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Unfiltered Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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533 Reviews
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Reviews: 533
Hads: 1,821
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 36
Gots: 313 | 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: 533 | Hads: 1,821
Photo of RandomExile
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: barely opaque, cloudy orange; scant head; spare, thready lacing, fades quickly
S: yeast and pineapple
T: malt, yeast, lemon and pineapple, slightly earthy
M: medium-bodied, but a bit thin given the unfiltered appearance
O: a decent "light" wheat beer. Not the one beer I'm looking for, but sessionable if I weren't looking for something more compelling.

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD (411 characters)

Photo of MrBoz21
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very cloudy pinapple yellow. Pours with big foamy head that settles quickly and leaves persistent ring. Bubbly with sediment in suspension.

Aroma: Light wheat with pinapple. Clean.

Taste: Light wheat with a bit of fruity sweet.

Mouthfeel: Dry tending towards moderate. Fizzy.

Overall: Wheat is up front, and is close enough to big american lager to serve as a good gateway for craft newbies. (408 characters)

Photo of KCbrews4lyfe
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very crisp and refreshing. A great brew for anytime, but mostly a summer beer. Classic standard wheat beer done right. It has a cloudy golden complexion, though you can still see through it. It's definitely on the malty side and has a pleasant aftertaste that is almost fruity or lemony, though excellently subtle. (314 characters)

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is one of my favorites. It pours a hazy color with a two finger head. Thw smell is a pretty standard beer smell. It's got a great flavor while still being very drinkable. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone who is trying to transition from a BMc background into craft beer. (292 characters)

Photo of Andrew041180
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very pale straw color. I expected it to be both a little darker and a little cloudier - still able to see through the glass quite easily. Very little lacing, visible carbonation.

S - Subtle, but nice. Predominately lemongrass with a little bit of bready malt.

T - Follows the nose. Lemongrass up front, with a hint of citrus, followed by a rounding light malt presence.

M - On the lighter side. The carbonation feels a little fizzy here. Very refreshing though!

O - My review would probably be different if I had this on an outdoor patio in June or July. Unfortunately I had it in a cool restaurant while watching playoff baseball on TV after dinner. Seems like it would be a nice summer beer for me. (716 characters)

Photo of enulcwww
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic wheat beer. Has a great cloudy look for a wheat and tastes incredibly fresh. Pours with a huge four finger head and has a great odor very easy drinking beer. Goes down very smooth leaves the palate feeling clean and leaves you wanting more. Not a great beer for the time of year but something I could enjoy a lot over the summer. (339 characters)

Photo of RobbieAshmore
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass.

A- Nice head. Pale yellow, straw colored, hazy. Noticeable carbonation.
S-Smells delicious, like rolls baking in a country kitchen.
T-Taste does not quite live up to the smell, which was great. Not bad, but nothing to really brag on, just sort of bland, with a pleasant after-taste.
M-Sort of thin, a little dry.
O- This is an OK beer....not really good, certainly not bad. Nothing really pops on this one. Probably the biggest drawback is I was drinking Ayinger BrauWeiss last night and compared to that this is swill. But compared to say....Bud light this would be great, if that makes any sense. Not my favorite from Boulevard. (671 characters)

Photo of Cyrion
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass in September 2013. Date is best by 12/15/2013.

Appearance: Light gold, quite hazy, with an appealing 3" head. Rugged looking suds that recede very slowly.

Aroma: Sweet wheat, but little else. Certainly no citric fruits as reported by other tasters.

Taste: A mellow wheat flavor, much in line with the aroma. A slight bitterness on the back of the tongue. Sourdough presents itself after a few moments and gives a little backbone to the beer.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, I'm getting a definite carbonation sting. Almost to the point of putting me off the beer, the carbonation is practically a flavor in itself.

Overall: A mellow, unambitious wheat, there's no mistaking this for a hefeweizen. It's your basic no-frills American wheat. There are better options. (797 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best by date of May 25th, 2012; Sampled April 2012
A steady pour into my small wine goblet produces an initially one-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that subsides fairly quickly. The beer is a lightly hazed, pale gold color that shows more of the same, with a sheen, when held up to the light. The aroma smells a bit grassy and herbal up front, but has a sweet malt / grain character to it in the middle that is almost honey like in a beer sort of manner. Perhaps a touch of apple like fruitiness, but really the touch of fruit is more non-descript than anything specific.

