Unfiltered Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Reviews: 570 | Ratings: 1,991
Photo of bencharles
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hands down, the best wheat beer out there in america. it's bright yellow, crisp, tasty, smooth, never lets you down - easy to drink all night -

simply a fantastic beer.

perfect for a BBQ, party, sox vs. royals game night @ friend's apartment, or just after a tough day at the office...

this is the BEST WHEAT BEER.
nothing more to say. if you like wheat beer, you NEED to find and consume this beer.

you can trust me ;)


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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
5/5  rDev +44.9%
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

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Photo of LuminousEther
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boulevard wheat served draft is one of the finest beers around. In a bottle it's still satisfying, but it needs to be tried draft to appreciate the flavor. It is the perfect drink to accompany a plate of Kansas City barbeque. Unfortunately, they don't ship it beyond the midwest.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.97/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really love this beer. Let me walk you through why:

Serving Type: Bottle usually, here lately I have been pouring it into a glass, swirling the bottom of the bottle around then pouring the rest in. Much better than way.

Smell: A sweeter smell than most Wheat Beer, you can smell the wheat.

Taste: Very tasty, with sweet overtones from the wheat, followed by a kick of hops. Very drinkable, not bitter at all. Some may desire more bitterness in their beer, but for me, I like this so much better than say a real hoppy beer like Sierra Nevada's Wet Hop Ale.

Mouthfeel: Not much to say here, it's very full and thick. I love it.

Drinkability: Try some yourself...

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Photo of CAMyers
4.85/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. I love the weight of the beer and the murky color. It has lighter notes but not so much that you think of it as it fruity beer. Though some with serve this with a citrus slice, the sunniness of this beer allows it to stand alone. Best when served in a glass (as most beers are), but very manageable in a bottle.

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Photo of BeermanGREEK
4.83/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look: Very cloudy rich color
Smell: You get exactly what's advertised: Unfiltered wheat with a slight citrus tone
Taste: WHEAT...very subtle citrus notes but the wheat takes center stage
Feel: Very smooth silky feel...finishes smooth with warmth and richness of wheat.
This is currently my favorite beer. A fully satisfying session beer in which every swig is treasured.

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Photo of asten77
4.8/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is far and away one of my favorite beers. It's amazingly refreshing (especially after 18 holes of golf on a hot day). It's crisp but not overpowering, slightly fizzy - just enough to give it a kick. But most of all, it's just an easy beer to drink.

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Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice wheat spice and fruit aroma Appearance- A murky dark yellow color with a thick white head Taste- Excellent flavor, great wheat flavor with a good mixture of spices palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation that has a nice dry finish. Overall- I really love this beer, if you can find it I recommend it.

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Photo of DrCDPriest
4.72/5  rDev +36.8%
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.

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Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.68/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think this wheat deserves a little higher rating than what it has, but hey, everbody's different. I think most people rate wheat beers pretty low, expecting to get a Belgian or IPA. This wheat, like many others has very light flavors.

A: Very murky unfiltered wheat. Looks like wheat has been thrown into the glass.

S: Citrusy.

T: Just as good as some popular wheats like Pyramid and Pal. Great with a lemon. I know many frown on this but it works here. Very citrusy and grainy tasting. Probably the best after being out in the heat and having some evening beer.

M: Lots of bubbles from the carbonation. In between light and meium in body and feel.

D: Stellar. So refreshing. You could just suck these down like a bud light or something if you chose to.

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Photo of discjunky
4.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best on tap. It losses something when it is in the bottle. I would also stay away from the lemon they try to put on the side. It is only in a few mid west states, mostly Kansas and Missouri. If you find your self there most restaurants have it on tap.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.52/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from home kegerator. Pours to a thick white head that falls to a thin layer with some lacing. Cloudy whitish yellow color. Aroma is slightly fruity and grainy. Flavor is a delicate balance of crispy, crackery, tangy wheat, yeast esters, malt sweetness and very slightly detectable balancing hop bitterness and flavor. A delicate flavor that exhibits sweetness but does not cloy and bitterness that does not linger. Light refreshing mouthfeel and absolutely drinkable. A totally exceptional "session-able" wheat ale for all occasions.

Tip: this beer is an excellent choice to pair with fish and seafood dishes, especially those with lemon-butter sauces it really complements the food and the food brings out the flavor in the beer in a big way. Also good with pesto and Alfredo pasta dishes as well.

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Photo of Jacobpaul81
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Boulevard Wheat is a Kansas/Missouri standard, on draft at many bars and restaurants in the region.

Appearance 4.5
Boulevard Wheat pours a cloudy golden color. It will be far cloudier from the bottle than from draft due to added yeasts in the bottle. You really need to swirl the bottle before pouring. This beer has a fantastic head and great lacing.

Aroma 4.0
The Aroma is very crisp with strong scents of lemon and wheat.

Taste 4.5
Very crisp. Yeasty when poured from the bottle. Little less-so from tap. Lemon flavor sits on the tongue.

