DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottled. Poured into a tall weizen glass, there’s a big wheaty head that dissipates rapidly, with little lacing. Light, cloudy body. Smell is a refreshing, light ’n’ zesty wheat, with just a tiny hint of lemony zest. Taste goes down easy, soft and a little spicy. No "extreme" taste but very nice.
Couple weeks ago I ran into Boulevard’s brewmaster’s wife at Rock Bottom Chicago. She was looking for more good beer places, so I helped her locate more, while admitting that I hadn’t tried any Boulevard beers yet. Then on a trip through Iowa, I found them placed in Hy-Vee stores and happily picked up a six of this to try.
awhsom (11) - Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have had this both in bottles and on tap. It is a nice beer to drink at the stadium watching baseball.
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, wonderfully cloudy and straw-colored, with a big fluffy head. Excellent nose of banana, orange, and grass (let your barkeep throw a lemon in there and you will certainly miss this aspect). On tasting, the beer is timid and lacks depth. A good effort and a hefe brewed with an unorthodox method, but still needs some development. This hefe is an advertisement for the modern methods of brewing wheat beers.
huskerbrewmeister (4) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my favorite of the Boulevard beers. It taste’s great after a round of golf in a hot, humid day in the Midwest.
MarkD (9) - USA - AUG 15, 2004 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall a pretty plain and boring beer. Slight lime (citrus) scent. Very, very little head, almost to the point of being flat. Slight sour notes, not as smooth as other wheat beers around. Very biting mouthfeel.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice drinkable beer. The most noteworthy thing about it was its lack of anything that could be considered noteworthy. Just a very ordinary wheat. Very drinkable, just kind of plain.
KUEric (884) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 The beer that got me to like beer. Sure it is on the watery side, but with a lemon the light taste are strengthened. The appearence is one of the finest I’ve ever seen. Love it!
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, cloudy gold with a musty aroma. Yeast and honey dominate with perhaps a sour citrus. A slice of lemon definitely helps bring out the flavor. A nice wheat beer, nothing special.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky yellow-gold with smallish head. Honey and peach to the nose. More honeyed flavors in the taste with wheat and a mild hops finish. Clean with nice aftertaste. Mouthfeel is excellent and has a velvety, buttery quality. I like this quite a bit.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall, just a pale imitation of good beers of the style. Flavor and aroma are both too thin, and the head is gone before it can be appreciated.