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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,396 Ratings
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88
very good

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 74 | 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

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HeroJH

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice example of a wheat. Like I said on other Boulevard Beers, I think these are nice examples of each style. Right in the middle where you can show a friend what a style is, and then venture out from there.

A - golden yellow, decent white head
S - some of what you'd expect from a nice wheat, but just toned down a bit.
T - Again, a bit thin in flavor, but tastes like a wheat beer. not very interesting really
M - thin
D - it's ok, but not interesting enough for me to have another.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 00:38:53 | More by HeroJH
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have never seen any Boulevard product locally in NE Ohio. I picked up a sampler 12 pack in Krogers when we went on a little vacation in Nashville TN.

This is a great beginners wheat. It is very much an excuse-me wheat. It doesn't hit you in the head and it won't offend anyone. This being the first of the Boulevards I have tried, I hope the others are more distinctive, but this really is a quality brew, it just isn't heavy or rude. It's refined. Even the stuff in the bottom of the bottle is smooth. You could drink these all day long.

Recommended. I'll bet it's great on tap, outside on a real hot day. Unfortunately, I am having it (mostly warm, as I would prefer) on a really cool day. Indoors. I just have to imagine the poolside, my pool is closed for the season.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 17:21:01 | More by schoolboy
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this was an extra in a trade. sorry, i forgot who it was. if you know, please feel free to tell me.

12oz bottle. best by date of 07/04/09. tasted in mid-may 2009. poured into shaped pint glass.

light golden straw color, very hazy with yeast swirled in. fizzy 1-finger head, soon fades to just a ring. lacing never sticks.

smells like a pilsner (lightly toasted, bready malt, noble hop-like herbal floweriness) with touch of apple skin and peach fruitiness. trace of... clove? ...maybe?

very similar in flavor, with mild bitterness. watery and a bit bland, with just a hint of citrus.

feel is thin and watery too, but with moments of smoothness, punctuated by light acidity. light to moderate, sometimes fluffy carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 23:04:24 | More by tai4ji2x
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Cloudy golden yellow color. Medium carbonation pours into a half finger, bubbly, white head. Quickly settles and pretty much disintegrates completely.

S: Really grainy. You get wheat, yeast, and freshly cut grass. Some lemon, more orange really, citrus. Maybe a bit of clove as well.

T: Wheat, and a little of that citrus. Not much else.

M: Pungent, and a little tinny. Light body, not much of an aftertaste.

D: Drinkable... Nice balance, decent flavor.

Really nice atmosphere. Decent appearance, and solid, complex, but somewhat subtle nose. Flavor is nice, and feel is ok. Overall, this is a pretty nice quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 22:49:09 | More by bmwats
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simmons

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow beer with no head which was surprising because wheat beer usually have huge heads.
Aroma: Wheat!!!! & more wheat. No hop aroma, no cloves or spice from yeast...just wheat.
Flavor: This is a very basic wheat beer nothing over the top but a good session beer. No hops or yeast profile just a mild breadish wheat flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with a smooth wheat after taste and moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is an average wheat beer, nothing special but a solid session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 00:47:59 | More by simmons
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 02:23:04 | More by brownbeer
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Billolick

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 01:21:29 | More by Billolick
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 02:07:50 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Snyder18

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Yellow and Cloudy. 2 inch head medium retention. Falls to no perceivable head leaving a very small amount of faint, sticky lace.

Smell - Citrusy and spicy with a faint floral hop aroma.

Taste - Wheat, yeasty, slightly sour, citrus, with a very nicely played hop bitterness as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel - Light body, high carbonation level.

Drinkability - excellent session beer until the carbonation and subtle sour flavor catch up with you.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 03:26:12 | More by Snyder18
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Docer

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Update***

Bought an aluminum pint bottle, drinking 07/26/2011

Appearance: (4.0)
- Nice cloudy unfiltered creamed corn yellow. Light zesty orange hue sits beneath a quickly fizzling white fluffy finger of head. Leaves just some scattered dusting about the surface.

