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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

534 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 534
Hads: 1,827
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 36
Gots: 317 | FT: 2
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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Reviews: 534 | Hads: 1,827
Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Cloudy golden hay color with a quick to flee head. Poor retention even for an American wheat. Lots of unfiltered floaties.

Smelly lemony-wheat cracker. Taste is tart up front with some vanilla wafer sweetness for balance. Mild yeasty snap in back.

Very standard. If I thought about the typical flavors and aroma of an American wheat it would be just like this. Maybe even more "standard" than Sam Summer which was my until now Platonic Amwheat ideal. (458 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow-ish orange, with a small, quarter inch head, and no real lacing.

Smells lightly of wheat, with some citrus, orange and lemon.

This is very light, but tasty. I'm getting a bit of vanilla, which seems odd. Beyond that, there's some very slight wheat bitterness, a bit of graininess, and citrus hop flavors.

This is light bodied, slightly watery, with a moderate amount of carbonation, and a crisp, juicy mouthfeel.

Not bad, but doesn't stand out a whole lot. (482 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L- light orange hazy pour with thinner foamy pour. Wheat particles swirling with pour out of bottle
S- yeast with light citrus.
T- better than I thought with a crisp light taste. Citrus yeast and malt combines for something different than most domestic wheats.
O- Could certainly drink many but short on complex taste. (321 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from variety pack. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and ripe apples. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe fruit and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Quite good for a wheat beer. (323 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

The usual disclaimer applies here - I'm not a wheat beer guy. But this one is a huge seller so I figured I'd see what all the fuss was about. Yeah, it's pretty good for the style, and I could see why most of Kansas City cools off with this in the summertime. (260 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a two-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving light sticky lacing.

S - Faint aroma of banana, clove, and yeast.

T - Flavor is pretty much lots of wheat and a light amount of clove and corriander. The finish a bready yeast flavor.

M - Thin bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp with a very watery mouthfeel. Finish is dry.

O - I was expecting more after hearing good thing about Boulevard Wheat. While it is a crisp refreshing beer it is definetly average at best. (526 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Excited to try this one. Especially since if I like it, Wal-Mart has 12 packs for $10. If this is a good wheat beer, it will be a home run because of the price and no one will have an excuse to buy "cheap" beer again.

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle, poured for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Beautiful pale-gold to mango colored appearance. Opaque as can be expected for an unfiltered wheat beer. Generous head that laces the glass and is quite impressive. I was starting to lose confidence in appearances of my beers lately and this was a nice change.

Smell (3.5) : Pleasant clean floral bouquet with wheat and sweet yams. Touch of cooked carrot, a calming yeast. Just a beautiful smell overall. Impressed.

Taste (3.5) : Out of the bottle - A bit one-dimensional. Not bad flavoring but it's simply just wheat. Notes of rye and some potato. Some buttered cracker bitterness at the end that is slightly off-putting and doesn't really belong in this beer.

Out of the glass - a totally different story. Smooth, creamy, full. Flavors all come together with a pleasant citrus presence. I don't know just what the heck is going on here, or why, but there is a difference, and it's a BIG one. If you're gonna drink it, pour it. POUR IT I SAY!!! A 2.5 for the bottle, an outstanding 4 in a glass. I'll mediate it with a 3.5.

Mouthfeel (3) : Out of the bottle - Incredibly thin. Like water. No body. Disappears immediately as it goes down the hatch. A "2".

In the glass? Another story completely! Why???? I'm not gonna knock it because it's so good. Creamy and full bodied. Perfect amount of carbonation and wash. Another "4" ouf of 5. Median score, a "3".


Overall (3.71) : If you pour it into a glass, you WILL NOT be sorry. Drink it from the bottle and you'll drain it for its overwhelming mediocrity. Perhaps it's best to understand what the bottle actually says that the yeast rests on the bottom, and I suppose once you pour it you get that "aged" taste and it all comes to life.

Take my advice and serve this one in a chilled glass. (2,042 characters)

Photo of Carolvs
4/5  rDev +17%

Easy to drink, crisply satisfying wheat beer that ranks as one of my favs - perfect for summer but drinkable all year long with the extra body lent by the wheat content. (169 characters)

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Best By" date 11-2-14.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, pale yellow, bits of sediment floating about, 1 finger head that quickly dissipated until just a ring of bubbles remained around glass, no lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: floral, citrus, yeast and bread.

TASTE: initially sweet, subtle lemon citrus, very mild hop profile, bread.

