a pretty average beer, but i likely wont buy this again. i reckon it missed the mark a bit here, boulevard usually makes very good beer

StonedTrippin, Nov 06, 2011
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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.