Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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81
good

1,635 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 1,635
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 30
Gots: 162 | 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 elgiacomo
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by August 8, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours hazy yellow with a one finger white head that leaves very little lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is wheat, light banana, clove, a little citrus. Good strength.

Flavor is citrus, wheat, some banana & spice. Moderate sweetness, low bitterness. No alcohol detected.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with mild carbonation.

I’ll admit I’m not the biggest wheat beer guy, but this is pretty good for the style. Extremely drinkable and hit the spot on this hot summer day.

Photo of OttoBomb
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz (355m l) bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass (June 23, 2010). "BEST BY 09/05/11" is stamped onto the neck of the bottle.

Eyes: Pours a very hazy light straw color with a surprising amount of particulate. A finger of smooth white head form and dissipates fairly quickly, which is common amongst wheat ales like this.

Nose: Grain, wheat, and banana, all very light. No hops that I can detect.

Tongue: This is clearly a standard wheat ale by flavor, one that could be extremely refreshing if it weren't for the light sour undertone.

Mouth: Very low carbonation, which is appropriate, as this beer is so light than any heavy bubbles would turn this into a soda.

Libation: A light, drinkable summer brew that is held back by a mild sour taste. It's decent.

Photo of jsprain1
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy golden. Big head. Retains well.
S- Smell is pretty weak for me. Grainy wheat character. Maybe just a touch of spice.
T- Well the flavor came across much more strongly and positively than the aroma. At first there is just a pinch of a banana flavor. Then it's a good wheat malt character. A bit sweet actually. Finish has a pinch of a peppery clove character. Really a nice wheat beer. There's a bit of light lemon too.
M- Light bodied, and nice crisp carbonation.
O- This is a solid summer beer. Refreshing and crisp with nice flavor. The aroma was relatively weak, but otherwise a solid summer wheat beer.

Photo of RickS95
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored, gold with a bit of haze. The head is bright white, tight small bubbles and as big as you want it to be. Better than average retention.

Has a biscuity scent with a bit of sweetness. As it warms, some spices like cloves and coriander come through.

The spices don't assert themselves in the taste. The beer has a malty backbone throughout and the yeast seems a bit sour.

It tries to be sweet on the palate, but it's only temporary and the slight sourness washes it out. It finishes with a touch of both sourness and an ever so slight bitterness.

This makes for a good warm weather beer. It's kind of smooth and easy to drink. The alcohol is a bit low, but that just means you can drink more of it.

Photo of jwinship83
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle picked up inside the boulevard mixed 12 pack. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass. best by date on the bottle neck reads late october of this year (i forgot the exact date).

A- the beer pours out of the bottle a hazy glowing golden colored body under a towering bright white head. the head has decent retention, and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- the nose starts out with malted wheat and pale malts. yeast, bubblegum and clove follow that. a little bit of lemony hops and some earth finish this one off.

T- the taste starts out just like the nose, with malted wheat and pale malts before moving into the clove like spiciness. bubblegum and yeast move in behind that. light lemon zest hops come through in the finish.

M- the body is on the upper side of medium. the carbonation is also on the upper side of medium.

O- not the best wheat beer by a longshot, but pleasant enough. i can see myself drinking this after mowing the lawn. i appreciate the low ABV.

Photo of Elimination
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, the standard wheat beer from boulevard has finnaly come to Oregon!

Pours a very light but cloudy yellow, has bright hues that stands out, thin sticky head

Smell of hearty bread, bit of fruity, lemon, some nice amount of sweetness.

Taste is very sweet, fruit, pear, a bit of grainy bread, a good amount of wheat, actually pretty damn good

Mouthfeel is quite light, but actually has a quenching feel to it, like you dont wanna stop drinking it.

Honestly, with summer coming I would buy another few of these when it starts getting warmer.

Photo of JLeege
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle- into a pint
Best by: 8/6/11

Appearance- pours a hazy light golden color with a small bubbly white head, quickly dissipating to nothing. No lacing.

Smell- Strong notes of banana and wheat. Fairly yeasty, smells pretty decent actually.

Taste- Banana and wheat up front. A little clove and bready, slight yeast, though I wouldn’t say it has a spicy character to it. A hint of citrus on the finish. Virtually no bitterness to this at all.

Mouthfeel- Light body, spritzy carbonation, a bit watery.

Overall- Drinkable and somewhat refreshing, just not a lot of flavor going on, with very little lingering aftertaste. I can see the crossover appeal of this, but it is simply lacking in pronounced flavor. I will drink my other bottle from the sampler pack, but I won’t be revisiting thereafter.

