Crash Landed | Begyle Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crash Landed is a hoppy American Pale Wheat Ale balanced by a slight sweetness.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,676
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
98
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 98
Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 7/27/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Great thick foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citurs rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is a delicious American pale wheat/IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Nicely vibrant and dank on hops. Tastes like a classic C hopped IPA with balanced pale/wheat malts, and American wheat yeast for added fruity character. A very enjoyable, and pretty unique offering.

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Photo of FBarber
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear crisp orange color. Effervescent. Thick bubbly tan head lingers, slowly dissipating and leaving some tan lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell is a pungent aroma of green hops - the kind of aroma you'd get from opening a bag of hop pellets. Bitter and almost harsh on the nose. Some citrus peaks through.

Taste has notes of orange, strong pine, sap, very bitter in the middle and lingering to the finish and beyond. Again, the hops are almost harsh in this - not well integrated.

Feel is smooth, pretty light. Medium carbonation.

Overall this is an alright beer - It just comes across very rough/harsh and not well integrated - muddled.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2/16 Chicago (12 oz Bottle poured into pint glass) Golden orange pour, light white head which quickly dissipated. Wheat and hops aroma. Strong hops taste, nice solid carbonation and feel while drinking. Easy going down.Overall good offering.

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Photo of BTodd
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L-clear, pretty copper color leaning amber. 2-3 fingers of fine suds that lingers a while. Good looking beer.

S-loads of hop aroma, piney, citrus, perhaps some pineapple/tropical fruits.

T-fairly bitter with some of the same notes as the aroma but a little greener tasting. The sweeter, caramel notes are there in the background and increasingly in the finish.

F-this feels a little more viscous than I'd like. It really sticks around which is not what I would expect from a hoppy, moderate strength wheat.

O-I like this beer and would have a couple but wouldn't buy a six. It looks and smells really great but is, perhaps, a little muddled when it comes to taste and heavier feeling than I'd like.

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Photo of Bitey
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright amber with light head, much darker than I'd have expected a wheat beer to look. Sweet with deeper malt character than I expected and a notable slightly bitter citrus finish. Enjoyed this one - see it more as a competitor to Lagunitas Lil' Sumpin Sumpin than to Gumballhead.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on August 16, 2015. Look is bright amber, medium head that thins quickly and some thin lacing. Smell is wheat, citrus fruit, and sweet pale malt. Taste is a little sweet grain and then strong bitter citrus fruit. Feel is medium in body with a dry bitter finish.

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Photo of LacquerHead
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's tasty enough. I would have wanted the wheat aspect to have come through a little more. Similar style to Gumball head but not as much citrus flavors. Hoppy with an easy drinkability. The 7%abv is not even noticeable.

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Photo of nidetzg
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Given the label of a wheat pale ale, I wanted this to be a little lighter and to have more of the wheat taste. Caught some hops in the nose and on the taste, but the finish was clean and not as sweet as I wanted. Would drink again as is solid beer, but is behind other wheat ales for me.

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Photo of Reneejane
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Orange color with a thin white head. From a bottle, yeast sediment on the bottom, the first bit was nice and clear. Fruity aroma, with a slight bit of noble hop character. Clean bitter finish. Not a lot of malt complexity, but not a dru finish, sweet at the end.

Great wheat beer, I'd buy more.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

I like the crash landed. It is a solid slightly hoppy wheat beer.....has decent bitterness that dissipates quickly making this very drinkable and sessionable. The beer poured clear and golden but with not much head and no lacing. Overall this is a good beer and I would drink it again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in the commemorative shaker pint glass at Mundelein Craft Beer Fest 2013.

Makin' my way over to the Begyle table with the Cheers theme strangely beginning in my head... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise brass topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises mild wet wheat, very light grass, and a kiss of sweet biscuit. The taste leads with a strong note of dark greenery, which is then backed up by grass, wheat, and biscuit. The hops really don't meld all that well with the grains, leading to an almost astringent bitterness in the finish, despite the relative weakness of the hops on an absolute scale. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is my least favorite Begyle beer thus far, one that shows promise but doesn't execute all that well at the moment.

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Photo of mecummins
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The bottle is marked Batch 1

A- it poured a lovely golden straw color with a hint of orange. A 1 & 1/2 finger white foamy head formed and settled in nicely for the entire drink. Good lacing crept up the sides of my pint glass. It was a very pretty pint.

S- I could smell the grains & wheat notes right away. A bit of biscuit and a smudge of sweetness rounded the aroma out. I didn't really get any hop profile on the nose.

T- there are the hops! A herbal flavor hit me right upfront. It's heavy on the grains with the biscuit note and a mild sort of sweetness helping to balance the taste. A resin quality appeared in the tail end. It wasn't a hop bomb by any means, but it was rather hop forward. Tasty, but not really memorable. Personally, I thought that it could have used a bit of citrus to brighten it, but that could be just me.

M- the mouthfeel was medium. There was an abundance of carbonation, which made it very easy to drink. The finish was short to medium.

O- I would drink it again (especially on a warm summer day). But I'm rather excited to see if this new brewery tweaks this beer just a bit. I think as they refine the recipe, it could become something really wonderful.

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Photo of emerge077
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First batch of bottled beer from Begyle.

Pale straw color with a saturated orange tone in the center. Billowing head of creamy foam that sticks around, leaving behind concentric lace rings and a steady head that never retreats. Slow but steady carb trails visible. Looks pretty nice.

Husky grain aroma, wheat... mild sweetness, fairly subdued in general.

Flavor shows a little bit more hop character, slightly green and herbal bitterness comes through in the aftertaste. Mellow wheaty feel, smooth though not much oomph. Light and grainy, light hops in the finish. A bit bland, not much to set it apart really. Hope this improves in the future.

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Crash Landed from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 98 ratings