Unfiltered Wheat
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #431
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
81
Ranked #46,337
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 14.61%
Reviews:
608
Ratings:
2,153
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 608 | Ratings: 2,153 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, translucent straw color with a small fluffy white head. Decent retention.
Aromas of lemon and hay.
Notes of fluffy wheat, dough, maybe a hint of banana, and lots of juicy lemon with a crisp and dry finish. Superbly drinkable and refreshing!

Jul 13, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L- Pale 95% opaque dull orange color with a few layers of haze in this cloudy beer. Soft beige tinged foamy 3 F head fades quickly leaving scan remnants of lace.

N-Some light yeast or wheat notes if I struggle to define what little aroma there is.

T-Dry, non-descript beer with nary a hint of wheat fruitiness or malty smoothness. Tastes like all the fermentable sugar is gone. No real yeast taste either, this is quite strange. Maybe a hint of orange sourness is all I get.

M- Medium body, heavier carbonation, not cloying

O- I am a bit perplexed, to me this beer has no character or real flavor. If you are looking for characteristic wheatiness I am afraid you might be in for a let down. This beer was a real let down for me. I'll stick with the sixth glass as my go to Boulevard offering.

May 08, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Shared 355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. No ABV mentioned on the label. Sand coloured beer, moderate white head. Moderate wheaty aroma, just a hint of banana and cloves. Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. The flavour has distinct notes of cloves, hints of banana and bubble gum. Not too sweet. Drinkable, but the Germans do it better.

Apr 04, 2021
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Mdog from Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy gold, good head.

Smell: Yeasty, lemon note.

Taste: Mild breadiness, yeast, mild lemon and citrus in the finish.

Overall: When I lived in Missouri I used to drink tons of this as it was basically the only "microbrew" around. It's a decent step up from the Bud Lights of the world, a little different flavor, and at the time was supporting a local business. Now, it's part of a big company but the beer is still decent.

Apr 04, 2021
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Kwalk from Kansas

4.71/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy amber - not surprising for an unfiltered wheat. This is one of my all time favorites and the beer against which I judge the category. Lemony aroma at the pour. Balanced flavors and no odd aftertastes. Carbonation is spot on. This is a good, enjoyable beer and a staple of my fridge.

Jan 01, 2021
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pdwatson from Texas

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is probably my all time favorite American wheat beer. While it's described as unfiltered, it really pours quite clear with a clean, crisp head that evaporates relatively fast. Lemon and banana scents tickle the nose, and the citrusy base infuses the palate. Very refreshing on a hot summer day...probably one of the easiest beers to drink. While I love a cold Paulaner, the Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is nothing like a German hefeweizen. The wheat and citrus flavors are much more subtle. It's in a category of its own. If you like a beer that quenches your thirst, this is it.

Nov 19, 2020
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can with a smudged date on the bottom, presumably a 'drink before' warning

Looks great, little head but so unfiltered it's like a yellow cloud. Smells creamy; there's some lemon hops and a little soap. Drinks down very easily, even after it has warmed up a bit. Mild, but distinctly American with the hop forward flavor. But everything here is balanced, and there are no off-flavors

A classic, I've been drinking this on and off for ten years

May 21, 2020
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puck1225 from Texas

3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a memorable beer- kinda boring.

Bought a can at a local supermarket. Poured into a shaker pint. Hazy yellow, brief head, no lacing. Decent lemony, slightly grassy smell. Pedestrian bready taste. Not one to repeat.

May 11, 2020
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Muir44

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste has a strong wheat flavor. Very drinkable beer with a mild hops taste. It has a hint of citrus at the end. If you like wheat beer this is a solid choice.

Mar 15, 2020
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on Tap from a 16oz Pint glass: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is a bright Hazy Golden/Yellow color with a foamy white 1-2 finger head that quickly vanishes. Minimal to no lacing and a moderate amount of carbonation. This beer is simply tasty, easy drinking and refreshing; with notes of wheaty-lemon citrus, corn, and malt, the nose really follows the taste. Having enjoyed this beer in a bottle, a can, and on draft, I'd have to say this beer is best enjoyed on draft, which allows for the beer's most accurate taste and presentation. Overall, I'd have to give this beer a biased 5/5 and reccomend that anyone try it that's given the opportunity since it's a popular favorite amoung BLVD Brewing Co and KC Locals.

Mar 12, 2020
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of white head. No lace.
Smell is sweet bready and an herbal hop note.
Taste is sweet bready malts and a kiss of herbal hops.
Mouthfeel Is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is mildly dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty and easy drinking beer. Best by Date 19 Apr 2020.

Mar 05, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tall tap glass.

Pours cloudy straw-gold with a fine foamy head and decent lacing.

Aromas of wheat, yeast, lemon, and grass.

The flavors follow the nose with a bit more ester. Lemon flavors on the tip of the tongue, with a bit of banana ester. Yeast and fruity wheat round the brew into form in midstream. The brew finishes with a bit of a sour note.

The brew has a nice medium-light feel with good carbonation and a crisp finish. Very drinkable.

I have had this brew many times, but not for a long time. It isn't terrible, but it isn't exactly good either. A very macro-like effort.

