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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat

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296 Ratings

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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 33
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jaycount on 03-30-2011

We originally brewed Halcyon as our first summer seasonal, but since all the Halcyon fans (a.k.a: kiteheads) asked so nicely, we now brew this magical brew year around. Besides, who doesn't want a little taste of summer on a dark winter night?

We are proud of all our beers, but Halcyon is special. We are in “the wheat state” after all, so the pressure was on us to make a wheat beer, but we knew it had to be great. Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat is the result of that Midwestern angst, an all-American wheat with real Kansas-grown grain in the brew.

We start with raw Kansas white wheat in the mix to give it a nice edge, but what really makes it shine is the hops. We use “hop-bursting” late in the brewing process and this gives Halcyon its palate of tropical fruit flavors & aromas with a bright and refreshing taste like the best days of summer.

20 IBU
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A: cloudy yellow-gold, and 3 fingers huge head
S: very faint banana, slightly more lemon, a bit of sourdough and grain, slight on the hops
T: first sip is like the nose, then the wheat becomes more pronounced mid and late taste. A little bit chalky, not too sweet, and then some zest and pepper with grain on the tongue at the end.
M: refreshing, fairly crisp, finishes a little dry.
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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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