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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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1,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
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 jt31914
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-Tap at P.F. Chang's

A: Cloudy yellow with next to no head or lacing.

S: Very faint just pear and lemon - no dominant smell.

T: Very fruity lemon citrus flavors with pear/dried grape taste to balance it. Decent but not the best.

M/D: Drinkable, but completely average.

jt31914, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Tap Exchange in San Antonio.

Pours a hazy golden ripe banana yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a pasting ring. Sporadic chinks if soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly spicy aroma with hints of zesty pepper and very faint clove along with some bready yeast and light/citrus fruit. There is a sunlte banana presence but I'm mostly picking up the spice and lemon peel.

Medium bodied with a crisp peppery spice frontthat lingers throughtout over the bready yeast and citrus fruit notes into a sweet yet dry finish. The brest yeast is prominent, adding comlexity and fullness tothis beer. There is some Clive and subtle corriander balanced out ny the sweetness fromthe banana citrus peel character. There is a strong lemon peel flavor that becomes more forward as the beer warms. Slightly tart finish. Complex yet very refreshing and easy to drink.

corby112, May 31, 2010
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard is quite popular and readily available in my locale, so I tend to drink quite a bit of it. It's a good brewery as well, and today I'm reviewing their unfiltered wheat.

The color is a pale yellow with a touch of cloudiness. There wasn't much of a head, and what was there didn't last very long. Still, it looks good, an reasonably inviting beer to the eye. In the 32oz glass mug they serve it in at the local Mexican restaurant, it looks even better!

The smell is not especially strong but is quite pleasant, with a touch of sweetness, an obvious presence of wheat and grain, a bit of yeast, and some rather pleasant lemony, fruity aromas present as well.

The taste really does mimic the smell, an easy drinking brew that is not intrusive or harsh on the stomach or the pallet. You can taste the creaminess and the citrus, and the ample carbonation doesn't disappoint. This beer goes well with food, particularly a good Mexican dish!

The drinkability of this beer is excellent. I could (and have) drank these beers all day long, and I don't get tired of it. It's light enough to not sit too heavily in the stomach, but rich enough to satisfy my desire for a flavorful, good tasting beer that has a little character. This drinkability is Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat's best asset.

My overall impression of the brew is that it's an excellent staple beer. Although not fantastic, I have certainly been a repeat customer for this particular product of Boulevard Brewery. In fact, I'm a repeat customer of many of Boulevard's beers, as it's a great brewery.

AlCaponeJunior, May 25, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: cloudy, pale yellow color; rather looks like a witbier. Head is a thin finger of white foam which dissipated rapidly leaving no lace at all. Wheat beers are supposed to have heads!

Smell: aroma is refreshing, wheaty, a little citrusy and a little sour. Not too bad, but rather on the light side.

Taste: wheat, citrus, a little clove and a little pear. A pretty interesting combination; frankly, I rather like it. Bitterness is minimal and the hops don't really stick out for me, but within this style that's fine.

Mouthfeel: light body with a relatively nice level of creaminess. It could be better, though.

Drinkability: light, flavorful, refreshing. This is quite a drinkable beer indeed.

flagmantho, May 22, 2010
Photo of thatguy3579
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw colored. Very cloudy - almost opaque. Some bubbling visible. Thin foam which fades quickly to just a paper thin white layer.

S: Not much nose. Some lemon coming through with perhaps a little banana sweetness.

T: Dull sweet taste with hints of citrus. This fades to a roasted flavor. No aftertaste.

M: Medium body with lots of fun carbonation.

D: Not very potent in smell or taste but refreshing nonetheless.

thatguy3579, May 16, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy yellow with a very thin head that fades quickly

S- Faint grainy smell with hint of citrus, sort of bland

T- Mild wheat and citrus, with a hint of bitterness

F- Light body, a bit watery with tart finish but somehow refreshing

D- Enjoyable beer, nice clean beer for a hot summer day

soju6, May 14, 2010
Photo of TrippnFiasco
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very hazy yellow with a little less than one finger of slightly off-white head.

S: Nothing too impressive, but a nice fruitiness with a hint of malt.

T: Nice mild fruitiness, taste a good hint of citrus (lemons). Nothing overly impressive, standard wheat beer.

M: Nice moderate carbonation, bit of a tartness on the back end but nothing overpowering. Medium-light bodied.

D: Very drinkable beer, and that is one of it's best qualities. Great if you want to have a few with most types of dinner. This was actually my 'intro' beer that exposed me to beer outside of the big 3 lagers. I constantly get friends to try this and it rarely disappoints and helps convert quite a few to try more!

