Unfiltered Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

569 Reviews
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: 569 | Ratings: 1,990
Photo of happygnome
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: a slightly hazy color with about an eigth inch of head that dissapears fast leaving very little lacing
s: a very faint aroma of wheat malts, kind of citrucy
t: wheat malts and little hop bitterness
m: light to medium bodied beer with little carbonation

overall, this is a very watery beer, not much aroma, taste or body, but it was rather refreshing

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Photo of katan
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear bright gold color. Very little head, reflecting its light carbonation.

S- not much of a smell here. I think its a cascade hop.

T- A nice light mix of wheat malt and bittering hops. has a overall very light taste. Not overpowering

M- Very light bodied. Not much bite on this one. A decent reflection of the lack of carbonation.

D- I can drink about a dozen of these before I know what even hit me. They are not filling - a nice summer attribute.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this on-tap, it seems boulevard products are almost as available in kc as bmc...and not much else to choose from at the various places i went to over the weekend. ordered without the lemon garnish. typical wheat beer in appearance but nothing special, this was a cloudy straw/light orange with a white head. not too much going on in the bouqet other than some sweet doughy notes. taste was fine but again, unremarkable. appropriate level of sweetness for the style with a crisp and slightly chewy mouthfeel. drinkable, especially at this abv.

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Photo of jar2574
2.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow color, awful head retention. Carbonation, but no head. Slightly more cloudy than a macro lager, but same basic color.

Almost nothing to the smell. If anything, there's a touch of sweetness, maybe some maltiness.

Passable taste, but nothing great. No hops, very mellow flavors. Bland. Probably would want a lemon to spice this wheat beer up, and in my opinion that's never a good thing.

The mouthfeel is ok, I don't mind the texture. I actually like this category of beer, so I expect more. Here in the Midwest it's an old stand-by for some people when a dive bar has nothing better. But in that situation I'll just go with a Budweiser, because I won't pay extra for something with the same amount of flavor.

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Photo of rowew
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle. Best by date stamped on the shoulder (this is a bit past its date). Neck label emphasizes the bottle conditioning. Six pack instructs you to swirl the yeast.

Appearance: Pours cloudy yellow, just a bit of orange to it. Frothy white head.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, and just a bit of a metallic twang.

Taste: Light mouthfeel, a bit of prickly carbonation. Muted wheat flavor, a bit of citrus.

Overall impression: Eh, this one is fine - highly drinkable, but nothing too exciting.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at a restaurant. Slightly hazy light yellow with a small head and no lacing.

Aroma had a bit of wheat to it but was fairly clean and light.

The taste was disappointing. Very much light like your average BMC but with a touch of wheat and some tartness.

Mouthfeel was light and fizzy.

Probably a good beer for the heat of summer but inside I found it lacking any real personality.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - hazy yellow with a minimal white head.
S - faint wheat a touch of citrus and clove
T - pretty much as it smells.
M - light bodied, mildy carbonated
D - quaffed easily and almost transparently.

Paired this with a dinner salad, citrus chicken and balasmic dressing. Complimentary. Maybe on a hot day on draft or at a restaurant on tap.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.81/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a Weizen glass)

A- This beer has a bright yellow body with a very slight hazy and a very solid yeast cake in the bottom of the bottle. The mass of big bubbles race to the surface to support a bubbly snow-white head that last a bit before fading to a thin film.

S- This beer has a very light clean smell with a slight tart note and a hint of wheat.

T- The light pale malt flavor has a hint of raw grain and a finish of noble hops. There is a very light tartness to the malt flavor but not much other depth.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel and most of that is due to the fizz.

D- This beer is light and boring with not much interesting going on. It does have qualities that would appeal to a BMC drinker and nothing about this beer would be considered offense.

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Photo of micahgoldfus
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured slightly less than a pint out of the bottle. Carbonation bubbles run up the glass, and the highly carbonated head quickly fizzed away to leave very little lace. Pale yellow/orange, hazy color. Smelled yeasty, with orange hints. The taste was wheaty, also with orange flavors, as if there was a slice of orange right there in the bottle. The wheat taste was mild, mostly sweet, but with a very slight bitter tinge. Good taste overall: zesty, refreshing, leaves a sugared, wet palate. A little more carbonated than your average beer, but it definately works with the sweet taste. Very drinkable, I could easily put a few of these back on a warm day.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice small white head, which leaves some sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of slight malts/hops, yeast, grassy, spices. The taste is yeasty, malty, hoppy, nice blend of spices. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, a nice summer brew for sure, true to style.

