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: 571 | Ratings: 1,992
Photo of NYCBeerDude
4.9/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a beautiful beer from my hometown of KCMo. I wish I could find it on the East Coast. I drink it when I return to KC - and have never stopped loving this true unfiltered wheat. Fan since 1989

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy limestone colour that's really really hazy. Some head at first leaving no head.

Some light wheat fruitiness. Very light hops adding very very faint citrus pine. Carbonation is prevalent but not bad. It's really really really easy to put a lot of these back.

Very good.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy light golden yellow. Nose is citrus and wheat. Taste is wheat and lemon. Light and easy to drink. Would be great on a hot day.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a murky golden color. The head was white and 1 finger, and dissipated fairly quickly. The nose was very powerful when pouring - the banana from the wheat. The taste is fairly mellow. It does have that standard wheat flavor, but muted. It is still very good, but was expecting more from this beer.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy straw gold color that pours a large head that dissipates quickly but leaves a little still covering the top and some fingers of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of wheat and a little citrus, nothing complex but it gets the job done.

T: Lots of wheat, with notes of citrus, once again nothing complex but still good for a wheat beer.

F: Little light on body super easy drinking.

O: Nothing complex but an very crushable wheat beer.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy light golden yellow color, this beer pours with a small head that dissipates quickly. This beer is very refreshing, light, and a bit fizzy. The unfiltered nature of this wheat makes for a beer with more flavor. It finishes with a citrus tartness. While this beer would serve its purpose on a hot summer day, and probably is better than most indie and domestic wheats, compared to top German Wit beers (Weisse) it just is missing that special something. Their is some body missing. It feels a little thin comparably. While distinctly potable, and a quality choice on a hot day, I would still prefer many others over this.

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Photo of udfan07
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy and looked yellow. Very wheaty taste with some citrus notes. Had a very smooth finish with no notes of bitterness. A good beer for the style.

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Photo of Cole-Arnholt
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a decent white head, very bright light yellow in color, opaque as you would expect from an unfiltered.

The lemon jumps out at you when you smell it, notes of the wheat and yeast as well, but very lemon forward.

Taste is lemon and wheat, very sweet, maybe a little spice to it as well but not much. Slight sourness on the back end.

Finish is very smooth and easy, quite refreshing.

Overall its very easy to drink, crisp and clean. It has a simple flavor profile that they pull off nicely. I prefer more wheat malt character in my wheat beers but for what it is I think its good.

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Photo of D1noB
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A wheat beer with a zesty follow through, needs a lemon or lime to make this beer extraordinary.

Taste Rating in Words: You throw everything away furniture, plastic cups, spool collection, and you're ready to revamp yourself, start your life right. You move into a great, new apartment, you thought was furnish and you come to the realization that was a staged model and the apartment is empty. Now every morning you have to deal with that empty feeling, something is missing, while you slowly work in new belongings and furniture, Life 35 : Susan 2.

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Photo of arizcards
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late July for $1.33. Packaged on 4/28/16 and best by 8/26/16. Been refrigerated since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose has hints of malts and wheat with a bit of citrus.

Taste is lemon wheat forward and very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light, decently carbonated, and lively on the palette.

Overall this is a very nice summer beer, very refreshing!

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Photo of golf_sierra
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw color, short lived head
Some lemon in the aroma.
Tastes of bready grainy sweetness with lemon notes.
Mild hoppy bitterness.
Lots of carbonation.
Good cooling off summer beer.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: hazy pale gold. Big foamy head that mostly recedes.
Smell: pretty light nose, though pleasant enough. Hint of citrus.
Taste. Much like the nose. Not a lot going on but quite drinkable.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Unfiltered Wheat in their new variety pack at The Lager Mill. I'm working my way through this variety pack and I thought it was time to give this wheat beer a try, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a cloudy orange yellow color that took on more of golden color when held to the light and it had a little over two fingers worth of creamy slightly off white head that died down to a thin layer that eventually faded away and it left some nice patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a little bit of doughy yeast being the first to show up and it's followed by a nice lemon peel and citrus aroma that's followed by the malts which impart a wheat, bready and biscuit malt like aromas. This beer has a good aroma, I like it and it's a little unique for the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the doughy yeast still being the first to show up and it quickly goes into those nice lemon juice and rind aspects that I got in the aroma and it's a little stronger. Up next comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time there's also a little bit of a grainy aspect to it. On the finish there's hardly any bitterness with a slight bit of tartness with lemon, biscuit and bready malt aftertaste. THis is a good tasting beer, I like that it's unique.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, a little crisp, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. This beer has a good mouthfeel that works well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good and unique example of the style, it threw me off at first because it didn't rely on the typical orange rind flavors that most of the beers in this style goes for, instead or oranges it took a lemon approach to this style and I thought it worked out well and it was nice for the hot weather. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a few of these, especially when it's hot out. What I like the most about this beer is how unique it is, it's not a like a lot of the beers in this style. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there's isn't anything that I would change, it's good just the way it is. I would buy this beer on it's own, especially if it's hot out and I would recommend it to anyone that like more of lemon flavored wheat beer. All in all I was happy with this beer and a little impressed that they didn't go the typical route with this one and I think ti payed off. It's one of the better Boulevard beers I've had and it's one of the better lemon flavored wheat beers I've had. Good job guys, this is a tasty and unique beer, keep it up.

