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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 28
Gots: 13 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: jaycount on 03-30-2011)
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 03:52:58 | More by tbone64
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-07-2014 02:11:14 | More by KAF
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 22:45:52 | More by stogirelli
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Golden, hazy, with a slight amber hue in the center.

Aroma- Very subtle, but wheat, grain, and fruity sweetness comes through.

Taste- At first fruity flavors are present like orange, banana, and a little bit of lemon. At the first sip settles wheat and grain become present. Taste is balanced with mild hop flavors and wheaty malt balancing each other out.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, sips coat the tongue briefly. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall- A very good wheat ale with nice flavors, balance, and not overly sweet. I think this works best as a beer paired with food (especially BBQ) rather than a everyday session beer, not that its even meant to be that. Very good, and another solid beer from Tallgrass. Worth picking up again.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 18:46:28 | More by CTbrew32
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderately golden hued with plenty of haziness. Brussels lacing. A fingernail of off white head sits on top. Aroma of pale wheat with just a trace of banana. The pale wheat flavor is a bit of a sourdough bread note. The mouth is very light and this is highly quaffable.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.