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Photo of BadRockBeer
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type Sampled: 12 fl. oz. stubby brown twist top bottle. Freshness date featured on bottle.

Appearance: Very light straw in color, cloudy like an American wheat should be. Little head, more of a sprits like pour, extremely effervescent. You gotta swirl the yeast out of the bottle it’s the rules Jack!

Smell: Yeasty, wheat malt, simcoe hops.

Taste: Right of the bat you get the yeasty start. The rest of the flavor is very mild. Subtle hints of wheat malt and hops. Nice balance. Carbonic acid in the after taste kind of puckers the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, extremely carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent. If you like a less flavorful beer. I used to idolize this beer. Now that I have trained my palate I am less impressed. But I have to admit. I can’t get it in Colorado so when ever I’m in Nebraska I’m going to pick up at least a six-pack. Just because it’s not a real flavor bomb doesn’t mean it’s not good beer. Nice work Boulevard Brewing!

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Photo of terrabyte
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice hazy, light-yellow color with a medium white head.

Smell was quite muted. However, I could pick up some wheat, lightly sweetened by honey. Overall, it smelled a little bit sour.

Flavor was faint also. There was some grainy wheat flavor, sweetened by some honey.

Mouthful was well carbonated, giving it a crisp bite. Very light beer, lending to a refreshing feel.

Drinkability is above average. I thought it was refreshing and could drink a lot without noticing. Flavor seems a bit lacking to make this a real drinker. I didn't find it very exciting at all. Maybe a good gateway beer for some.

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Photo of umustdrink
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orange with lots of tiny sediment suspended. Head fades to a film. Some lacing present.

S - Definite raw wheat stalk presence with some sugary marshmallow sweetness.

T - Cereal malts with a sweet wheatiness. Overall, taste is very faint.

M - Carbonation level is fairly high so it bites a bit and hinders the ability to taste the beer. Consistency is on the thin side.

D - Taste is definitely lacking and there's way too much carbonation in this beer....on the bright side I did only pay 5 dollars for the 12 pack (Last Chance Liquors) and it is better than macro swill.

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

Appearance: Hazy golden color, with a moderate white head, a robust, coarse head, with good retention, profuse carbonation, and excellent tidemark lacing.

Aroma: Spicy clove aroma, with a slight yeast note, some ripe banana, a bit of earthiness, and some bread notes.

Taste: Slightly tart notes, mild earthy qualities, finishes with a slight herbal bitterness. Opens with spicy clove and ripe banana notes. As the taste progresses, earthy yeast comes to the fore, along with fresh bread flavors. Citric hops present late in the taste. Finishes with a lingering earthy and herbal taste.

Mouth feel: Nicely full, with somewhat sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and quite drinkable example, well-made, and quite nice for a hot summer day. To me, it walks the line between the American Pale Wheat and the classic Hefeweizen styles.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of HardTarget
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Rustic? A bit of farmyard, really just more wet grain or raw wheat, not funky.

Appearance: Hazy yellow, little to no head which is surprising and a bit disappointing.

Flavor: Mild flavor over all. The wheat comes through, but it really isn’t much more than wheat water. Missing any nice Hefe qualities.

Mouthfeel: A bit rough in texture.

Overall Impression: Just a bit raw and rough, not to my tastes.

Thanks to Pegasus for sharing.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright yellow with a nice white head. Aromas of faint wheat and lemony citrus, nothing to strong in the smell department.
Taste is of wheat, yeast and a little citrus, again nothing to strong. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall a decently drinkable wheat beer that I will drink on occassion. This was a crossover beer for me so it definitely has a place in my fridge.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Honey lemon yellow hazy brew with a short lived head that fades. Small arcs of wet lace coat the glass. The head does come back readily with a swirl or two.

S - Gentle honey and lemon scent with a bit of zing from the wheat.