Smell: (4.0)
- Nice fruity and zesty smelling wheat beer. I immediately want to start chugging this bad boy just based on the wonderful smell. Light sweet malts, lightly bready and biscuity.. somewhat grassy and earthy. Fluid hides much of it all though.

Taste: (4.5)
- Wonderful citrus and zesty fruity wheat. Light sweet wheat malts, light honey, and bready character. Lemon zest, grassy and herbal. Certainly a refreshing sessionable brew. Very good and solid.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Light bodied, slightly creamy, and certainly mouth watering. Slightly drying and a touch chewy. Overall this beer has some great qualities.

Overall: (4.0)
- Certainly a stand-out wheat. Light bready and zesty this one is. Very refreshing while still having some great flavor. I love the packaging and the fact that the aluminum bottle is a full pint. The price was a bit steep for my taste, but it doesn't affect my judging of what's inside.

--->

Acquired as an extra in a recent trade... hot day seems perfect for it.., best by 10/10/09.

- Very light straw-yellow cloudy unfiltered look... small amount of white head that quickly disappeared and left a bit of lingering lace.

- Mild sweet ester, light banana, bread, honey..

- Pleasant sweet wheat, bit of grape, slight sing, some crisp herb.. light honey...

- Zingy sour touch, watery after-feel.. slight bready chewiness..

- Not bad at all, great carbonation, looks pretty, smells pretty... and is overall a decent wheat. Some of the low marks I think are from fans that are just not a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 21:06:34 | More by Docer
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from two 12oz bottles into two generic goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best By 09/18/09

A: Pours a cloudy peachy color with a fizzy, one-finger head on top that disappears immediately leaving no lace.

S: Aromas of toasted grain, lemony citrus, and a touch of white grape.

T: Identical to the smell with a little less white grape sweetness.

M: Prickly and sticky. Too much carbonation.

D: Not terrible, but I can think of a ton of other APWA's I'd reach for over this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 00:20:32 | More by GbVDave
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma here is of about a bushel of wheat and some sweetness as well. I like it.

Taste is not overally tart as many of this style are...it's actually fairly sweet (apples maybe?) and fruity at first but ends up with a tart twang towards the end. Finishes with a decent bit of wheat present. Somewhat tangy and fruity on the finish. No hop presence to speak of. Pretty clean, very little left over in aftertaste.

The taste was a little offputting at first but it's not bad and certainly drinkable on those hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 02:39:48 | More by NODAK
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smibroncos

New York

2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A. Poured a straw cloudy yellow. Small white head, not much lacing on the glass.

S. Not much here, a little wheat, some hay.

T. Lacked here as well, slight citrus, some wheat.

M. Light bodied, light carbonation

D. Not my favorite in this style. I wopuld probably try it again in a bottle to be fair.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2009 22:56:53 | More by smibroncos
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- poured this one out of a cute litte stubby 12 oz. bottle. comes out looking the color of lemonade, only very very hazy w/ a thin, but atractive white creamy-like crown.

S - zesty lemon, some orange rind, wheat cereal and even a bit of grass. nothing out of the ordinary that i can detect

T - more of the same that i smelled, this is not the most flavor packed beer(wheat or otherwise for that matter) in fact, i wish there was something more. just bland old basic wheat properties. let me go ahead and make it clear, that it's not a bad flavor by anymeans, tasty, just very little flavor.

MF/D - this is the beer's saving grace, although the flavor department is lacking, the chewy and thick, crisp and highly carbonated body, make it perfect for chasing the heat and/or chugging. Mouthfeel spot on for style, because this beer isn't too rich of thick it is perfect for a session as long as lack of complexity and intense flavor are not a problem for you.

I wouldn't go out of my way for this one, seeing as though there are a ton of better examples of this style available. overall not bad though

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 18:36:43 | More by bonsreeb85
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TPSReports

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour out of the tap into my mason jar produced a nice white head, say .75 inches. It doesn't last and has no lacing. Note, the beer is served with a lemon, which I found strange. Normally, I'm totally against fruit and beer. The only thing worse is rasberries and chocolate. Anyway....