Photo of katybee
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer is very mild and light, even the carbonation. I find wheat beers as different from what you'd expect beer to be as Flemish sours, but in this case the lack of strong pungent flavor is a plus because this is exactly something you might like with a more delcately flavored meal like pasta or fish; I would prefer the dryness of this wheat beer to wine.

That said, on the other hand, this beer isn't the most unique of experiences to savor; it's almost like a flavored water.

Pouring a cloudy light yellow, there's a moderately thick and lasting head of pale foam. The metal bottle and bright yellow label themselves are charming.

Very little smell at all; I could not detect hops at all. Predominant is the bready yeastiness, increasing as the beer warms, barely malty, with hints of lemony citrus and perhaps slight banana ester, but not overly sweet. The dryness was pleasant. The carbonation does not last long, and without it, the drink became less beerlike and more like a type of tea such as Kombucha or flavored water.

Very light bodied. Quickly lost its fizz.

Overall though its range of flavors varied, I would consider it a very good beer for lightly flavored food--without the headache you might get from a comparable wine or malt liquor drink. And without the overpowering hopping you find in other hefweissens like Blue Moon. Very drinkable, just not really sippable.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy golden body, fluffy head, very little lacing

S: light yeast, wheat, spicy, trace of citrus

T: sweet yeast, malt, light spicy finish

M: light body, solid carbonation, hint of dry mouth

O: I wanted to love this beer, but something
just said totally average. Not bad, but not good either.
Excellent gateway brew for a newbie friend, not
very threatening or forward with flavors.

TO STYLE, BUT NOT BAD NOR GOOD!

Photo of jkrich
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a freshness date stamped on the bottle. The ale poured a yellowish, cloudy hue with a very nice fluffy white-head that slowly dissapated.

The smell was the linkest part of this ale: there was very little discernable aroma. Perhaps some faint lemony odor and just a hint of banana-like aroma.

Very light and refreshing, the taste does a pale imitation of an authentic weizen ale. There is a soft and malty rounded feel with a sweetness that is complemented by some fruitiness and faint banana. The yeasty flavor and feel is prominent. The spritzy, lemony flavor keeps this one refreshing and quaffable.

The carbonation is noticeable as a wheat beer should be. The mouthfeel is rather light and leaves a refreshing sweetness on the palate.

This is a very good, light and quenching summer ale. It is not very complex but highly drinkable without becoming too one-dimensional. I could easily drink this again during the hot summer to come.

Photo of logmacschlog15
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle to glass.

Appearance: Pours about two fingers of foamy white head. A hazy, golden straw color with lots of sediment floating around. Looks very refreshing.

Smell: There is a slight spiciness from the yeast as well as some light bready notes.

Taste: At first hints of clove and spice from the yeast, followed by a flavorful burst of subtle fruit/citrus as well as some honey-like sweetness. This is rounded out by a light breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, very refreshing. Great for quenching your thirst.

Overall: This is a great wheat beer that is light and refreshing but still manages to provide a good amount of flavor and complexity. A wonderful session beer.

Photo of mudbug
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the cool sixteen ounce aluminum bottle with best by date of 8/21/11 into a standard pint glass one half straight in then a swirl for the rest results in a very pretty cloudy yellow that nearly matches the color of the bottle. Obviously a lot of thought went into it's presentation. Not a lot of head here but small bubbles rising through the misty yellow keep things lively.
Aroma is subdued but packs a nice wheat note along with a lagerish background.
Taste is superb, very clean and refreshing, notes of wheat with a slight tartness up front slightly sweet in the middle with a nice smooth finish, Low ABV of under %5 makes this one a very good quaffer.
A very nice example of the style.

Photo of n2185
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with some floaties and two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with no lacing.

S: Some light spice notes along with crystal malts and wheat. Slight citrus notes from the hops as well and an overall bready aroma.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some slight spice flavors at first followed by crystal malts. There is an overall yeast and wheat bread flavor.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light and fairly crisp.

O: A decent pale wheat ale. Nice and refreshing on a hot afternoon.

Photo of donteatpoop
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foggy pale golden color with a quickly dissipating white foam that is gone entirely sooner than expected.

The smell is rather distant, hints of wheat and grain... maybe a little pine.

The taste is much more pronounced, a mellow blend of wheats and grains and funk. Very easy to drink, goes down smooth.

Photo of richkrull
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I received this in my poker winnings from AlCaponeJunior - thanks a lot bud.

Poured a very cloudy yellow color with a good amount of white fluffy head on it.

Smell is pretty faint wheat and malt.

Taste is good although a little bland. Could be a little better in my mind. Just not enough flavor coming through for me.

