Halcyon | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 102
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

A: cloudy yellow-gold, and 3 fingers huge head
S: very faint banana, slightly more lemon, a bit of sourdough and grain, slight on the hops
T: first sip is like the nose, then the wheat becomes more pronounced mid and late taste. A little bit chalky, not too sweet, and then some zest and pepper with grain on the tongue at the end.
M: refreshing, fairly crisp, finishes a little dry.
Overall: well done; you've got to give some props to a committed focus on Kansas wheat. Probably would seem even better if it was a summer day instead of mid-October?

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good wheat beer.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

A - Pours a extremely pale yellow with a monstrous head that hands on for dear life. Nice chunks of unfiltered somethings floating near the bottom

S - Slightly yeasty aroma with hints of lemon and perhaps other citrus. Also has a very very slight peppery spiciness to it

T - Slight bitterness up font followed by lemon and yeast. Again very slightly peppery on the finish

M - pretty thin mouthfeel. Very slick. Refreshing in the mouth and dry on the finish

O - Nice summer wheat beer. Very drinkable but with more kick than most wheats. Not something I would crave all the time but can see myself picking it up from time to time.

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Halcyon from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 359 ratings