hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2010 Bottled Conditioned...best by 08/24/2003.This beer had a small sized white head that was smooth with fine sized bubbles completely dissipated in time.The body had a little carbonation, yeasty and slightly cloudy with a pale yellow hue.The nose was fruity and that was all that I could detect with this beer as it lacks aroma.The flavor was somewhat fruity and citrusy and rather bland at that.The palate was tingly in the back of my throat yet somewhat smooth, watery and thin textured and light bodied.There was very sparse lacing on the sides of my glass.This beer needs more character and flavor even though it was very drinkable in my opinion.
Tap - 1/27/10 - Small white head that has good retention, hazy, good amount of lacing, visible carbonation, and a pale yellow hue. The aroma is malty, wheat, yeasty, citrusy, refreshing, and crisp. The flavor mimicks the aroma, but did not pick up any malt. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, an easy to drink beer and would be a decent refreshing summer type beer.
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle was labelled best by 08/24/2003. It poured a medium sized head of white colored fine to medium sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated straw yellow colored body with a slight haze. It had a mild malt aroma and a slightly bubbly tingly mouthfeel that lingers into the finish but is smooth throughout. The flavor is mild with malt and hop but no bite. This is a very nicely balanced brew with a well balanced flavor. I rather liked it.
chuckt (6) - aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I had this beer in the Westport district in KC, draft style it was most asurdly clouldy and flat. I have this beer before and the flavor was much more present, do not now what happened. It is worth a try if you are ever in KC.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 What happened to this? This used to be one of my favorite AW beers, but have had it on tap twice in the past month at different places and it was very bland. Not really band but not all that special either.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Always have this with the requisite orange. Good wheat beer. A little strong on hops and yeast when in the bottle. I always wince with each pull. I like the pale yellow color with the cloudy appearance.
Flato (2) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite beer. It has a great teaste, it has a slightly citrus teaste to it. It has a good cloudy body. This beer is deffintley worth a taste
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very cloudy appearance with not much character to it. A very typical wheat beer. Lacks complexity and taste, with a very thin and light mouthfeel.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 RE-RATE: If you want to know just how much Boulevard has changed this beer in 2003, read my original rating below. These days, Bully Wheat still has a good appearance, mild and soft cloudy, but the aroma and flavor have disappeared. Smells like mild lemonade and grass, taste is pretty empty... basically it tastes dilluted; toned down so that Boulevard could distribute it to all of the theme restaurants like Chili’s and Outback... it’s really sad what happened to this beer. At least their other beers have not changed too much.
OLD RATING: Nice cloudy look, very light appearance. Taste is very yeasty and smooth, one of the smoothest wheats I’ve had. Slightly sweet, like grapefruit juice maybe. Boulevard has this knack for making really good beers, I keep being impressed. Quite punchy, almost like grapefruit juice. Very refreshing and sweet.
Also, their bottle conditioning is crummy. Have it draft if you can, much better.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Hazy gold. Refreshing medium body wheat ale with hints of citrus. Even though it is unfiltered it wasn't too "yeasty."
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-man, i wish i had this beer before it went downhill-this used to be a top 10 american wheat brew! WHAT HAPPENED? this thing is dull-little aroma, very thin body even apparent in the glass-thin palate-by far, the most disapointing brew from Boulevard.