Mouthfeel is light. This beer went down smooth and fast on this first steamy day in Wisconsin.

Pretty good beer overall. Refreshing but not overly flavorful.

Photo of beerman207
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour is from a sweet looking aluminum bottle.

Another pickup from Seattle, WA that I'm getting around to drinking.

A: A very cloudy yellow, white head

S: Nose is wheat, malt, some light citrus

T: Malt, wheat, orange rind

M: Carbonation is pretty high for this beverage. Not bad just highly carbonated

O: Kind of a letdown in terms of the beer itself but the bottle is the highlight here.

Photo of david131
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very hazy yellow liquid with a bit of an orange aspect. The white head is thin and splotchy.

S- Very light smelling- hints of yeasty white bread with a touch of a citrus aspect on the finish.

T- Bread and a touch of citrus. Very simple.

M- Creamy smooth with a bit of a carbonation bite on the end.

D- Drinks fairly well, but it most definitely on the boring end.

Photo of gkunkle
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a weizen glass. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Some solids were apparent at the bottom of the bottle. Smell is of light wheat and citrus. Taste is mostly wheat, as it should be, but also some notes of citrus and slight hops are also present. Mouthfeel is a little light, but not bad. On a warm day it would likely feel just right. Overall, this is a mediocre representation. I have found other wheat beers that I enjoy more and I'll stick with those as staple items.

Photo of cocogan
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visual: Gold in color, no head but slight white layer of froth.

Smell: Wheat, hint of lemon rind.

Taste: Backs the smell. Lots of lemons.

Mouth: Smooth, carbonation promotes a slight creaminess.

Drunkability: this beer is damn refreshing. It may be knocked for its simple flavor but I think it is good. I'm not really looking for conmplexity in a wheat beer.

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A: Cloudy yellow with no orange/gold tones. Little head/lace.

S: Bright, (wheat) malty. A little chalk, orange.

T: Good wheat flavor. I can tell I am actually drinking a wheat beer rather than glorified orange juice. A little flat in flavor but nice.

M: Bubbly, good. Full.

D: Despite the low marks in some categories, I find this beer extremely drinkable/sessionable. A great flagship brew for Boulevard.

Photo of jsh420
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

best by 06-26-11

pours cloudy straw yellow with a 1 finger fizzy white head that left no lacing

smells is pretty faint - i can pick out the lemon and bready wheat

taste is like the nose there is just not much here - bready wheat malt some lemon citrus hops

mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side for the style - brew seem thick and it is only 4.6% ?

overall this is a good idiot beer - a total no thinker to to hit the spot on a hot summer day - however if consumed on a hot day i would chill the hell out of this beer since the body is a little heavy

Photo of morehoppps
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from bottle into Pilsner Glass (only glass clean). Appearance is cloudy, looks like a pineapple/orange juice blend to be honest. Not much carbonation, little to no head, slight lacing.

S: The smell is very faint and subtle, not much going on aroma-wise here. What I can smell is faint sweetness, maybe a little citrus.

T: The taste is sweet, and mild. Touches of banana, maybe a bit of spice. A bit too sweet to be sessionable in my opinion.

M: Sticky, as I said, it is a sweet beer. Could be more dry. Medium bodied, and very creamy. Not much carbonation, but not terrible.

O: I can see why this is their most popular beer, and it is good for the style, however, the word "sessionable" doesn't come to mind when thinking of this beer. Overall, I liked this beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Photo of Bookseeb
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a cloudy straw orange color with a thick crisp head that lingers leaving nill lace. Smell of weak spice, citrus and yeast. Taste is again a little weak with the malt, wheat and above aromas. Mouthfeel is medium with not a big spike of carbonation as noticed in other American wheat beers. A mellow non complex easy drinking wheat beer.

Photo of FosterJM
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

381st review on BA
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On tap @ Vincenzo's in Lincoln, NE

App- This was a hazy light yellow with a one finger head and a little lacing down the glass.

Smell- Small wheat, grains, watery and not much else.

Taste- Wheat with a little soft malts behind it. A very basic wheat beer that was pretty decent.

Mouth- Light bodied with a high carb level. Crisp, clean.

Drink- Good palate cleanser after dinner before the dessert. Had because the company paid for it. Probably wont have it again.

Photo of lawlerj
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy orange/gold

Smell: wheat, grain, banana, citrus (heavy)

Taste: simliar to the smell, very citrusy with some banana and cloves.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy for wheat

Drinkability: One of my favorite wheats - good, easy drinking. Great for a summer day. A staple of the Midwest.

Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,635 ratings.