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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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1,404 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 80 | 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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Photo of hiikeeba


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

A - Pours up a cloudy yellow with a thin white head that disappears entirely

S - Smells of wheat. No hops detected.

T - Nicely made, if bland. Slight malt flavor, but not much else.

M - A little thin

D - Quite drinkable, no strong flavors to get in the way.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 00:14:36 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of gpogo


3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy pale golden yellow with small white head that quickly dissipates.

A- Light citrusy lemon aroma.

T- Nice wheaty flavor. A bit of lemon as well, I also noticed hints of banana that I've never noticed before when drinking this.

M- Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

D- An average american wheat, quite refreshing during missouri summers.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 22:30:13 | More by gpogo
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazed up, light golden presentation with a soapy head, which stayed around as long as it could then disappeared. Looks a bit weak. Aroma was just that; weak. Slight citrus zest with a heavy malt undertone. Yet it wasn't strong enought to sense unless nose was stuck in the glass.
A better taste, but still weak. Seems more like a light lager than a wheat ale. Some hints of freshness came alive and finished fairly clean. Probably would have been better with a lemon or orange wheel in it. But I usually don't allow that.
Bottle shipped to me by my buddy
Hazey pour that turned from milky to dull golden. A nice site to see. Aroma lifted up slowly and not very strong; citrus and malt, corriander, seems a bit sticky.
A nice crisp feel to the taste. Poured at a chilled temperature I think this released the taste a bit better than last time. Citrus and sweet corn taste w/o the starch. Definitely better than last time. Refreshing beer, went down quite smooth. The crisp didn't turn into bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2008 07:02:38 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of orangemoustache


3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale urine color,slightly hazed with a thin white head that lasts only for a few seconds and leaves no lacing. The nose is sweet,grainy and lemony,very fresh earthiness and inviting aromas. This American Wheat is quite the easy drinker. Crisp grassy notes and lemon rind zest seems on the right track for the style,but a bit to tame, Boulevard needs to turn up the flavor about three more notches. A thin body and average carbonation make this a great brew for drinkability. Smooth,crisp,clean and never offensive,this one aint about thinkin... it's about drinkin!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2008 04:12:49 | More by orangemoustache
Photo of LordofTime25


2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer has a couldy straw color to it and when poured it has a thin white head that will disappear after a drink or two.

At first smell you get a wheat smell with hints of fruit maybe oranges or bannanas.

This beer is a little fruity with a wheat taste thrown in.

Has a medium body with medium carbonation in your mouth.

I have had better Unfiltered Wheats and probably would drink them instead.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2008 20:53:19 | More by LordofTime25
Photo of MarzenMan


3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is your typical American wheat beer. Sort of the gateway to real beer.

Nice hazy appearance and plenty of carbonation. Very clean but very slight fruity smell. This beer is much better on tap when the wheatiness is more present. This is quickly becoming the new "light" beer. Not the most interesting but works well at a tailgaiting party.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2008 20:44:35 | More by MarzenMan
Photo of midaszero


2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Slightly hazy straw color with 1 finger of white head that disappears pretty quick. It sure doesn't look unfiltered

S - Wheat and some lighter fruit smells, bananas and oranges

T - A little fruity with some wheat flavor throw in, almost feels like drinking a cocktail more than beer

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - This doesn't seem to be a very good representation of the style. It isn't horrible but when I think unfiltered wheat beer this isn't what I am going for.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 20:46:59 | More by midaszero
Photo of BEERchitect


3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 17:40:11 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of beersheppard


3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden, slightly hazy, white fleeting head, well carbonated.

Smell: sweet, banana, citrus flavors.

Taste: sweet, light "wheaty" taste, hints of citrus and bananas.

Mouthfeel: watery

Drinkability: this is a wheat beer for beginners, light and benign "wheaty" taste. Hints of citrus, banana, pleasant tasting. Bottom line, wish these flavors were more predominant in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 05:11:38 | More by beersheppard
Photo of Torchiest


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Poured nicely, good foamy head that disappeared almost instantly. Very pale yellow, a bit hazy but not like the popular German wheats.

Dry, slightly spicy smell with no real hop or malt characteristics. A little bit of lemon is perceivable.

Sweet and spicy at first, melding into a pretty dry finish. Not really fruity at all, which is appropriate for an American wheat. Some decent bitterness throughout that lingers more than I would expect.

Below average body, very bubbly, with a crisp, clean finish.

Not really my favorite style, but very easy to drink. This would be great to give to someone that likes BMC but wants to try to expand their horizons a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 03:49:54 | More by Torchiest
Photo of argock


3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a glass tumbler. No freshness date.

A: Hazy bright yellow with thin white foamy head and minimal lace.

S: Soft tangy wheat ester aromas with light lemon and clove scents as well.

T: Kind of run of the mill with soft lemony pepper and clove flavors with not a lot of punch.

M: Caressing sfot pillowy feel that is the best feature of American wheats. Not much of an aftertaste and evenly carbonated.

D: Drinkable enough, but other beers (and styles) have more to offer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 05:16:13 | More by argock
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A decent wheat beer that is unfiltered in the style I love.

A- Hazy translucent yellow-gold color with a small head and lots of carbonation bubbles after the pour.

S- Smell is of wheat and a hint of banana phenol

T- Tastes like it smells with flavors brought out by vivid carbonation

M- Smooth, unfiltered goodness with a bit much carbonation.

D- Drinks real good and quenches the thirst

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 04:21:14 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of MTNboy


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- A nice hazy gold yellow A great thick white head and a little bit of lace.

Smell- Earthy and clove like with some citrus tones.

