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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

246 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 28
Gots: 17 | 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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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky pale yellow body with a white head.

The aroma starts grainy, but the fruit character builds as it warms.

Grainy wheat cracker and honey provide a little sweetness while fruit notes add complexity. As it warms, some really nice apricot and peach notes shine through.

Again, time really changes it. Spritzy and light first, then fuller and a little less sharp.

Halcyon has the least flavor of all the Tall Grass beers and yet, I think it might be their best. It is exactly what an American Unfiltered Wheat should be and the picture of a perfect canned beer for the summer. Perhaps the best example of tempreture turning a pedestrian beer in to someting truly interesting.

Serving type: can

05-24-2011 04:15:51 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.