Unfiltered Wheat
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #412
Ranked #44,352
3.55 | pDev: 14.65%
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
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: 597 | Ratings: 2,123 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of robed
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
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

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Photo of defunksta
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clouded and sediment-like light to medium golden color with a zesty and crisp white head that fades. (3.75)
Aroma: Mild aroma. Aromas of gritty grains, corn, and slight lemon citrus. Not unlike a pilsner. Maybe some honey and slight Belgian spice underneath. Sort of a lemon dish soap aroma from the combination of lemon and grains. Lacks much aroma (3.25).
Flavor: Flavor follows the nose. Very mild. A light lemon citrus upfront that turns into a gritty grain profile. Some sweet corn adjunct. Finishes dry. Lacking in taste as well (3.25)
Feel: Very crisp and light bodied. Carbonation is medium, but a lot for the lighter body. Carbonation finishes it dry. No residual bitterness or sweetness. (3.75 = Average)

Overall (3.5): 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 not taste your beer. I remember growing up with this beer that I always preferred a Blue Moon to this one as it has so much more flavor. It's somewhat sad when a Blue Moon blows it out of the water. Of course, I guess I'm not surprised then that it's the best-selling craft beer in the midwest. Admittedly, I'd prefer it to a macro light lager. But it's really mild and this is craft beer. I prefer more to my beer. (Final Rating: 3.38 Below Average)

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Photo of Nass
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
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

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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Photo of MattDecker
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
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

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of tp1962
4.78/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

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Photo of JimKal
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of SB2017
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of mngermanshepherd
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz bottle into glass. Best By Date stamped on bottle is '02APR2018'.
Cloudy, pale straw colored body. Two finger white head settles to medium cap. Just a few spots of lacing.
Wheat and biscuit aromas.
Taste is a little sweet, with wheat, grassy, and bready aspects. Slight spicy hops at the end. Minimal after taste.
Easy, clean, pass through mouth feel. Refreshing.
Could be an alternative to macro, but the cloudy appearance may be off putting to some. Easy drinking beer, and good for pairing with lots of food choices.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought one of these to sample. First thing I notice is a very strong wheat smell from the bottle. Mouthful is start to finish wheat taste with grass, and lemon. Feel is very light, almost watery in the beginning, but the wheat taste kicks in and it finishes clean with a small aftertaste that does not linger. Beer has medium carbonation and is refreshing.

This is another good beer from Boulevard, and is a perfect beer to have in the summertime, Much more taste than the macro lagers, but with the same light feel, in fact macro drinkers should at least try one of these and would probably enjoy it thoroughly. Recommended.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy pale gold. Foamy, medium, Whitehead that Fades fast.

Smells wheat, grassy, Citrus, pale malt hints

Taste wheat, lemon, grassy and light lager taste. Finish is dry with a wheat linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of djlovell
4.65/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If anyone tries to say anything but glowing remarks about this flawless liquid, I shall condemn them and their descendants to an eternity of Natural Light and misfortune; it's that good. I don't know what these reviews mentioning a bad aftertaste are talking about. I am blessed to be from a city with such good beer...nothing will compare.

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Photo of superwho24
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: straw, bright white head
Smell: bread, banana, ginger
Taste: malt, wheat, ginger

Pleasant after taste. Pairs well with large crunchy sourdough pretzels

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is hazy gold, head is brighter white and presents about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to solid top, some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is pleasant. light wheat and biscuit, some toast.

Taste is light wheat, some biscuit, toast, mild hops with a neutral/grassy flavor.

Mouthfeel is light sweetness, moderate carbonation.

Overall a good, pleasant tasting, simple wheat beer.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber, moderate white head. Served with lemon, wheaty aroma. Wheat & citrus zest flavor. Citrus & carbonation make for good feel. Consumed in Kansas City of course.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a tulip nonic. Pours a pale, straw gold with a translucent clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head that sizzles and pops and disperses into a band around the edges and a sizzling slick across the surface. Nose is pretty nondescript - some light fruity esters and a grassy quality. Taste consistent with nose - pretty bland. A hint of sweetness comes out at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a slight dryness to the finish. All and all - meh. The mouthfeel and appearance are quite nice but there's not much going on with this beer. At least it's not off-putting but it's mediocre at best.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. There’s a slightly clear straw yellow colored body, decent amount of carbonation was seen rising, one finger white foamy head that died within 20 seconds, super light spotty lacing that slid into the body. The smell had wheat combined with lemon and orange, slightly sweet and a bit yeasty underneath. The taste was mainly sweet and yeasty with a secondary citrus back up, slight citrus aftertaste and a dry finish. The palate was light, sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth for the style and for me. Overall, I say this is a pretty good American Pale Wheat ale that I would have again.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy, golden yellow, with a decent white head.
S: Just wheat and maybe lemons.
T: Taste follows the nose.
M: Light bodied and sessionable.
O: A decent, light and citrusy wheat ale just in time for the summer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, fresh and delicious, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a hazy, unfiltered and cloudy straw yellow body, one finger white head, plenty of retention and no lacing. Smells of wheat, light grain, citrus, straw, mineral, yeast. Slightly lagery, although there is a touch of banana. Flavour is a nice citrus zest, wheat, more banana on the backend than on the nose, with a mineral-forward finish. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, good carbonation, rich and leaves a nice mineral banana finish. A tasty, solid year round beer. It's not a hefe and it is not a pale ale, but it is very solid on its own.

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 2123 ratings