Thursday, July 11, 2013

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer Review

Onto the fifth beer in the Boulevard Brewing Sampler Pack, we have their Unfiltered Wheat Beer with an ABV of 4.4%. According to Boulevard, this is their most popular offering and the highest selling beer in the Midwest; Hmmm...........

To start off, it pours a very cloudy pale yellow color, so the term "Unfiltered" is very much warranted here. It pours a filmy looking head and the lack of lacing gives it a pretty clean finish.

The aroma is mainly pale malts, wheat, grassiness, and barley. It has a slight earthy-pils aroma about it, which is not to be unexpected. Flavor-wise you have your wheat, pale malts, yeasts and some mild hops; The aftertaste is a combination of wheat, pale malts and a slight grassy/earthy taste.

The body is fairly light and the carbonation falls just a couple spots below what some would call average. As such, it's pretty easy to drink and fits the flavor for the most part.

Wheat Beers in general have been always a polarizing style with me, they're either very good (Three Floyds Gumball Head, Lagunita's Little Sumpin' Sumpin') or taste like bile (Hoegaarden, Bell's Oarsman). This one falls in the middle: it's drinkable, tastes decent, and is somewhat of a sessionable beer. Are there better examples of this style out there on the market? Yes, but I can't really find any glaring problems with this beer aside from that it could've been more vibrant in terms of flavor.

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer - 7/10

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