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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

202 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 78
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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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can - one of the sharper looking cans on the market.

Translucent golden yellow, with swirls of sediment settling to the bottom, like tails rotating out of a summer wall cloud. Lends some opaqueness, while a thin white head leaves slight rings behind.

A lightly-hopped wheat on the nose, with both being apparent, but relatively subtle. Allusions to lemon there as well.

Wheat, but with a green hoppy twist - very fresh, almost to the point of needing a little more time to mellow out. With a bit of citrus, tastes like a near harvest wheat field smells - grassy, bready, but still with hints of its previous greenery.

Good carbonation and more body than you might expect in the mouth, closing crisply. A good summertime wheat beer.

Good, but not great. Happy for the folks at Tallgrass, as they continue to produce quality beers.

Serving type: can

05-22-2011 03:24:00 | More by mdcrouser
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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.