PALATE: medium body, medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an excellent wheat beer, I frequently order this beer with food, this style has broad appeal so you could serve to large number of guests and would be a "safe" choice. This is an excellent brewer and I can't wait to try more beers from them. (694 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz aluminum can poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Decent retention and lacing.

(S)- A lot of cardamon/clove-like spice in this. Tons of biscuity yeast and lemon rind.

(T)- Very light. Extremely crisp with biscuity yeast and lemon rind.

(M)- A nicely crisp and light carbonation level. It has the right type of flavors, just incredibly subtle in every way.

(O)- Its good; would be great on a hot day, just with the flavors were more pronounced. (514 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty basic wheat ale. Not going to blow your socks off, but you get the idea.

Would drink again if nothing else available. Probably wouldn't seek out. (153 characters)

Photo of brureview
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light lemon color in a mug with a 2F head which resolved itself within a few minutes.

The aroma is light lemon which became a predominantly malty aroma after the beer warms up.

The mouth feel is pleasantly carbonated which serves the style well.

Taste: lemon, some malt. A very crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall: one of the better brews in the style. Excellent summer beer. Crisp, easy drinking with
balance. (421 characters)

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got a six pack on the way home in bottles. This is a good beer. Not too sweet but not bitter either. I'm used to drinking tasteless light beers but this one is an all time favorite.

A-golden cloudy beer with a thick creamy head. Head lasts a few minutes.

S-smells good. Smells like the wheat fields of Kansas in the summer time. Pleasant smell.

T-the taste is great. No bitterness and semi-sweet. After taste is like those yeast rolls your grandma makes at thanksgiving.

Mouthfeel- good (490 characters)

Photo of bryanbullock
2.65/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

At at royals game, one tap wheat. First off I am not a wheat beer guy so this review will be lacking. Pours a golden haze as an Unfiltered beer should. Aroma of sweet fruit perhaps fig or apricot. Taste and mouthfeel are undesirable for me but in the realm of wheat beer in the higher levels of wheat beer. Good for the genre. (331 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled LAST NIGHT on 4/19/14, though had this one on tap many times before here and my first new beer when we first moved here back in the summer of 2010 when we moved here to Nebraska. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with a small white head that settles down to just to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some streaky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of wheat grains and yeast. The taste is the same with a hint of light spice as well. Clean and crisp and goes down easy. No harsh or bitterness at all. Great anytime of the year and one of my favorite wheats. (677 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a one finger white,fizzy head. Color is a hazy, golden yellow.

Aroma- Fruity sweetness and some dry wheat as well.

Taste-Fruity sweetness translates to the taste as well with orange and banana most present. Wheat adds to a dry finish.

Mouthfeel-Carbonated and fizzy on the tongue. Sugar sweetness gives this beer a sticky and somewhat unpleasant finish.

Overall this is a good beer, but an unpleasant finish and too much sweetness detract heavily. This is a step up from a beer like blue moon, but a step below or two from other craft wheat ales. (77/100) (578 characters)

Photo of Badger6
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Harpoon UFO hefeweizen glass.

A: Straw colored, hazy body. Some trub comes out at the end of the pour, suspends into the beer for the duration. White head, bubbly and recedes fast, with no lace.

S: The yeastiness abounds with a bread character to the aroma. The phenolic aroma of clove spiciness are laced through the yeast aromas.

T: Bready tastes up front, spiciness in the middle. A very clean finish. Toasty finish.

M: Light feel with a medium level of carbonation. Very easy on the palate. Not particularly sweet or bitter, and not dry or oily. Balanced feel, easy to drink.

O: Super balanced beer in all ways. Not super complex, and at 4.4% ABV this is session material. This is easily a go-to if you are in a rush and don't have time to mull options. If you are saving a pal from the watery American lager style, this is a good starter as well. Overall, Boulevard has produced another hit! (929 characters)

Photo of BeerWizard
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the aluminum pint bottle into a goblet. Watery, airy head quickly goes away leaving a fizzy bulb of cloudy, slightly grainy beer that resembles Thera Flu. Tangy, lemony aroma. Flavor is just not really there for me. I get some sweetness and some yeast and lemon, but overall this really hangs back. Mouthfeel is actually pretty satisfying; I feel like there's just some flavor there that I am not getting. I am a fan of hefeweizen in general but I'd handily take a Paulaner or White Rascal over this. This tastes like a fuller-bodied Blue Moon to me, but I wouldn't refuse one. This'd be great on a hot day or to take camping or boating. This would also probably greatly benefit from a lemon or orange wedge but I've already drank most of it so screw it. Decent, but there are a number of widely available wheats in the same price point that I would rather buy. (873 characters)

Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Pokal. White bubbly head, fades fast...little to no lacing. Stray in color...a milky yellow/gold...hazy sediment, clean...not chunky.

