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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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very good

270 Ratings

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 31
Gots: 28 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Domvan, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Peter23, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

brecklem, Jul 15, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a light gold with a nice carbonated head. Hay, wheat and grain predominate the nose. There's nothing subtle about the taste of wheat on the tongue. Very bready also, with a bit of lemony citrus. Medium mouth that seems to me a bit chewy, but that may be from all the wheat this beer implants upon the brain. This is an unexpectedly nice beer.

MartzMimic, Jul 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

PCATD, Jul 12, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass.
Cloudy, golden color. Significant head.
Smells of wheat and citrus.
Much more citrus than other wheat beers I've tried. Tastes very refreshing.
Wheat, citrus, and a bit of hops. Very balanced.
I like it. Would have again.

ctxfenris, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

tbone64, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

uwmgdman, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

stogirelli, Jul 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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. Overall another solid beer from Tallgrass, but there's plenty of superior wheats out there competing for my money. (82/100)

CTbrew32, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

qksilverrs, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ish1, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tdmccarthy, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Hopmarc, Jul 02, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

Franziskaner, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PG2G, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

egrace84, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bld_32, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Knuckles_Nuclear, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dave11899, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

scruffwhor, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.