Tallgrass - Halcyon Wheat

Brewery: Tallgrass
Beer: Halcyon Wheat
Style: American Wheat
BJCP Style: 16D

Aroma: Low to moderate citrus hop aroma. Low wheat aroma. Some malt sweetness. Clean fermentation aroma. No diacetyl.

Score: 12/12

Appearance: Yellow with a hint of orange. White head. Medium sized bubbles. Head quickly falls. Some lacing. Very small amount of haze.

Score: 2/3

Flavor: Up front bready like malt flavor. Some carmel sweetness. Citrus and earthy like hop flavor. Low/moderate bitterness. Balance is more towards the sweet. The finish comes off being sweet. Low fruit esters such as pears. No diacetyl. Finish is a little cloyingly sweet.

Score: 15/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Slightly below medium carbonation. Malt sticks to the tongue and comes off being a little creamy. No astringency.

Score: 3/5

Overall Impression: Very good beer. The hop flavor and aroma were very close to the style. However, the aroma and flavor come off being borderline cloyingly sweet for style. To remedy the sweetness, try the following: using less crystal malt if any were used, mash at a lower temp, use a higher attenuating yeast strain, or upping the carbonation. This beer is still a very good beer and very drinkable. Just a little sweet.

Score: 7/10

Total Score: 39/50

Additional Notes: Beer has been in my fridge for a few months, so the long term storage of this beer could have affected the overall flavor of the beer.