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Photo of matcris
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Very hazy and lemon in color. Good carbonation rising. About a finger of white, creamy head that slowly makes its way down to a thin layer. Leaves some minor lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Wheaty, citrus...mostly lemon.
TASTE: Again, wheat, lemon, nice breadiness, minor spicy quality.
FEEL: Thought the carbonation would be higher...slightly below average. Soft on the palate and dry.
OVERALL: Ok, be nice on a hot day and not disgustingly sweet like some shandys.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hits those super cloudy and yellow notes. Plenty of wheat suspended throughout this one. Aroma imparted mild winter wheat notes.

Taste came across with a chewy mouthfeel, a little bit of lemon like citrus and some banana from the yeast. Could taste hops too. Not overly done for style. Its pretty easy drinking and effortless stuff for the most part.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One part German hefeweizen and two parts American pale wheat, Boulevard's Unfiltered Wheat brings a cloudy bright yellow to the eye. One kiss of banana puts this wheat ale a small step above the commonly safe wheat beer that tries to cross over to Bud Light drinkers.

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Photo of FantasticOKC
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. It has a blonde to yellow color, fairly bright. Cloudy, but not as cloudy as I'd like to see in a wheat beer. Fairly thin fast dissipating head. Medium carbonation.

Smell - Very light, almost too light, good citrus aroma and wheat.

Taste - Very good citrus flavor. Initial taste is subtle, but as it lingers, the flavors really manifest nicely. The wheat flavor really comes out on the swallow.

Feel - Wasn't expecting anything too heavy, but this is a little lighter than I'd like. Carbonation is there, but still comes off just a tad too watery.

Overall - Another good beer from Boulevard. Note: I said good. This would be great at a baseball game or after working outside in the summer. The beer is relaxed and light, and as such, would be great to drink while relaxing.

Extra Notes - Like much (but not all) of Boulevard's brews, this one is the standard for it's type. And when I say "standard," I do not mean "Gold Standard," just standard. What that means is, you will find nothing particularly special about it, but for it's type (in this case an Unfiltered Wheat Ale, or American Pale Wheat Ale) it's the standard. Not "average," as "average" carries with it negative connotations. But when you think of a Wheat Beer, this is the standard that you imagine. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's not going to let you down either.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a fan of the typical wheat I found this to be nice and drinkable. Obvious wheat malt starts before It moves into a light bubblegum yeast and even banana. No clove flavor, which is a plus, it drinks fairly smooth and dry.

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Photo of jmd1978
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazey golden color. Little white head. Smell of wheat, citrus, lemon, and yeast. Tastes of lemon with notes of the sweet malts with a little spice. Very clean finish. This was my first non AB beer. Very light and clean. Good beer to just sip during summer

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Photo of maddogruss
2.66/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: pours dark Amber body with small white head with ok R&L
S: some sweet Malts, but nothing too impressive
T: some sweet notes with sour undertones; some floral alcohol aftertaste
M: light bodied and pretty crisp
D: nice M&T combo; pretty good beer

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served with a lemon

L: yellow hue, cloudy, white a big white foam (sea foam style of head)
S: wheat and big citrus lemon
T: like the nose, this is easy drinking and refreshing with lunch
F: very thin and sessionable

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Photo of Smk54
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip beer glass. Golden color, slightly cloudy. What Iwould expect from an unfiltered beer. Very strong yeast nose, but not unpleasant. Clean taste. Very good balance between malt and hops. No bitterness at all. This is what I want from a wheat beer. Clean mouth feel. In my humble opinion, this is an excellent beer!

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Photo of Harrison8
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

An opaque yellow-orange occupies the glass with a thin white head that disappears quickly leaving behind no lace, emitting a wheat aroma. Wheat and orange both appear upon tasting this tasty, simple brew. The feel is fairly smooth, but a bit harsh on the carbonation. Still a good mouth feel. Overall, this is a great beer. Simple, and tasty. Nothing spectacular, but a great beer for a summer day while grilling.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Bright blonde color with plenty of carbonation and a cloudy body. A thick white head tops it off, fluffy and dense towards the bottom, but the head only lasts about a minute and a half.

Smell: Light overall, floral with hints of citrus fruits. There are some mild grape and strawberry smells mixed in as well.
Taste: Strong malts and lemon rind upfront, sweet overall and a mild bitterness as you swallow.
feel: crisp, carbonated and light bodied
Overall, not a bad ale, very smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of leadpaint76
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Average at best. Boulevard normally makes good beer this one is not it. There is nothing about this beer that makes me want to give it to a friend. Have a great day my friends.

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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