80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.84/5 rDev -2%
Poured a cloudy light yellow with good fizzy head that dies slow with little head retention. I pick up mostly typical yeast and orangey, citric notes with minimal spice and not much else (no large amounts of hops or sweet malts). Taste/mouthfeel seem to be opposite of nose as I get a smooth, filling body (yeast) that is citric hop laden and has some sweet malts and not much in terms of spice or sharp citric notes one might associate with a wheat ale. It is balance and easy to drink and enjoyable, so overall I have to say this experiment worked.
09-23-2013 21:13:33 | More by clayrock81
3.81/5 rDev -2.8%
Hazy light straw yellow colored. An inch of foam caps the top of this beer. Aroma of wheat and faint grapefruit like hops greets me. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. The front of the palate is grapefruit like hops. I would describe this as a session IPA with wheat. Light, crisp, and refreshing.
09-22-2013 04:35:46 | More by Franziskaner
3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a really nice hazy yellow gold color, nice big fluffy two finger head thick lacing.
S - Wonderful aroma! Definitely some big grassy tones, some pinapple, a little mango, very floral, some nice fresh wheat traits as well.
T - Taste is great at first, big sweet juicy fruit, that mango and pineapple really come out with some floral bite mixed with a nice wheat right in the middle then it fades fast on the end, leaving it feeling a little watery.
M - Crisp and sweet at first then watery on the end.
O - Excellent hopped up wheat, loved the aroma, nice use of hops to create a fresh and balanced flavor.
09-21-2013 23:08:56 | More by Omnium
3.81/5 rDev -2.8%
I poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Hazy yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of clingy lacing.
Smell- Wheat grain, grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus.
Taste- Wheat malt flavor with mellow citrus flavor. Light tangy hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an an average amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
Overall- An interesting beer, that has just enough hop character to be enjoyable but not overpowering. While I am not a fan of "hoppy" beers, I rather enjoyed this one.
09-21-2013 20:19:39 | More by scratch69
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
Poures from bottle into pint glass. Cloudy straw color with fluffy white head. Nice piney hop and wheat aromas. Some citrus notes.
Taste is grassy and citrus lemon hops with a nice wheaty backbone. A little thin but overall a great refreshing brew. I like oberon a bit more when comparing the style.
09-19-2013 23:21:15 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
I've had this both on tap and in bottle, and as one would expect, I liked the draft version better. Extremely drinkable and pretty nice mouthfeel. A bit mild in flavors, not a lot of banana, but still reasonably enjoyable. Comes up a bit short from Boulevard's other offerings.
09-16-2013 00:36:30 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.61/5 rDev -7.9%
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Lemon juice hue with tons of haze and barely any head and a tiny spittle of lacing.
S: Super hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine aromas, some floral notes as well, and a lot of tanginess.
T: The flavor is very citric with the grapefruit and lemon flavors being a bit overpowering and not balanced with any other flavors. I don't taste any of the floral or other more complex hops notes. The malt component is pretty bland. It is undoubtedly drinkable but one-dimensional. There is no yeast element in the flavor and the bitterness is low. A little more malt sweetness would help with the hops charge -- or just less hops.
M: Thin but it's supposed to be, but even this is less substantitve in body than I would like. THe carbonation seemed off as the beer drank like water, and not in a good way.
O: Not a big fan and tastes like it could use some revisions -- reminds me of a so-so homebrew version of Gumballhead -- no nuance or complexity, just hits you over the head with a couple of of hops flavors without much else.
09-14-2013 02:49:17 | More by argock
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.