TrippnFiasco, May 11, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head, and good lacing.

smell is of wheat, banana, and lots of citrus.

taste is tart, wheat, and lemon, ends with quite a sourness.

overall it is a wheat beer, nothing too special, nothing too terrible, just a wheat beer.

froghop, May 11, 2010
Photo of EagleTalon
4.53/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from home kegerator. Pours to a thick white head that falls to a thin layer with some lacing. Cloudy whitish yellow color. Aroma is slightly fruity and grainy. Flavor is a delicate balance of crispy, crackery, tangy wheat, yeast esters, malt sweetness and very slightly detectable balancing hop bitterness and flavor. A delicate flavor that exhibits sweetness but does not cloy and bitterness that does not linger. Light refreshing mouthfeel and absolutely drinkable. A totally exceptional "session-able" wheat ale for all occasions.

Tip: this beer is an excellent choice to pair with fish and seafood dishes, especially those with lemon-butter sauces it really complements the food and the food brings out the flavor in the beer in a big way. Also good with pesto and Alfredo pasta dishes as well.

EagleTalon, May 07, 2010
Photo of beertunes
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bar had this listed as a Hefe. Served in Imperial pint glass. Poured a cloudy yellow with a thin white head that had low retention and light lacing.

The aroma was very subdued (it had none of the expected banana and cloves usual for a Hefe, but maybe it's not a Hefe), just hint of yeast and some wheat. The flavors were also subdued, no really outstanding components, except for the faint wheat and yeast.

I found the body on the thin side, but the beer was very effervescent. Drinkability was also just OK. Overall, if this is a Hefe, it's not a very good one. If it's not, then it's a decent beer, but nothing special. This is my first beer from a brewery I've heard nothing but good things about. I hope the rest of the line-up is better.

beertunes, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of livewire78
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a rather dull pale wimpy cloudy yellow. No outstounding head or lace here.

Smell is typical of a wheat. Lemon, citrus, and is that pale malt?

I'm gonna say that I love the taste. It's simple, straightforward, and refreshing at the same time. It follows the nose to the letter. This is what a APWA is supposed to taste like. Nothing complex here and there's not supposed to be. Lemon, citrus, faint hops, and pale malt. Just plain freakin good.

Mouthfeel is pretty watery but its not a RIS so whaddya expect?

I could drink this stuff all day. When all you want is a decent beer to end the day this is it. Is it a masterpiece of brewing genius? No, but it is a good beer.

livewire78, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of wolfinthemirror
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I get this all the time at the casino since it's their only craft offering on-tap.

Poured a nice unfilitered golden color with a sizable head.
Very grainy in smell and taste, some lemon zest. refreshing. after a while something about it begins to seem buttery as it warms, but it might be in my head.
Overall it's a pretty good, and extremely sessionable beer. Much happier drinking this than some BMC when there is a limited offering.

wolfinthemirror, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of biggred1
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy blone with a pure white head of fizz that leaves very little lace on the glass. The nose is barely a whiff of sour citrus and wheat malt. This beer is light in the flavor department as well. Light wheat malt,soft lemon and clove. Nice medium light mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This beer is way too light for my tastes.

biggred1, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of Flightoficarus
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type - Bottle into glass

A - Pours a pale, hazy golden color with little foam head.

S - Faint grains, wheat, malt

T - Light grainy flavor, wheat with a hint of malt. Pretty plain, but inoffensive

M - Light/medium bodied. Moderate carbonation

D - The highlight of this beer. Very drinkable and refreshing, it would make for a great lawnmower beer on a hot summer day

Overall - A pretty plain, basic beer. Not bad, but not special either. There are better APWA's out there.

Flightoficarus, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Tucquan
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this in the Kansas City, MI airport in 2009

A - Straw yellow, clear, very short head

S - Almost non existent

T - Light flavors of grain, yeast and lemon. No banana.

M - Light body and med-high carbonation

D - Quite refreshing but too much like a glass of cool water on a summer day than something really interesting.

Tucquan, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of collander
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw color and hazy, the wheat beer had soft aroma's of wheat and honey. Easy to drink with mellow banana, wheat, light citrius hiding in the background. I felt it was a little lean in body, but quite enjoyable. Certainly a great clean wheat beer for a hot summer day.

collander, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a transparent yellow with a bigh white head and good carbonation. Nose is wheat, citrus, banana. Taste is pretty boring. Nothing but a light fizzy booze until the very end when I found some banana, wheat and citrus. Body wa thin, mouthfeel was to carbonated and not appealing at all.

barleywinefiend, Mar 18, 2010
Photo of bump8628
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed gold capped by white, airy foam.

