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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of CTbrew32
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of qksilverrs
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

qksilverrs, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ish1, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tdmccarthy, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Hopmarc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Hopmarc, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PG2G, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

egrace84, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of bld_32
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Knuckles_Nuclear, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Dave11899
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

JamesStreet, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

kell50, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Hohnbaum, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

J_Dub, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

baxter94, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Ristaccia, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Azeotrope, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
Photo of jharris0624
3/5  rDev -21.5%

jharris0624, May 31, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The liquid color is goldenstraw; slightly hazy but the head is what is expected for a wheat beer; nice retention and a webby pattern of lace

Smell: Crusty bread, malted milk balls and a hint of lemon

Taste: Bready with a malted milk ball flavor, up front; slightly herbal and lemony, in the middle, but the finish returns the sweeter malts with a vengeance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; creamy

Overall: I imagine this is a crowd pleaser, particularly for those who like a sweeter style; a wheat beer with a difference, but I prefer mine hoppy

brentk56, May 22, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Bear1964, May 07, 2014
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.