T - Very zesty lemon twang and not much else. A bit must and pretty tart.

M - Light bodied, carbonated, acidic, and zesty. Very refreshing and thirst quenching.

D - I could drinka few of these in the summer months, but it's nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of mwagner1018
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad wheat beer, but definitely not a great one either. Poured a very light hazy peachish orange color, with considerable less cloudiness than other unfiltered wheat beers. Somewhat bland taste with a very weak, very quickly diminishing head, and very dismal lacing down the side of the std. pint glass. The taste and smell left a lot to be desired, all I got from the bear was the remninse of the lemon on the side of the glass(which I removed), some yeast, and dull wheat. This beer was served at a BBQ restaurant and was served far too cold for good consumption, so I will leave that as a caveat to my initial dislike of the brew (although it would not improve the taste enough to make it rate much higher). Although I am slightly harsh on this beer it is a light refreshing drinkable option, and if I am in Kansas City again enjoying some BBQ, I will probably have another one...

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat doesn't look great. The smell is fairly average -- just wheat and yeast. But there is something about the taste. I just love it. It is my "always on hand" beer. It just fits any occasion or even if there's no occasion. Most people think it is pretty weak, but I'll always appreciate an Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard.

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

Came back to my home state of Missouri for the holiday, thought I would try one to review it, as I haven't had it in a long time. You can't get this beer in Texas.

The beer is very thin but pours w/a decent amount of head and leaves a little bit of lacing as it's being consumed, very cloudy appearence. It's smell is mostly citrus with a touch of honey, overall a nice aroma comes from it.

The taste and body of this brew are the two things I remember having a little more substance in the past. It's taste starts off with a slight hint of a slightly citrus flavor and then a slightly more bitter citrus and touch of honey makes its way through. There is virtually not sweetness to the beer.

This is a pretty good beer for the most part. However, I think it would actually be a better seasonal summer beer than a year round beer, as it's a little too thing for a year round session brew. Its drinkability is quite high, as it goes down very easy. Overall, not a bad beer, and I can honestly say this would be a great session beer for a hot and humid Missouri summer day.

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Photo of Redrover
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Bricks in Cedar Rapids, IA. Served in a standard pint, the beer is a hazy darkish yellow with chiffon like head.

The nose is slightly spicy with a bit of earthy malts. Not what I expected but different is ok.

The taste is mild and unassertive. Bits of citrus and a bit of dough. I was hoping for some spice notes or something to add some interest and complexity.

The mouth is pleasantly medium. Just not interesting enough to be a session beer.

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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale lemon color with a rocky head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Grainy wheat with faint banana and lemon esters

Taste: Starts with a crisp, wheat taste with a nice, lemongrass character that stays pretty much the same through finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and heavily carbonated

Drinkability: Easy to drink - a typical American wheat without much in the flavor department; nice example of the style

Thanks, beerhandy, for the opportunity and Vancer and BuckeyeNation, for the chance to re-visit

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Photo of thefenst
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This bear poured from the bottle into my pilsener glass with a thin head and a hazy straw color, due to its being unfiltered.
Smells of lemons with a hint of clove.
The taste is of citrus and malts, with a fairly strong tartness.
I found this beer to be too dry for my tastes, but the level of carbonation helps.
Very light and refreshing mouthfeel.
Due to the bitterness, I would choose another wheat beer over this, but not a bad choice for the price.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into mug

Cloudy lemon yellow with very low amounts of a cotton white head. Settles to a razor thin cap and a thin rim. Some of the settled yeast sat on top of the head creating little orange specs.

Grainy malt along with citrusy fruit scents.

Zesty light fruit flavors with spritzy carbonation giving it a crisp bite. Thin bodied. Relatively clean finish, with the carbonation left fizzing on the tongue. Some hops are left over in the finish.

Slightly above average. It's a refreshing beer, probably the most enjoyable in the summer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a light, bone-white head above a cloudy, lemon-yellow beer. The nose had the sharp scent associated with wheat beer. The mouthfeel was effervescent with a lightly spicy dryness on the palate. The finish had a light, but not unpleasant, sourness, followed by a refreshing dryness. This was a really good summer beer.

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Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,990 ratings.
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