Taste- Grainy sweetness just like the aroma there is a earthy feel to the flavor. The aftertaste has very mild hops taste to it but not much.

Mouthfeel- Thick for a beer of this style and heavy on carbonation.

Drinkability- Great with a summer meal.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2008 13:54:21 | More by MTNboy
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 21:19:42 | More by Sammy
Photo of twiggamortis420


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

Very hazy golden color with rapidly dissapating, big bubbly head.

I smell a little orange peel, lemon zest...almost smells like a wit. I get some wheat, but not much.

Tastes sweet for a wheat. Very little hop flavor with some moderate wheat notes. Fairly refreshing with ample carbonation.

I would prefer a little less sweetness and a bit more wheat flavor, but certainly a highly drinkable wheat.

Not my favorite Boulevard offering, but it is worth a try if you have not had it before.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 20:22:28 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of Onslow


2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I have heard from a few customers in my store that Boulevard is kinda like Shiner when i comes to how people think and drink it ... it is a very people friendly brew... low on the head but some is present.. some small honey and hop whiffs ... thin mouthfeel but i can see it being refreshing ... not worth what i have heard about it.. maybe on tap perhaps...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 15:56:09 | More by Onslow
Photo of otakuden


3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard Wheat is definitely truer to the German Hefe beer style, whereas a lot of American wheat beers have built their own style which is more citrusy with a strong orange and lemon presence

immediately i get fresh bananas and banana bread in the nose with hints of clove and cinnamon. a faint hint of orange, but the overwhelming nose is bananas and bread. the palate. thick, lightly sweet, with a bit of nice chewy mouthfeel, smooth though, not gritty. banana bread and nuts center on the top of my tongue. while the head was minimal and didn't last long in this cloudy yellow-orange wheat beer, a slow steady stream of natural carbonation trickles up from the bottom of my glass to the top, releasing a continuous bananarific nose. halfway through, as the Boulevard Wheat warms, i detect a bit of grass and lemon in the background while the banana bread and cloves still complete the palate.

a very good wheat beer, imo, and very close to a borderline hefe and i love a good hefe beer. if your only exposure to wheat beers so far has been of the citrusy american variety, give Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat a try and taste some of the roots to the whole wheat beer/hefe craze.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 15:53:36 | More by otakuden
Photo of BeenJammin


3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color but does not possess the hazy, unfiltered characteristic that is advertised. There is wheat malty aroma but not much else here.

Tastes like a decent wheat beer with a bit of lemony-citrus taste to it. The mouth feel was light and soft with a good amount of carbonation. This beer is fairly drinkable. It's not fantastic but definitely a notch above some other beers that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 04:52:05 | More by BeenJammin
Photo of RickSawyer


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, fizzy golden yellow with a pillowy tight white head that falls to a thin layer of foam. Smell is a bit of wheat, lemon juice, corriander. Nothing overpowering. Taste isn't quite as full of flavor as I am accustomed to, however there is a nice mellow, wheat flavor that has a touch of sour to it, some sweet upfront honey, a bit of peppery spice. The finish is ho hum, not quite as carbonated as I wish it was. All in all, this is a fine session beer that I can appreciate. I wish it was a bit more complex but this is a no brainer on a hot texas day.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 19:53:56 | More by RickSawyer
Photo of orcasteve

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a fair amount of yeast is in the bottem of the bottle that needs to be sweriled into the beer, i am happy that this one is unfiltered, it added complexity to this berw, this one is a bit sour the finishes sweet, the beer poured an almost cloudy lemon juice color. as far as wheats go this is just avrage but fairley drinkable. well worth a shot but don't go out of your way to get one.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 18:00:52 | More by orcasteve
Photo of giblet


3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i had this one last night at hooters...nice hooters...i mean the owls. i made certain that the waitress gave me a room temp glass rather than the frosted ones they try to use. it looked kinda flat. no head. pale yeller color. smelled of citrus. decent taste but the lack of carbonation hurt this one. it would be much higher on my scale if it just had some more tingle in the palate. i will look for it in the bottle to see if it is better.

suckem up and movem out.


Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2008 11:10:16 | More by giblet
Photo of HoppyMcStout


3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a Lukas Liquor pint glass. The head was gone within minutes. It was a little hazy, but maybe a little less than the average wheat. What is most prominent about this brew is the yeasty flavor, no doubt from the bottle fermentation. Solid brew that had a strong hefe presence that makes it quite distinct from your average wheat.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 23:28:44 | More by HoppyMcStout
Photo of malcontent


4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw body with thin but even white head.

Wheat/lemony zing to the nose is right on for this rather boring style. At least they got it right.

A strong sharp hay with citrus backbone but a surprising powdery, clove aftertaste that hints toward an old-world yeast.

Active carbonation is correct but the mild slickness on the finish is not. Not the first time I've noticed this with a Boulevard beer. Still, it's an easy-drinking summer brew and if you like the style (I don't know why you would) then it's a no-brainer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 07:03:35 | More by malcontent
Photo of jdubjacket


4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy, golden color with little head and minimal lacing. Has a slight citrus smell along with the prominent grain. Taste is primarily citrusy with a slight malt backbone. This stuff is dangerous in that it's like drinking water, and before you know it, you've had five or six. A great wheat beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2008 21:48:30 | More by jdubjacket
Photo of mhewes


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. No lacing left on the glass

S : Light aroma of wheat and lemony citrus

T : Very refreshing flavor with a light wheat and citrus flavor.

M : Light and Crisp

D : Easy one to drink. This would make a good session beer anytime of the year but especially well during the summer

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2008 13:10:40 | More by mhewes
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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