Smell, a hint of orange with some grains.

The beer is nice with a mild fruit taste without the lemon. With the lemon, this brew transforms into something that needs to be drunk. Quickly. With GREAT enjoyment. This a a poundable delightful ale..

With fruit, this beer has a lemony taste. Shocking. Very little hoppiness, which appeals to me greatly.

I can drink this all night. The low alcohol volume assists me in this activity.

A GREAT refreshing summer beer. If I owned a kegerator, this would be in there all summer.

Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2009 22:36:53 | More by TPSReports
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everetends

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz stubby bottle I got to enjoy at Effina's Italian Restaurant in Jacksonville, AL. The bartender was excited to have a new beer and he invited me out to give it a go and let him know what I think. Kind of a big deal considering they only stock 3 bottled beers (Peroni and New Castle being the other offerings). Served up in a nonic imperial pint (all the beer glassware they have).

A: Pours a very hazy sunny yellow color. The haze adds a little bit of a white character to the color. Held to the light you get more of light, lemony color. The cloud is pretty heavy, but you really don't see much in debris, no real heavy substance. Head was a bit of let down here. I got maybe a finger at best in three bottles. It took some work to build up that much and there was no real lasting power to it. The head disappears rather quickly and there is no lace to speak of. Good looking, but it could have more going for it.

S: Smell is pretty light and earthy. Earthy was absolutely expected considering the wheat. The wheat presence is nice and slightly sweet. The hops that come out appear to be of a grassy quality. Getting some decent fruit presence. There is definitely some lemon, and then in the back ground there may be some red apple and pineapple as well. With all that there, it is a bit light and airy. I feel the wheat and other aromas could be a bit more pronounced.

T: I feel where the aroma lacks, the flavor comes through. Really nice and earthy wheat presence. The wheat is hearty and a touch sweet, working nicely with the light pale malt presence. The hops are light but present, bringing a grassy and lemony quality. There is absolutely a pineapple note in here that works very nicely. Maybe a touch of apple in the background. Very satisfying.

M: Maybe the medium side of light in body. It is light but it has some weight to it. Carbonation is not crazy, but it is enough to keep this brew crisp and refreshing. No need to talk about ABV because it is pretty low and doesn't show up in any form. Finish stays pretty clean, only leaving a touch of lemon and pineapple in the aftertaste.

D: I really enjoyed this. I was incredibly thirsty after work and this hit the spot. Worked my way through 4 of these easily and they refreshed nicely and sit lightly. Didn't feel it was a chore to drink and it makes a very nice summer brew. Told the bartender it is absolutely a contender in a good starter craft to keep at the bar since he is trying to slowly work in a craft beer selection that would appeal to the masses in our town. I think this is a good easy drinker that can be enjoyed by all. Enjoyed it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 06:04:51 | More by everetends
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glid02

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at various locations around Columbia, MO.

Pours a nearly opaque lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin pancake on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of grassy wheat with hints of clove but almost nothing else.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grassy flavors up front are mellowed about a bit by wheat twang. As with the smell, mild clove flavors are present but only in short supply. Ending is mildly dry.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is alright. As I indicated above, I had a few of these throughout my stay in Columbia and enjoyed them all well enough.

Overall this is a wheat beer that's not that bad but it's also not that good. Not a bad option overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2009 01:43:18 | More by glid02
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a small wheat glass, which wasn't neccessary.

Pours a light straw with a nearly present head that collapses to a bit of spotty cap. No lacing.

Smells a bit warmer than a regular pale wheat. Light wheat malt and a slight amoutn of sweetness. Yeast with lemon, orange and biscuits.

Flavor is of pale wheat malt and fruity yeast. The flavor is like watery lemonade mixed with half hefe and half american macro, I just don't get it. There is a smalish amount of grassiness that I just can't place.

Mouthfeel is super carbonated and crisp, the carbonation cutting the sweetness lets me know that if not for the carbo, this beer would be lemonade with a yeast contaminant.

