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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,416 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 87 | 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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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Fairly clear golden color. Poured a 1 finger stark white head that dissipated quicly. Inconsistent light lacing.

S: Sweet wheat malts, citrus and lemon zest.

T: Consistent with smell though flavors were a bit muted. Mild hops come in for balance.

M: Light body; a bit thin. Ample carbonation. Smooth and refreshing with a tangy finish.

D: Light, smooth and refreshing with fair flavor. Knocked back a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 01:55:57 | More by Haybeerman
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of tangy wheat with a hint of banana. The taste is like the aroma, but without the banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a decent wheat beer. However, instead of showing me how good wheat beer can be it reminds me of how great other wheat beers are. I could drink this again, but there are so many better wheat beers out there that I can't see myself making it back to this one anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 02:02:07 | More by KarlHungus
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OStrungT

California

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

This beer pours a pale slightly hazy yellow color, with a very thin white head. The head fades very fast, leaving minimal lace.

This beer has a very mellow spicy aroma. Some grainy flavor is present. It also has a slightly citrusy aroma. It is pretty bland.

This beer tastes like it smells. Some lemon zest, and a slightly spicy flavor.

This beer is thin. It leaves a very slight citrusy aftertaste. It is carbonated well.

This beer might make a great session beer. The flavor is not aggressive, or bad, and it is low in alcohol.

Overall: Thank you Vancer for this beer. You are a good man. I liked this beer, but I found it to be rather boring. I may be a caught up in the extreme beer trend, but this was just not aggressive enough. For what it was, it was pretty good though.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 04:37:16 | More by OStrungT
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hoplover82

Texas

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

Pours an almost clear to hazy bright golden color with a bubbly white head that dissapears before you can say "beer". Very bubbly. No lace at all. No head. Just bubbles.

The aroma is light with lemony citrus like I squeezed lemon juice in there. But I didn't. Light citrus hop aroma. Smells kinda like a lager.

Tasts like a lager. Same as it smell. Not too many wheat byproducts, covered up by the hops.

Very light bodied and too effervecent for me. I know a wheat beer should be effervecent but man, calm it down.

Drinkabliblity is ok.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 18:55:17 | More by hoplover82
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Tone

Missouri

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

Pours a cloudy yellow color. Pours a 1/3 inch head with decent retention. There's decent to good lacing. Smells of sweet malt and slight fruit. Fits the style. Tastes of sweet malt and a light fruit. Very crisp, low carbonation, wheat. Overall, not too bad a little too weak for my tastes, but easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 21:16:36 | More by Tone
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sprucetip

Alaska

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

From a bottle into glass jar at a bar serving mainly macros.

Cloudy, pale yellow, virtually no head at all.

Sweet tart candy, strongly at first, is what came to mind. I've never described a beer that way. A hint of malt and subtle aroma of Bavarian yeast strain.

Lightly grainy and mildly German yeasty. Not too much else.

Highly carbonated, but pretty thin. Pleasant texture when fizzing dies down. Not much body.

Not much there to slow you down and just enough flavor to keep you going. Thin lawnmower beer. Serviceable as token craft brew in macro bar. Not running out to the beer store to find it.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 07:05:06 | More by sprucetip
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colts9016

Idaho

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

A cloudy pale straw color with little to no head. The aroma has wheat and citrus malt and a hint of yeast.
The taste is wheat, hint of citrus and a slight floral.
Mouth feel is carbonated and astringent.
Overall it is a good wheat and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 20:58:53 | More by colts9016
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Jayli

Massachusetts

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

Pours a very cloudy light gold in color. There wasn't much of a head - though that may have been the bartenders pour.
The scent is of slight lemon...and wheat presence. There is a touch more flavor in the taste than there was in the smell - though not a whole lot more. This is definitely a mild and muted beer. The beer is extremely light bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2008 20:47:32 | More by Jayli
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redjameskidd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think it should be noted that this beer is a very good example of the "American wheat" style, and is therefore lacking the banana/clove tastes that so bug me in hefeweizens.

That said, it's an easy-drinking bottle or pint. Crisp, clean, creamy grain taste with little else. Very inoffensive beer that would probably be good for introducing someone to a non light-lager style.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 22:16:46 | More by redjameskidd
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The final bottle from a mixed selection of Boulevards, courtesy mnwags. A 12 oz. twist-capped bottle, poured to a pint glass. BEST BY: 12/14/08

A: Hiss from the cap and a release of pale wheat-gold. Capped with a thin-looking fizzing head of large whitish bubbles; gone so quickly - I counted 12 seconds between ending the pour and watching the last of the head fade away. A bit of yeast stuck on the bottom; a swirl of the last ounce or so created a slightly milky haze and a deepened orange color. Decent carbonation, no lace whatsoever.

S: This bottle sat a little while out of the fridge, so a bit warmer pour elicited a fuller aroma: sweet and lightly spicy wheat, hints of clove. Yeast gives a phenolic fruit; gentle hops give a touch of lemon citrus.

T: Wheat and yeast pretty much sums it up; vague ripe fruit (melon) and a hint of clove. There's a twist of lemon, and a grassy/hay that binds loosely. Mostly malty touched with honey sweetness, then the finish has a mineral bittering to it - one which I'd liken to a sip of Pellegrino sparkling water.

M: Thin mouthfeel: somewhat watery and without much lingering flavor. Some carbonated fizzle upfront, a bland malt/yeast grit clings on the lips and tip of tongue.

D: Fairly benign beer, all things considered. Not pretty to look at, but pretty decent in the other categories. One of those 'meh' kind of experiences, I'm thinking, "ok, what's next?" and I'm only halfway through the glass. Easy enough to finish, but not one I'd need to have again. Of the 6 Boulevards I tried, this was the least impressive (still, thanks for the gift, Nick).

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 03:17:35 | More by msubulldog25
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy light gold in color. Not a whole lot of head going on, but plenty of lively action coming off the etching on the bottom of the glass.
Just a bit of wheat and lemon in the smell.
A bit more in the taste, but not much. Seems to be a bit muted and flavorless. Hint of wheat and lemon in the taste. Not very flavorable, but very crushable.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 03:21:52 | More by FtownThrowDown
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dnichols

Washington

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

I was served a pint glass from a bottle at the Omaha, Nebraska airport. This was the only micro brew available so I gave it a try.

A: It poured an unexpectedly clear golden body with a modest one finger white head that fell fast and left only spotty lacing.

S: It had a recessive and muted sweet malt aroma with hints of wheat and lemons.

T: It had well balanced flavors with a sweet wheaty front that was complemented by mild citrusy hops. The flavors were not bold or distinct. It tasted more like a lager than an unfiltered wheat.

M: It had a light body with a smooth and tangy back. Moderately carbonated.

D: It was smooth and refreshing and would make a good session beer..

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 16:40:42 | More by dnichols
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hiikeeba

Texas

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
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gpogo

California

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
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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.
EDIT:
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
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orangemoustache

Illinois

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
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LordofTime25

Iowa

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
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MarzenMan

Missouri

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
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midaszero

Washington

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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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beersheppard

Texas

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
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Torchiest

Texas

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
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argock

Virginia

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
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

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
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MTNboy

Germany

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
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.