Light, grainy pale malt and crackery wheat mingle with a very faint citric hoppiness. Bitterness is mild and the finish is quite dry with ample carbonation that makes for a very light, flavorful, and refreshing beer.

This fits the American Wheat profile very well, and is a go to beer for me at bars with less than spectacular craft selections.

bump8628, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of gatornation
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy straw yellow color with with a 2 finger fluffy head that recedes to a off white ring..it looks good the smell is bready with some lemon zest some fruit and yeast..the taste is slight it has a yeast and lemon taste with a tint malt/hop background..the mouth fell was watery and light and just non descript as this wheat beer is its just average at best..so many others wheat brews from new glarus to gumballhead to oberon to a liitle sumpin in my area to buy this one its ok drinkable but its just not memorable wont try this one again..to many other great wheats out there

gatornation, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of cameraman
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the glass a medium yellow to dark straw color, very transparent in the glass. A small white head forms on top and quickly dissolves away. The twang of a yeasty scent hits the nose, along with mellow aroma of wheat. It finishes with a light lemon citrus fragrance. A bread and yeast flavor hits the front of the palate, as it reaches the back a mild grassy, with touch of pine bitterness comes through. That bitterness lingers and the taste stays there long after the beer has washed away. A thin watery texture, with the strong feel of carbonation hitting at the halfway point, it continues all the way through till the finish. The beer as a whole is okay, the color is weak and a little lackluster. The scent and taste are true to the style and stay consistent. The feel had a lot more carbonation than I would like. Still, this is solid beer, a good session beer and a very good choice for summertime camping.

cameraman, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of FreshHawk
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, golden wheat straw color. Thin white head that disappears fairly fast.

S - Bready wheat aroma. Has some lemon and a little banana with slight spice (clove).

T - Bready and wheat is dominant that provides some sweetness. There is also a bit of lemony and citrus taste that provides some tartness to the beer.

M - Medium bodied and average carbonation.

D - Pretty easy to drink but the flavors aren't amazing and make you necessarily grab another.

Notes: I didn't necessarily think the flavors were offensive, but there was nothing great about it. One of the weakest beers from Boulevard

FreshHawk, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of ebraun
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with fluffy head that stuck around for just a little while, left a little lacing at the top.

S: Not a lot on the nose. Some fruit and yeasty esters. Smells like blueberry.

T: Touch of citrus along with the wheat sweetness and again with the blueberry fruit.

M: Pretty good. Smooth and not overly-carbonated.

D: Oh, a fella could knock back a lot of these. Session factor is very, very high.

This beer holds up well, even almost ten years after I had my first it's still a solid example of the style.

ebraun, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of ghebel
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

A - Cloudy, straw color with a 1 to 2 inch head that dissipates very quickly. Seems "effervescent".

S - Lemon, fruity, yeast.

T - Profile follows smell with mild bitterness.

M - Thin body with carbonation sting. Leaves a bit of a coating on the tongue.

D - Drinkable, but would choose a different wheat when in the mood for one.

Overall: When I buy the Boulevard mixed case, I drink this beer. I would not pour it out, but would not buy it primarily either.

ghebel, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer that I really won't drink from the bottle. I first had it on-tap and haven't been able to make the switch to bottle. It's a very flavorful, yet light beer. My girlfriend will order it when we're out, and she's not much of a beer drinker so that shows that the drinkability is relatively high. This is a great option if you're looking for a good wheat brew.

Cubsfan1087, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of jeranbrews
2.55/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Yellow lemon-straw color. Neon. Cloudy witbier characteristics. About 1/2 a finger of puff-cloud white head. And some not-bad lacing. Not much continued carbonation.

S - Lemonade, dish-cleaner, and a bit of yeast. Near the end of the glass I got a bit of a mild hop smell, but by then my opionons had already been made.

T - Crisp, very little hop and only a tiny bit of malt to taste. Some noticeable lemon/acidic tones, but overall lacks character.

M - Light bodied, thin but slightly fizzy with a bit of mouth coating texture.

D - Like that carbonated lemon water they sell to joggers. Needs more beer characteristics. Lots of lemon and not much else. Easy to drink yes, but in a girly way.

jeranbrews, Dec 27, 2009
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.