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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

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1,449 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 28
Gots: 101 | 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 MarzenMan


3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

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


2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

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


3.13/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

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


3/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

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


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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


3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

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


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%

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

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


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

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


3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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


2.58/5  rDev -27.1%

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...

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


3.98/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

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


3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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


3.33/5  rDev -5.9%

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.


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


3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

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


4.03/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

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


4.15/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

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


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%

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

07-03-2008 13:10:40 | More by mhewes
Photo of mntlover


3.33/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a hazy golden yellow color smallish head head stays a while no real lace left behind on this one though.

Aroma lemony wheat and grass, with touches of cloves very faint.

Taste is like aroma wheat smooth notes of lemon more spice maybe hints of earthy yeast notes overall a normal Pale Wheat Ale. Not my favorite style but a new addition to my store, Boulevard that is, and it was a nice hot day so grabbed me a sixer.

Mouthfeel is nice crisp smooth more on light side easy drinking cool and refreshing to be sure.

Drinkability is eh good for a hot day to knock the dust out of your throat, again not bad for style just not my favorite style.

06-26-2008 23:02:52 | More by mntlover
Photo of Kyle987


3.18/5  rDev -10.2%

Pale golden yellow color, with the haziness typical of wheat beers. Healthy head and lacing. Strong lemon aroma, and a light wheat flavor with some citrus. Taste is good, but not very strong. Very drinkable and pleasant, with good light mouthfeel, but not watery. Not at all bad, but not that special.

06-25-2008 05:42:02 | More by Kyle987
Photo of beeragent


3.2/5  rDev -9.6%

Served in a glass from a 12oz. bottle. The beer poured a clear straw, ending in the glass with a hazy yellow appearance. 1/4 inch this white head that faded quickly, and no lacing. The aroma is very light, making it quite hard to detect anything. Very light notes of wheat and grain. Not too appealing. Taste is also extremely light, consisting of a very weak wheat flavor, and having more of a BMC lager type taste than a wheat ale. Mouthfeel is very light, and smooth. I could see this being a very drinkable summer beer, when cold is more important than flavor. I was dissapointed with this beer, as it didnt have some of the taste characteristics that I've come to expect from a wheat beer. I'm hoping this was just a bad batch. Will try again.

06-05-2008 23:09:23 | More by beeragent
Photo of WaveRebel51


3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

It's been a while since I drank this on a regular basis, but since an old friend visited the Midwest for a weekend, I got reacquianted.

The appearance is nothing special and the aroma is so faint, I can't really tell you what was in there. I detect some citrus and zest, and maybe a small hint of grassiness from the hops and wheat. Taste is very clean and crisp: slight hint of wheat, with a citrus fruitiness (bananas and lemon) and the grassy taste of hops at the end.

I used to drink this with a lemon wedge since that how it was served in all the bars, but I like it better without the lemon. There's nothing really spectacular about this, but this is a solid, tasty beer and the perfect refreshment on a hot day.

05-30-2008 20:59:39 | More by WaveRebel51
Photo of hwwty4


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. Even though I have drank this beer probably close to 100 times, I've never sat down to formally review mostly because I'm afraid about how much my opinion of this beer has faded. This was the first beer I ever liked, it was my gateway into better beer so I hold it on a silver platter but I know my opinions of this beer have changed so on to the review.

This beer pours a light, hazy yellow with a very mild head that leaves no lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is mildly clovey with a bit of citrus. The taste is pretty normal to a pale wheat beer. Their are definite notes of clove, lemon zest, and grain wheat. The mouthfeel is thin and slightly carbonated. Even though it might not be the best beer in the world, it still is good summer drinking beer.

05-27-2008 21:51:57 | More by hwwty4
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.