Mouthfeel 4.5
Exactly what you expect from a Unfiltered wheat beer. Very crisp in the mouth. Lemon adds some bite that sits on the tongue.

Drinkability 5
A very solid Session Beer. Low alcohol content with nice lemony wheat flavor, excellent for pounding a few back in the summer or with your buddies during a sports game. Lemon Bitterness pairs well with the spicy BBQ sauces and sweet Pizza sauces associated with the Kansas City/St. Louis region.

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Photo of afausser
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy pretty color that reminds me of crystallized ginger. Very little head and almost no lacing, but there is a tiny ring of fine, consistent bubbles around the edge of the glass. When held to the light it's a translucent and very pale glowing yellow, and the sediment at the bottom of the glass is really very obvious. Very pretty.

At first smell, smells a bit like honey nut cheerios--so definitely honey, nut, wheat are dominant and a light lemon and orange zest in the undertone. Really unique and really great mix of malt and grain notes.

Light and delicious--in fact, much lighter than the smell. Light malt notes, but not too sweet--and just a hint of citrus zest. A great light unfiltered wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is absolutely perfect. Crisp, but not too in your face--tiny but numerous bubbles bring just enough lift to the brew to be absolutely refreshing. Reminiscent of seltzer water.

Extremely drinkable--could have these on the porch for hours on a hot and sticky day. Extremely impressed with Boulevard for making a great but light craft brew.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Such a good hefeweizen. This is probably the most crisp hefeweizen I can remember drinking. It feels full upon sipping it, not hollow like so many other hefes that seem to be missing something substantial. It's very clear, too, and just tastes like something you'd want to keep drinking.

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Photo of Chickenshack
4.41/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being from Kansas City, this is the beer that got me loving beer. A great example of the American pale wheat ale style- I can't get it out where I am now but unless nostalgia is blurring my memory it is up there with Anchor Summer Wheat and Odell Easy Street Wheat. Cloudy appearance, thick yeasty head, bready wheat cracker taste with crisp citrusy finish, great carbonation due to unfiltered yeast bottle conditioning, eminently refreshing in hot humid Kansas City summers washing down that barbecue. One of my favorites.

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Photo of stumac
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think it's funny how this site has changed it's rating system like 4 or 5 times in the last year. Anyways, this beer is solid. Wouldn't expect anything less from this great brewery

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Photo of beernut7
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This impressive brew comes out with a light cloudy bright yellow color with thick foamy white head giving off a HUGE tangy ester yeast aroma. The body is quite light, but I am happy to say the flavor is quite heavy with a prominent tangy yeast and malt character. Very clean finish rounds off a very tasty beer.

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Photo of bsonk
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer. A: hazy golden. S: wheaty. T: tart and refreshing citrusy hops Plus wheat. M: refreshing. O: a good beer. 4.35/5.

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Photo of wnh
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a thick, cloudy orange-ish yellow. Two fingers of foamy white head that sticks around, with a fair amount of lacing.

Nose is bright lemon-y citrus and bready malt. Simple and clean. Flavors of wheat up front, followed by that bright lemon/citrus with an accompanying tartness, making for a good quenching beer. Long bready finish. Medium-bodied, with good chewiness.

Miles away from a great Imperial Stout, but this is a great beer for what it is. My go-to wheat.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy straw under a 2” pillowy white foam cap that slowly dissipates and leaves thick, clingy lace. Lemon, green apple, yeast and honey aromas with some white bread fill the nose. Dry, tart, lemony palate over white bread with moderately low hops, medium-light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of aldencat
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy golden pour, head dissipates quickly

S- Citrus, barely, and honey tones

T- Bright citrus, lime and lemon flavors. Light orange blossom honey flavor

M- Bright and fresh. Has medium carbonation. Little to no after-taste

O- Very drinkable beer. Has been my spring and summer goto beer for years. Unfiltered Wheat was actually the first bottle of beer I had. I think this has been, consistently, one of the best beers Boulevard has made.

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Photo of bnes09
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy lemon-yellow ale. Pours bubbly white head which dissipates fairly quickly.

Clean smell. Touch of grainy malt and citrus-like hop.

Lemon and orange citrus hop, mildly bitter. Yeast compliments the biscuity malt. Flavors are not overpowering but very well balanced. Crisp, fruity finish.

Medium-bodied ale with a smooth yeast texture. Carbonation is adequate.

Very drinkable beer especially on a summer day.

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Photo of cadizkyguy
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From notes, on Friday, April 10, 2009, I am very impressed with this Boulevard beer. Started off my drinking night with Dale's Pale Ale, then Green Flash West Coast IPA, and then Boulevard's unfiltered wheat, and this one not only put out the hop fire in my mouth, but it was incredibly delicious. I don't understand all the negative reviews on here, because this one hits the mark with me. I guess that's the beauty of BA -- everyone's tastes are different. I wrote Boulevard and told them of my fondness for its unfiltered wheat and they thanked me for my nice comments. This will be a regular in my beer rotation. Thanks Boulevard for not only nice packaging, and freshness dates, but at Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL, a reasonably priced six pack ($6.99).

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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