Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours a hazy, just-darker-than-straw color. Head is one and a half fingers and stays firm. Some lacing.
S- Smell is nice and refreshing. Lightly sweet malt, with a wheat spicyness and tropical fruit aroma as well.
T- Wow. This is probably my favorite tasting American Pale Wheat. It is wheaty with a light spicy note, and even though the aroma was leaning toward tropical, it really comes through as a bursting citrus flavor here. It is a really refreshing tangerine flavor, and the finish is a nice clean, wheaty flavor. Well balanced.
M- Relatively crisp, light bodied, but decent for style. Finish is semi-dry.
O- A tremendous wheat beer. Wonderfully delicious. There are some wheat beers that use a lot of hops, but then it loses it's wheaty presence. This one doesn't too that. There is a delightlfully wheaty and also hoppy. Well balanced. Highly recommend.
Serving type: on-tap
09-13-2011 01:07:58 | More by jsprain1
4.53/5 rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz can poured into a weissbier glass. Solid two fingers of dusty white head caps the surface. As the foam recedes, spots speckle the glass. Body color is a hazy golden orange. The glass is illuminated when held to the light, but I can't see through the glass.
Smell has a sweet banana and mango fruitiness. There is a fresh bread dough character, slightly yeasty. Taste has quite a lot of the banana esters, but it is not overpowering. There is a secondary lemon flavor that cleans up nicely. There is a faint peppery tingle that comes in at the very end.
Mouthfeel is a little heavier than most Pale Wheat Ales. This seems to fall some where in the middle between a Wheat Ale and a Hefeweizen. There is a mild creaminess in the texture, but is not filling like a lot of Hefeweizens can be. I'm liking this beer more and more.
Serving type: can
04-06-2011 01:05:23 | More by bort11
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A rich golden orange/yellow color with a thick cream cap.
I love the aroma on this so much. I don't know if it's the hops(s) they used or what, but it has this wonderful freshness about it. Hop notes are herbal, lemon, and bubble gum.
Taste is equally outstanding. Its so nicely balanced and a perfect texture. The wheat plays a light note flavor wise but adds a lovely softness. Otherwise the malts are just clean, smooth, and light, letting the perfect level of hops to cut through. It has a nice complex finish with a slight mineral bite coupled with lemon bitter hops and biscuit sweet malts. All this flavor yet it's so sessionable. It really doesn't come across as a wheat beer...more of a hop-forward ale with a touch of wheat.
I will be drinking this all spring and summer if it stays on the shelves. My first beer by Tallgrass and it really impressed me. Looking forward to trying more!
Update: Found out they use Citra hops, which I believe adds a lot of character to this beer. There's another hop also, but I will need to look that up as I can't recall off the top of my head. Got this info from an info card they gave out at the Kansas Sampler Festival.
Serving type: can
05-06-2011 17:32:57 | More by JEdmund
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Just finishing my first six-pack of this stuff, so I figured it'd be a good time to write my first review. (I got another one before I could run out, so you know I like the stuff.)
A: Cloudy golden-brown with a finger and a half of white head. Usually leaves a lot of lace. In my first five cans, I noticed no visible yeast, but in this last one, I've got some sediment on the bottom. No complaints from me, though.
S: Smells a lot like bread dough with its yeasty character. Also has some hoppy citrus and bananas in the nose.
T: Dammit, I'm loving the taste of this beer. A little bit fruity (bananas and citrus) and a little bit hoppy, but not at all too much for a fledgling beer drinker like myself. Somewhat sweet. Reminds me of my mom's homemade bread with the yeast and wheat flavor. Might be the hometown bias, but this is just a great beer to me.
M: Smooth, a little creamy, but finishes clean. Really refreshing.
O: Wow, I'm only paying $6.56 for a six-pack of this stuff? Jesus, I'll pay that anyday. I'm gonna miss it in the fall.
Serving type: can
04-14-2011 07:32:56 | More by h128
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.