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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,682 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,682
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 33
Gots: 210 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.86/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Good looking murky yellow color with a half finger of head.
Smells like cottage cheese with a little banana.
Watery, very mild flavor of lemon.
Moderate carbonation but still really fizzy on the tongue. Medium body and crisp.
Overall an average because someone could enjoy drinking this beer. It was just too mild for me but it was not bad tasting or smelling.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
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

Photo of confer
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually American wheat beers don't thrill me. This one is different. It pours a very pale yellow and with an unfiltered haze.
The smell is just a bit sweet.
There is actually some flavor other than usual dull American wheat taste. A little lemon followed with a wheat dryness.
This must be a great summer beer, drinking it on a cool fall night, it's still pretty good.

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a dirty, hazy, straw-yellow with a limp white head.

S: Not too much here at all. There is some lemon and the slight hint of cut grass.

T: Weak flavours. Lemons and wheat tang are subdued to the point of near non-existent and there is hardly any suggestion of hops or maltiness.

D: Damn drinkable! But why? There is almost no flavour in this brew and not too much alcohol to boot. Better off going with something with a little more substance.

Overall: Disappointing, but I'm used to that with this style. With the notable exceptions of Gumballhead, A Lil' Sumpin', and a few more brews, American pale wheats are an uninspired bunch. This beer is no different.

Photo of GoatRoyal
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six pack of this on a business trip recently.

I can't comment too much on appearance, as the only glassware available to me were those little clear plastic cups in the hotel room. It was gold, it was hazy, and had a frothy head.

Not much of a smell, but the mouthfeel was so clean and crisp. It tasted about on par with most wheat beers, maybe with a little more wheat on the finish.

I wouldn't seek it out, but it was pretty nice. So crisp I could see it being a decent session beer.

Photo of ChadQuest
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours hazy with some floaties, which is what you would expect from an unfiltered wheat, and the yeast is almost essential for me in a good wheat, good signs.
The aroma is real light and clean, some faint yeasty bubblegum notes, very detectable as bubblegum, just faint. Some citrus is noticeable.
The flavors have a baked biscuit malt side, with the yeast not as strong as i hoped, comes though softer and only lends subtle notes and esters, with lemon showing a stronger hand as well.
The mouthfeel has medium carbination, and a medium viscosity body.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last beer of the night is Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat....again my neighbor is AWESOME!!! The Unfiltered poured a hazy yellow in my tulip glass. Decent carbonation forms a nice white head, both that fade with time. The smell is dominated by wheat/barley. The taste is a good beer taste...heavy wheat/barley with good balance hops. The mouthfeel is good, the low ABV helps to make this a decent session beer. Overall I think this is a great beer.

Photo of TheIronHammer
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pale gold. I can't comment on the head or lacing because of the way I poured it.

S: It has a yeasty aroma. There is a citrus note. I think there is some clove. The nose is pretty usual for a wheat beer, but it is stronger than others I've had. It is pretty well balanced.

T: There is a definite yeast taste. Also, some lemon. There is a spice but I'm not sure what it is. It is enjoyable though. It has the usual wheat beer taste, but it is a bit bolder than others I've had.

Mf: It has a light body. It is a bit watery. The carbonation is plentiful, and a bit sharp.

Overall: This is a pretty good wheat beer. The nose and taste are well done. The appearance is nice for the style. The area that could be improved the most is mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty good beer. Will buy again.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a cloudy, lemony pour. Kind of a frothy couple fingers of foam but it hangs around longer than expected, holding at a thin cover.

Aroma - moderate grainy sniff, nothing much going on here, but decent and with notable resilience.

Taste - good wheaty start, the sweetness has a light fruitiness to it. I like the balance with the yeast, on the lighter side but flavorful. Clean finish, just a nip of balancing hops.

Mouthfeel - crisp and quite smooth feeling. Moderate body, nicely done.

Drinkability - a good session wheat. Kudos to Mike for giving me this one out of his cooler at the family picnic this past summer. Best by 10/3, let's get 'er done!

Photo of KTCamm
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Very plae yellow, quite cloudy and chunks of sediment float throughout. Zero foam. Wheat smell. Tart, open taste that fades into a softer close. No bitter to speak of. Clean finish. Maybe - a hint of lemon in there at the front. Real damn good though.

Photo of HugePlume
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at a restaraunt in St Louis

A- Pale milky yellow, swirls of cloudiness. Below average head.

S- Nearly no nose. Almost nothing to comment on.

T- A husky, chalky flavor dominates, with the faintest glimmer of somethign sweet and corn-like. Dry finish.

M- Watery, though not quenching. Its as if they were trying to make it thin.

O- Undesirable, even compared to other mass-market wheat beers.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Trois Pistoles snifter. BB 11/27/11 stamped on neck.

Appearance - White 2-finger head with a high pour, and decent retention.

Smell - Ultra mild wheat. Not much else.

Taste - Light wheat. Slight lemon rind. No off flavors.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery. Refreshing but not interesting.

Overall Drinkability - Refreshing. Flavorless. The Bud Light of wheat beers. Almost all of the points I'm awarding this beer for the overall score have to do with it's refreshment factor and for nothing else.

Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,682 ratings.