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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat

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BA SCORE
87
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%


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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Nice crowning of white lace; dull, cloudy golden-beige hue. Smells of lemon tea, bread crust and nutty yeast. Deep smoothness leads to a lean crispness, which really opens this beer up. A wheat malt bomb in a way. Bready, yet semidry with a mild nuttiness in the middle. Modest showing of balancing hops. Lemongrass, earthy yeast, doughy biscuit and a very faint saltiness display some complexities. Finishes clean and grainy. Halcyon ends up being a nearly perfect snapshot of what an American Pale Wheat Ale should be, especially for a style that perhaps doesn’t get enough love. No bells or whistles, just a great wheat beer.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 02:40:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.