Unfiltered Wheat BeerJuly 1, 2009 Kansas City, MO
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Kansas City, MO
Available: AL, AR, CA, CO, IL, IA, KS, MN, MS, NE, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT,
WA, WI, WY
Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Co. has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. This American-style wheat beer is bottle-conditioned.
Original gravity: 1045
This beer tastes like a shandy without adding anything to it! Lots of citrus in this light-bodied, cloudy, straw-colored beer. Bright lemon and orange are accentuated by bready, yeasty ginger flavors. The citrus really dominates the flavor profile (a bit too much for me though).
- John Hansell
I’ll confess to not being a great fan of the American style of wheat beer. To me, most are fairly simple golden ales blessed with a light, albeit refreshing citrus tang and soft yeastiness. Like this. The nose is mostly lightly perfumey grain with a lemony edge and a whiff of yeast, while the body brings an off-dry maltiness, more lemon zestiness and faintly cloying finish. Hardly challenging, principally refreshing and entirely accessible, which is precisely what I imagine it was intended to be.
- Stephen Beaumont
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
Stephen Beaumont boarded his first plane at the age of 15 and hasn’t looked back since, obsessing about travel to the point that he gets nervous if he doesn’t have a ticket or two stacked on the corner of his desk. When he’s not running around in search of new taste experiences, he makes his home in Toronto, where a new cultural experience is only as far away as the next neighborhood.
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