Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
359 Ratings
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by jaycount on 03-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
359
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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Photo of DSWeller
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fossage78
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Soft wheat aroma with a bit of tart and citrus, but not much. A bit grainy
Huge head if not stopping and pouring more carefully. Cloudy and darker moving towards a dirty yellow.
Nice malt mix with wheat and pale barley bare knuckling it out on my tongue. Then a very soft hop with a bit of earthy grassiness appears and moves towards a kinda' dry yet soft closing. Just a touch of tart and fruit.
Moderate fullness and very soft with a soft fullness from the carbonation.
Solid Am. wheat that is not in the vein of highly hopped. Appropriate for Kansas.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you garymuchow for this
16 oz can poured into a weizen glass

A- A light amber/golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Wheat, faint fruitiness, biscuits, slightly spicy.

T- Wheat, bready sweetness, nice light fruitiness, mild yeast, floral notes, spicy/earthy finish with light bitterness.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A nice easy drinking wheat. Doesn't blow me away but I feel I would pick this up in the summer if it was available around me.

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Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brevbin
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I only get a slight hint of tropical fruit, but there's a lovely wheat malt character. It's big and doughy with a hint of caramel and lemon, but the beer is very drinkable. It's nice, but I want more varied flavor — a few buckets of hops would probably do the trick.

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Photo of Justin8mypants
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is just a great midwestern wheat beer, incredibly fruity from the hops, almost surprising there isnt pineapple or something right in it. super fluffy feeling and full bodied, i like how big it is, seems a nice contrast to all of the wheat beers out there that are so similar. its decidedly not a wit or a hefe or an ipa type, it gets out there on its own trajectory, and i like its uniqueness. its well hoppy too, but fruity and punchy and fresh, not bitter and oily at all, but incredibly boldly flavored on the whole and yet extremely drinkable because its so light in alcohol and well carbonated. i have not had much beer from tall grass at all, but this is excellent stuff, and if its indicative of the rest of their portfolio, i need to get my hands on some more of it. one of the better straight up wheat beers i have had in awhile, and deserves the acclaim and loyal following it seems to have everywhere its distributed.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bike_Nerd
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewAskew
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours up to a nice thick head that lasts and a hazy yellow. Aroma is doughy, wheaty, biscuity with a bit of floral and tropical fruit, perhaps from the hops. Flavor is clean, balanced, "smooth" and thirst quenching-- everything to ask for in a summer wheat beer with a subtle hop character along the way. Clean grainy finish. Feels great in the mouth and on the tongue. Damn good wheat beer.

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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blasass
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexrdvz
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

His is the kinda beer you can enjoy at the beach during summer, or at the pool. It is VERY fruity... A little too much for my taste and that is right where it looses me.

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Photo of tt_andy
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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