Sweet tasting with a hint of bitterness. The finish is quite smooth due to the lack of hop character and has a sort of sweet, white bread crumb like flavor to it. Flavor of apple or perhaps melon add to the sweet perception in what might have been a dry beer if it had more balancing hoppiness (but that was clearly what was not the intent here). Quite light bodied, though I wouldn’t call it watery at all, this is accentuated by a touch of lemon zest citrus character that subtly infuses the flavor. The malt provides a hint of an astringent, or grainy bite to the finish.

A pretty standard, clean, American Wheat beer. Suits in a pinch, or ice cold on a hot summer’s day, but mostly something that I don’t found overly interesting. (1,326 characters)

Photo of ZS881107
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a mason jar with a 1 inch bone white head. Let sit aside for a bit to warm up while I did some dishes. The head dissipated very little in that time. Color is a beautiful golden straw with haziness. Very little lacing.

S: Smells like a wheat. Malty and wheaty. Nothing too special but it is a great example of a typical wheat.

T: Somewhat dry and crisp. Has a very slight sweet aftertaste, with a good wheat flavor. Almost a bit of a nutty flavor that lingers.

M: Clean and crisp with a decent amount of carbonation.

O: Overall I like this beer and it would be a great beer for enjoying during the summer on a boat. (633 characters)

Photo of Pyramid_Head
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Boulevard Wheat Ale can best be described as a faux-hefeweizen. While it does have a nice wheat flavor and mouth feel, it somehow feels lacking compared to other wheat beers that i've tried. It's somewhat bland, but by no stretch of the imagination bad. Wheat beers like this are good companions to spicy food, while it's not for me i imagine that under the right circumstances this or the Schlafly Hefeweizen could be a religious experience to a Missouri beer drinker with a tongue for unfiltered wheat beers who only previously drank piss water like Bud or Natty Light. Give it a try if you've been drinking nothing but lagers. (633 characters)

Photo of scratch69
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Cloudy yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Wheat grain and dough-like aromas with a hint of lemon zest.

Taste- Similar to the nose with a bit more lemon and some yeast.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not bad , but not my favorite from Boulevard (Boss Tom's Golden Bock is their best in my opinion.) (427 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a hazy and cloudy yellow-orange color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly, leaving a small ring of lace. Not as much head as expected of the style

S- wheaty and earthy with some toasted grainy malt, faint lemon zest with some fruity esters, overall very light aroma

T- lightly toasted malt mixes with some earthy notes, faint lemon with some fruity esters with just a bit of yeasty earth on the finish

M- light-medium body with high carbonation, typical of the style. Foamy mouthfeel leads to a crisp and biting dry finish

O- this is a straight up, simple and unoffensive wheat ale that would appeal nicely to non craft drinkers, but is pretty light overall. Not bad for a hot summer day but not something I would go back to elsewhere (766 characters)

Photo of MistahBeah
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw colored yellow. Foamy white head - about a finger - with little retention. Lots of carbonation. Good amount of sediment throughout

Smells of citrus, doughy bread, and wheat

Tastes like citrus with that signature wheat twang. There is also a very distinct flavor of green apple (particularly the skin). The aftertaste is lemony and slightly tart that lingers

Feels clean and super crisp. Pretty refreshing

Overall exactly what it promised to be. Slightly more tart than expected but not unpleasant. If you're a fan of the style check it out. If you don't particularly like wheat beers this won't change your mind (634 characters)

Photo of tubeyes
2.86/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A Hazy yellow, some white head, some poor lace
S Yeasty citrus, piney woolands
T Yeasty citus offness
M Very drinkable, mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, citrusy aftertaste
O Goes down very nicely but overall unimpressive. Had in nonic pint glass on my recliner (262 characters)

Photo of rtrasr
4.26/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Starts like liquid bread and smells as such then later lemony citrusy flavors kick in. Just a small hop presence but still well balanced. I think a small squeeze of lemon really enhances the flavor. A refreshing brew for summer and all other seasons. (250 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered Wheat pours a hazy golden straw color, with a large long lasting white lacing head. Their really isn't much of an aroma, very weak citrus notes. The taste is more mellow flavor, with nice hints of citrus, and a creamy wheat undertone, very crisp. Very easy to drink, and flavorful. Overall a nice wheat beer. (319 characters)

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light straw colored body with a substantial crisp-white head that sits three fingers tall and carries that signature "wheat beer" consistency. Little floaties dance around in the highly carbonated body. Head dies down after a long several minutes. Not much lacing...basically, not going to be very hoppy.

