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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat is an unapologetic American Wheat with the rich flavors of Kansas grain, a fruity aroma and a taste like the very best day of summer. Just like the Halcyon Days of yore, this seasonal brew wonít last forever, but no worries: Halcyon will return next year sure as summer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (263) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Assertive hop aroma, citrus and pine. Pours hazy yellow-gold with ample effervescence. Nice frothy head with average duration. Flavor is hoppier than expected for a wheat - again the citrus and resin. Medium light body, with a nice carbonation. Overall, not especially complex, but a nice thirst quencher. Nice for summer drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2840) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Shared pint can poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was soft grain/wheat, lightly dank, with subtle spice, and light esters as orange & apricot. Light bodied, with lively carbonation that offered a bit of frothy fizz to the mouthfeel, pleasant fruitiness, and a touch of tartness. Light, highly sessionable, and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notayankee (29) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can poured into pint glass. Color is golden, pours with a nice frothy white foam head. Aroma is a grassy, barnyard/hay smell but not very forward, kind of like a dry bale of straw from a few feet away. Taste is kind of sour and slightly bitter but as with the aroma itís just not jumping out nor is it real smooth. Mouthfeel is oily with too much carbonation for this style of beer. I kinda wish it would go more distinctly one direction or another, but instead itís just kind of in the middle of everywhere. Not unpleasant, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (216) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pint can into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy light yellow, with a fluffy white head that fades quickly. No lacing. Not much nose, but a faint aroma of grass. Taste is of watery grain, with a short finish. Not much here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (786) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rather hoppy aroma. Wheat bread. Decent head. Great balance between hop and wheat in flavor. Very crisp. Extraordinary wheat. Had on tap at Farmers Gastropub in Springfield, MO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
Pours a carbonated golden in color with a medium, white, long lasting head. The aroma consists of wheat, lemon, orange, floral hops, and mild spices. The taste has a touch of sweetness and a little bit tart. It is similar to the nose. There is plenty of wheat and lemon, complimented by spices, yeast, and a bit of banana. Aftertaste is a short wheat. This is medium in body, has a slick texture, and has a good amount of fizzy carbonation. This isnít among my favorite styles, but I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1620) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home tired after work on a nice spring evening with the window open, a nice feeling. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a robust frothy white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and yeast. Taste is decent, mostly wheat and yeast, not bad though, a good sign of warmer weather to come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
16oz can shared, poured a semi clear yellow with white head. Nice wheat aroma with a hint of sweetness. Almost medium malt base. The flavor is pretty solid wheat flavor, only thing lacking is a touch of fruitiness to make it perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pint can - Hazy golden pour with a foamy white head. Nose is wheat, a bit of mineral, starchy grain. Yep, it smells like a wheat ale. Taste is the same. Wheat, corn, a hint of orange, and a grainy finish. Thick and fluffy with tons of carbonation. Gotta say that Wheat Ale is one of my least favorite styles, though this one must be pretty good for the style because I can at least drink the whole pint and itís pleasant. But damn is this boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Given that itís still goddamn cold here in Nebraska, itís strange that Iíve had so many wheat ales, lately. Oh well, Halcyon hit the non-seasonal spot with its pronounced hoppiness and super hazy appearance. I enjoyed the fruity aroma and the candy-like sweetness. While Iíd prefer a brew with more effervescence, creaminess, and flavor, Iíd happily include Halcyon on my summer drinking list. It sure makes a damn decent lawnmower beer.

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