Oct 13, 2019
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mactrail from Washington

3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Some haze on the yellow-amber brew, with a modest puff of foam in the tall IPA glass. Aroma is grain and wheat cereal. Slight lemony flavor. Clean and crisp. Watery body. Biscuity malt taste. Barely a perception of bitterness, but there's a touch for balance. This would be quite drinkable, though I might prefer a light lager for being more refreshing. From the 12 oz can purchased in the far Northwest.

Aug 20, 2019
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robed from California

4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm probably biased but lived in Kansas City for two years. This is an excellent bear, and one of the few things I miss about the place. I returned recently and had one at the airport upon arrival, it's that good

Jul 15, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clouded and sediment-like light to medium golden color with a zesty and crisp white head that fades. (4.25)

Aroma: Mild aroma. Aromas of sour lemon upfront. Then hints of lemongrass and flower. Not unlike a pilsner. Maybe some honey and slight Belgian spice underneath. Sort of a lemon dish soap aroma from the combination of lemon citrus and grains. (3.25).

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose. Very mild. A light lemon citrus upfront that turns into a gritty grain profile. Hints of Belgian spices. Finishes dry but also tart from the lemon. (3.75)

Feel: Very crisp and lighter bodied. Carbonation is medium, but the wheat gives it a larger body. Carbonation finishes it dry. Minimal residual bitterness or sweetness. (4.00)

Compared to Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat 6/30/20: Pours a similar color, but much more cloudy. More sour lemon and dry wheat. More tart with a bitter wheat bite on the end. Less milky and sweet. Also less pineapple and orange spice.

Compared to Summit Keller Pils 5/2/21: Pours a hazier color. Milder aromas. Slightly more lemon citrus. Less lemonflower and yeast. Smoother and less bitter yeast. Winner: Keller Pils

Compared to Boulevard Wheat 100 5/16/21: Pours slightly darker. More wheat, bread, yeast and a fuller, sweeter body. Similar flavors though.

Overall: This is an extremely light drinking wheat. It is the light beer of a pale wheat style. Like light macro-lagers, it is great and popular for the hot weather when you want to crush something that's cold and easy-drinking. I remember growing up with this beer that I always preferred a Blue Moon to this one. Nevertheless it's a lemon drinking beer that is unfiltered and goes down nicely. Possibly hints of Belgian spices.
They caved and added the word "Hazy" to the beer in recent years. No, it's just the Original Boulevard Wheat. Plus, how does this beer not have a picture uploaded yet? (Final Rating: 3.75)

Jun 30, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is a best by date on the bottom of the can. The pour is light yellow. The aroma is of citrus & wheat & the taste is the same. In addition to, on the taste i'm getting a little bit of banana in there as well. This beer is not as good as some well made German Hefeweizens that I've had but it's not a bad wheat beer at all. Cheers! B

May 28, 2019
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Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: No head, hazy yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Wheat, mild lemon, mild bready yeast, a note of orange,.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, balanced upfront and finish.

May 19, 2019
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MattDecker from Texas

3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: hazy brown orange
Smell: wheat, citrus, orange/grapefruit
Taste: tastes like wheat beer haha has additional flavors of citrus, grapefruit, little pithe/hop to it
Feel: just below medium body for me
Overall: a good plain ole wheat beer that adds some hazy citrus - so I guess a slightly more interesting take on a plain ole wheat. Easy drinker. Not sure I'd get again - not due to any fault - but I'm not sure I'd ever be craving "a slight different plain old wheat beer". But by no mean am upset having tried it

May 15, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow gold with a 1/2" white head. Head falls to a cap and hangs there. No lace.
Yeasty nose with notes of spice, fruit and some lemon. Floral perfume. Big wheat aroma.
Subdued flavor in relation to the aroma that pops a little more. Wheat obviously dominant, subtle spice and little else.
Medium body, soft, unfiltered raw mouthfeel. Short finish. Dry.
Decent American wheat beer.

Mar 31, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mildly hazy, peach-colored yellow body supporting a thick, frothy head. Aroma of slightly overripe fruit; some dull orange. Watery cereal grain taste; some citrus zing and low-key hop bitterness. Medium body; a bit of tingle on the palate; a slight dryness overall.

There is not much to make of this beer other than there is little distinctive flavor or sensory appeal.

Jan 13, 2019
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tp1962 from Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer. I purchased a couple bottles in a pick six assortment.
Light and crisp. Good flavor. Well done!
Will purchase again and be looking for it now.

Oct 11, 2018
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JimKal from North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do like wheat beers, particularly in warmer weather. This one pours a hazy yellow with a nice head that leaves quickly leaving virtually no lacing. Taste is mild and would pair well with almost any food. Medium mouthfeel. I think there are better examples of this style. Probably will not repeat purchase this one.

Aug 16, 2018
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SB2017 from Iowa

3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

WHERE IS THE FLAVOR???? It's dirty, it's lemony, and there's just the slightest hint of malt if you really go searching for it. The beer smells and looks fine, and it's incredibly easy to drink, but the lack of flavor is completely at odds with the branding and the appearance.

Jul 09, 2018
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium carbonation, very slight aroma. Carbonation somewhat overrides taste, but not bad. Have had better, will most likely not try again as there are better wheat options out there.

Jun 09, 2018
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Hackattack from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not my favorite from Boulevard Brewing Co. It IS good but not their best offering. If you want a richer wheat beer...try Bells' Oberon or 3 Floyd's Gumballhead.

Mar 31, 2018
Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 2153 ratings