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Unfiltered Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,445
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
2,038
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
466
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,038 |  Reviews: 580
Photo of stegmakk
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance was cloudy light gold with no head...

Smell almost nonexistent...some yeasty aroma

Taste...Yeast, lemmony citrus, little wheat

Mouthfeel a little thick but not thick nough

Drinkability...I could pound a ton of these with their mediocre lemony flavor

Overall Ok wheat beer...Even the Choc beer was a better wheat beer

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Photo of Tballz420
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out pretty cloudy, its a pale gold color. Not much of a head on this one. It tastes pretty good, theres a little more yeast in this beer than the sierra nevada wheat i had last night. i wish it was about 20 degrees hotter today and we could sit outside while drinking these. Probably a good summer drink.

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Photo of Quaffer
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This was a cloudy, golden beer with a heavy bead. The head was coarse, but fluffy, rising up to three fingers on the pour. It settled down quickly, leaving just a thin film of bubbles by the time I was halfway through the brew. There was no lacing.

Smell: The smell of yeast was very strong, possibly due to the fact that I added the sediment from the bottom of the bottle to my glass. There was also the aroma of grain and a nice lemon bite.

Mouthfeel: Thin- to medium-bodied with a carbonation tickle throughout the mouth.

Taste: The flavor of yeast was overwhelming in this beer. There were some light flavors of wheat and lemon, combined with a hint of spicy tingle. But the main component was yeast.

While I love most Boulevard beers, I have never been a big fan of this one. It is better than the filtered wheat that they used to bottle, but not enough to make me buy it on a regular basis. It would be interesting to try this beer again, but to decant it carefully and leave the sediment in the bottle.

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Photo of Ave
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I’ve had this many times on tap & in the bottle, & it seems to be a very consistent product. Boulevard is in Kansas City (though I don’t know where it is brewed) & being in St. Louis I would guess transport spoilage would not be much of a problem. Last night I had a boulevard in a 22 oz. pitcher/pint. The bar I was at has this thing, so…what are ya gona do eh? Anyway…

The color is a nice warm fuzzy yellow (It would be safe to say that for me if it’s yellow, it better have wheat in it.) with a nice semi- translucent wheaty murkiness. Full finger of pure white head that dose a decent job of hanging out for the better part of the time spent with the beer. I love the aroma of most any even half decent heffe, & this is no exception, sweet & fruity with wonderful hints of yeasty-bread. Perhaps a bit too fizzy, but it dose help to push the aroma.

The flavor is just O.K. not anything to write home about. Lightly sweet, it is helped more than it should be by the traditional lemon. It is clean & smooth, very drinkable but ultimately under-developed as far as a full pallet would be concerned. No bite anywhere & nothing to remind you of its self a second after you swallow. It would make a good choice for a hot summer day of steady pints, but not a satisfying encounter to my tastes on a one brew basis.

Pairing well with cheddar combos or tag-a-longs I think.

Ave

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The decision to label this brew with the clunky technical term
"unfiltered wheat beer" must have come from the marketing division. It certain lacks the poetry of "hefe weizen". The suits should learn a lesson: people like to speak German! All the kids are doing it!
Anyway...Slightly hazy, pale yellow color, with an admirably thick white head. Nose is oddly empty. I expect a good hefe to spring out with aromas and tickle my senses from the start, and that's not happening here. Very little suggests itself, apart from some citrus, straw, faint hints of vanilla, bananas, and overall, very dry. Typically grainy texture on the palate, a very light body, fine balance. Some honey flavors jump in the end, but it doesn't make much difference. The finish is swift, forgettable, disappointing. A lackluster hefe weizen, I'm afraid.
This bottle was a sample from a salesrep at a local distributor. I've got Schneider Weisse on tap at my bar now, and Bell's Oberon will be out soon. I'll have to pass on Boulevard, thanks.

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Photo of texascarl
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard makes a great wheat beer, one that perfectly balances with our local Bar-B-Que. Boulevard and Oklahoma Joe's pork (with a heavy dose of "Night of the Living Bar-B-Que sauce) or a big batch of Ponak's enchilada's is a match made in heaven. Uh...beer and bar-b-que zombie heaven.

This is an unfiltered wheat beer, hence cloudy. That's fine but 'appearance' will never be it's strongest suit. That cloudy appearance has it's own rewards, tho, as you'll soon discover. That cloudy body helps deliver a light and citrusy/tangy taste that, to me, goes very well with spicy foods (see above). I recommend this one to most beginning beer drinkers who may be put off by some of Boulevard's heavier ales or stouts with more hops, more roasted barley flavor etc...

It has low alcohol, and not very many calories. It's available at most restaurants locally, and there's sure 'nuff a reason. Tell that shrimp to toss another pig on the 'barbie' and bring me another wheat beer on the way back.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer on tap at Llyweln's pub in St. Louis, MO.

The beer was golden in color and rather cloudy. (The bartender served it with a lemon wedge in the glass.) The aroma was mild and "fizzy". The taste was a bit thin, but OK. The dominant flavor was wheat. This wheat beer was light on the fruity esters. The mouthfeel was good and refreshing. The drinkability was good. This would be a good summer wheat beer.

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Photo of alittlehazy
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a really nice cloudy amber/orangish color. Head is fluffy white and hangs out for a while in a thin mask over the top. I taste some citrus initially with a nice malty taste. Overall I think this is a very good beer, my favorite part of it is probably the apperance it is a great looking brew! Nice to sit back and relax with one of these.

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Photo of beernut7
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%
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 BeerBob
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Boulevard unfiltered Wheat Beer pours a translucent yellow with a light white haze. Head forms well, then shrinks to a thin film with ring.

Nose is of wheat malt with hops well into the background. Palate is wheat malt tart with some slight pepper followed by the carbonation sensation.

Not present are the banana and clove or any type of spice other than that of pepper, that one would expect from a wheat Beer. No untoward qualities and not many saving ones either.

For the individual who finds barley malt and bitter hops somewhat harsh, Boulevard unfiltered Wheat Beer might be the answer to the question of what to drink.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This hazy golden brew throws out a medium white head that wilts down a thickish film that stays around for awhile. Not a lot going on with the aroma. Maybe some wheat malt. And slight hop tang. There's a slight tanginess and a little tartness perceived. Slight spicy hop notes. Nothing real great going on here. Easy drinking brew though.

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Photo of Suds
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer on tap while traveling in Missouri. The beer has a pale appearance, and is barely cloudy. I expected esters and yeast, but was disappointed…It’s somewhat bland. Worth a try when nothing else is available, but don’t go out of your way for this one.

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Photo of marc77
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow from the wheat protein w/ a moderately thick creamy head. Not as impressive as a German (real) wheat beer in appearance. Very little overall in aroma-- a very slight wheaty tartness and graininess is perceptible. Hop nose is negligable. Slighly tart in taste from the wheat, w/ a decent body. Hop bitterness is only slightly higher than that of megaswill. Since this an American wheat, there are no contributions in flavor from the yeast. For the insipid American wheat style this is right on. As a beer in itself it is quite bland, and actually needs a lemon. Hand me a Paulaner now so I know my taste buds are still functioning.

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 2,038 ratings
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