Yeasty, fresh bread on the nose with a hint of lemon grass.

Medium to high carbonation on the tongue. Grassy, sourdough bread, saltine crackers and lemon butter all up front. A creamy, bubbly mouth feel. A quick, clean finish, slightly bitter red apple peel. I'm left with a crusty piece of toast...dabbed with a touch of honey.

Decent, well balanced wheat. Not an overly complex beer but what it does...it does well. At 4.4 ABV this is an easy drinking session that would be perfect as an entry level wheat as well as a staple in most connoisseurs rotation...cheers! (732 characters)

Photo of NickT2121
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - very light golden color, almost like pineapple juice, very cloudy, a lot of bubbles in this one

S - I get a flavors citrus more lemon than anything with a doughy Bread Smell. I really enjoy this.

T - I get a strong but not overpowering wheat taste right off the bat then a doughy after taste, and lingering citrus flavors. Not to much going on but very good wheat beer.

M - a lot of carbonation in this brew mouthfeel is very thin and light quite refreshing.

O - overall I think the Unfiltered Wheat Beer from Boulevard Brewing Company is very good for a wheat beer. Simple but refreshing.

Enjoy (608 characters)

Photo of DrCDPriest
4.72/5  rDev +38%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

For those who love wheat beer and are not into the sharp bitterness of hops, this is a perfect beer for you.
A- For an unfiltered, bottle conditioned beer, this had a nice translucent golden color, no highly visible particles, much like a well done home brew. Pouring into a pint glass, I got about two fingers of head followed by a nice lacing.
S- You get the natural aroma like a slow cooked wheat bread, not a high alcohol smell, but it is there in the background.
T- Wow. But I do like a good wheat beer, served cold, poured from a bottle to a pint glass, it does have a layering of flavors, starts off clean and the natural wheat flavor comes through beautifully, followed by the slight taste of yeast at the backend, the light hop flavor is there as well, again, not sharp or bitter, very smooth blend of flavors.
M- Nice, clean, refreshing, and very satisfying. Tastes like a wheat beer should taste.

I love Lucky Bucket Wheat, enjoy some of the older brewery German wheat beer, but am leaning now toward Boulevard. (1,024 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/4/14 into a pint glass.
Appearance - yellow, hazy, with a thin white head. The sediment saves this one from a poor appearance score, though.
Smell - Meh, typical wheat ale.
Taste - it's good in a pinch, but one is plenty.
Feel - most wheat ales feel way too light, and this is no different.
Overall - good price point, so if you enjoy a wheat beer, this is worth a look. (416 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother and his friend for this one.

I get a finger of white head over a muted yellow body. Sediment and lots of bubbles are noticed.

Wheat and yeast are powerful in this one. Banana and lemony citrus compliment.

The wheat, yeast and hint of lemon all combine with a very nice sweetgrass note to make a full flavored experience that is quite enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Carbonation is prickly. The finish is slightly dry. (453 characters)

Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a lemony-yellow/light orange in color with a one finger white head with little retention. Definitely looks unfiltered as there is no translucency. Smell is pretty malt forward. Definitely sweet caramel and almost a little lemon in the smell. Taste is definitely some nice caramel malt with a little hint of Belgian yeast which I think is quite tasty. There is definitely a little banana/clove taste from the yeast that really works well. Not really much flavor from any hops which seems really appropriate for the style. The mouthfeel is thin as here isn't too much carbonation in the beer. Overall a fairly nice tasting beer. Not anything I would go out of my way for like some of the better Boulevard beers but it's not a bad beer. (743 characters)

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Looking tasty for sure! Dark shade of a lemony yellow. Very hazy. Head is very creamy looking. Looks like some lacing will stick around. Looks awesome!

S- Lemons. Bisculty. Grains. Light hop spice. There is also some Belgian type funkiness/earthiness here; it's sour in a way. I assume this is from the yeast.

T- Follows the nose almost exactly. Biscuty, grainy, with a light hop spice. Orange peel or some kind of orange zest taste was present. The lemon from the nose wasn't really there. There was also a mild sour taste at the end. Very tasty wheat beer.

M- Body is mild to medium. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Easy drinking. Finishes mildy sour. Not dry really. (672 characters)

Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.