Do not reccomend, easy to drink, but no flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 00:09:05 | More by wheatyweiss
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yesferro

Mississippi

2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got a 6 pack at the Beverage warehouse in Arab AL, really looked forward to this beer, nice packaging, looked interesting, I have never had any other Boulevard beers but read good things about it so I gave this a shot, and I am far from impressed. It starts out good, the beer looks nice, a nice yellow with a little bit of head, the smell wasn't too special, yeast and maybe some citrus, really not that strong, and that's about as good as it gets, this beer barely has any flavor at all, o it is fizzy, but not tasty. If I had to say anything I'd say maybe some citrus but it's really not strong, no real aftertaste either. Not too happy with this beer, this is my first and last 6 pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 01:32:09 | More by yesferro
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Rayek

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy straw with middling carbonation. Foamy white head starts OK and quickly settles to a thin film. Leaves bits of lace.

S: Musty, yeasty, plus a touch of clove and bit of lemon.

T: Mostly raw bread. There's a mild lemon bitterness that's helped by a small amount of clove to create balance. Finishes tart and slightly sour. As the beer warms, the sourness becomes more prevalent.

M: Medium light body is grainy and has harsh carbonation.

D: This is OK to me, but not great. American Pale Wheat isn't my favorite style, so I'm sure I'm feeling a touch of bias. As a session beer, Unfiltered would do nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 00:28:07 | More by Rayek
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kimcgolf

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a slightly cloudy, pale lemony-yellow with thin white head thatg disspiates soon and a little carbonation throughout. Nose is citrusy wheat, with a touch of hops and graininess. Mouthfeel is slightly tingly with a body a little on the thin side. Taste tries to pick up the lemony citrus and wheat of the nose, but seems to be just as much of grain. Finish is slightly watery, short and uninteresting. A ho-hum beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 02:13:52 | More by kimcgolf
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Ricelikesbeer

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

part of the boulevard summer sampler. Pours thin and watered down, not a great appearence here. kinda reminds me of my last drug test for a job I took.... smell and taste are pretty weak too. Feel like I'm barely drinking beer here. By far the worst beer in the sampler, which otherwise, was very good. The only saving grace here is the drinkability. Ovbviously they were going for an easy drinking summer beer, but this lacks any resemblence of anything worth mentioning. Wouldn't recommend, even as a summer lawnmowing type beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 05:58:41 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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dismal

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle There was a best by date on the bottle, this particular bottle was still fresh for another couple months. Poured a cloudy very very pale yellow, pale straw color with a nice white head. Leaves nice lacing down the glass. The smell didn't do much for me, wasn't too impressed with it. Wheat, citrus, yeast. Nothing really jumped out to much. Compared to the smell, I was actually surprised by the taste. I didn't think I was going to be able to get into this one but once I tasted it I found I enjoyed it. Wheat and a faint citrus taste. Really refreshing beer, goes down pretty good. Not a style of beer I particularly love, but I enjoy this wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 01:33:07 | More by dismal
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climax

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow, a finger or two of head faded quick.

Smell is wheat, and citrus, with notes of coriander and some ripened fruit.

Flavor is along the same lines as the nose. There is a good yeast presence for the most part, a citrus tang and coriander in the finish....if you can see through the carbonation

Body is not bad, not thin or watery. There is definitely a blast of sharp carbonation, perhaps too much. Otherwise the yeasty mouthfeel remained through the finish

Nothing special, but it's got availability and drinkability. Refreshing and probably non-offensive to someone who your trying to get into the better beer scene.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 00:00:14 | More by climax
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beerindex

Missouri

1.78/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a 12oz bottle, about a year past its freshness date. The beer was a sort of hazy yellow with no real head to speak of, its little bit retreating rather quickly. Tastewise, it was an overly simple wheat beer with citrus hints that were too mild to give the beer any real worth. It is drinkable if nothing better is on hand (as was the case last night when I tried this), but is otherwise undeserving of your time and money.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 22:43:42 | More by beerindex
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.