The aroma is fairly clean with predominant aromas of yeasty, bready dough, fresh grain cereal, and subtle grassy hops. Judging from the aroma, this is more in line with the American Wheat Beer category, and less likely to be in the Hefeweizen range.

Flavor mimics the aroma. Fairly clean, light bodied. Wheat, slight honeyish finish, baked bread in the exhale, and only the lightest touch of hops in the finish for a balancing effect. Very good for this style. Carbonation is active, robust, and spritzy.

An excellent example of this great summer-perfect beer style. Clean and wheaty. Not the most exciting beer in the world, but a good summer beer or a nice light beer alternative. Highly recommend. (1,014 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured half the bottle and got a clear straw yellow color, swirled the bottle and poured the rest.... Now we are a cloudy straw yellow color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with spotty lacing.

S: Lots wheat with a good amount of lemon and yeast.

T: First thing I'm getting is a lot of wheat followed quickly by a tart lemon flavor and a little bready yeast.

M: Mild carbonation, light bodied, very clean and easy to drink.

O: Good ABV, nice flavor, easy to drink wheat beer. Not a bad little beer. (572 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with a best by date of 05/02/2013, so I'm a little late but nothing to cry over. My fourth beer from the Boulevard sampler twelve pack.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of fluffy white froth that dies out quickly. Body is a pale cloudy lemon yellow color with plenty of bubbles streaming to the top, and lots of dark and light sediment floating around the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of faint lemon rind & earthy grains / corn. Wheat smell is prominent. Not a powerful aroma, but it tells the tale.

T - Light bodied, crisp, & refreshing. A pretty bland beer with little action happening, but a sufficient thirst quencher with earthy grains & touch of citrus.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, & dry. An easy drinking beer.

Overall, nothing overly complex or amazing, but a nice refreshing beer on a hot summer day. Compared to some of the other beers I've had from the Boulevard variety pack, this is probably their blandest, least interesting beer, yet still highly drinkable with a low 4.40% abv. Definitely a beer you could throw back in the summer months.

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer ---4/5 (1,155 characters)

Photo of swellcat
1.84/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pale, cloudy, yellow . . . orange-hued toward bottom of mug. On pour, two-finger head that dissipated very quickly.

Smell - Faint, minimal - hint of yeast in the just-opened bottle

Taste - Bitter beyond the 14 IBU would suggest. Water, orange peel (with pith) . . . metallic(?) finish.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated, per the style, light and watery

Overall - Cowtown v. Cowtown: even 550 miles from Kansas City, this is, interestingly, the cheapest non-AAL in a Fort Worth liquor store. (One would think Rahr could slip something competitive in there.) Unfortunately, this is no bargain; disappointing—would not buy again. (641 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a cloudy pale yellow. a two finger white head with very strong retention and a good solid lacing that doesn't go away. super cloudy and hazy, almost a whitish cloudiness.

Smell: slightly sweet and musty wheat. some light hopping. maybe some citrus.

Taste: opens with a light amount of wheat. comes off partially sweet and pretty musty. hops are very light with floral to citrus taste.

Mouthfeel: light, refreshing, ever so slight sweetness.

Overall: This is a pleasant drinking light beer. not super big or flavorful but certainly pleasant and within the style. certainly easy to drink large amounts on a hot summer day. (642 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy bright pale yellow. Carbonated with a two finger head.

S-Wheat, lemon, citrus, slightly off metallic note, no hops.

T-Some metallic note is still there. Good deal of wheat, citrus, clove and banana, slight grass.

M-Light, watery and not much carbonation.

O-A boring bland beer. Would not consider it a Pale Wheat Ale as it lacks any hop presence. (359 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours yellow into the glass with a bit of head that disappates quickly. No lacing present and the head has completely disappeared during consumption. Nice unfiltered look. As expected wheat on the nose with not much else going on. Flavor is good - again wheat dominating with a hint of citrus. Clean drinking. (309 characters)

Photo of Smurf2055
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into my Duvel Tulip.

Pours golden and hazy with about a finger of head.

Aroma was sweet and bland. There were a few things going on, I just couldn’t really pick them up enough to put my finger on them.

Taste had lighter fruits, banana and pear.

Palate was fairly carbonated and smooth.

Nothing special, but not un-enjoyable by any means (367 characters)

Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.