Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by GnomeKing:
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Comic Book Guy Says, "Best. Wheat beer. Ever."
A--The head is puffy but not cloyingly dense or creamy...individiual tiny bubbles don't get subsumed in a big marshmellowy clump, as in some beers, yet the head rises a fair bit after the poor and remains even after the beer is half gone...
T&D...which won't take long, because this beer is oh so good. Grain tastes surge to the forefront--why don't more brewers use this magic red wheat stuff, which the GBH bottle lists as an ingredient?--and the citrus tastes that overwhelm many pale wheat beers are here nicely blended and balanced.
The mouthfeel is so luscious yet not viscous or oily...two traits that would overwhelm the subtle flavors of the beer.
I only bought one bottle (why? why? why?), so I expect that there are other flavors here to be found and enjoyed. For a wheat beer, it's fairly complex, but it's also light enough and straightforward enough to go down easily.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2007 01:27:22 | More by GnomeKing
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Only slightly hazy orange-gold body, tufts of bubbles, a good head that leaves a thin coating on the surface, a few legs of sticky lace.
S: Mostly strikingly clean hops, most citrus fruits. Faint background of wheat. Really good, but too hop-centric for the named style.
T: Again, too hoppy for the style, but it's too good for me to knock it much. Clean, clean hops showcasing a variety of citruses with minimal bitterness playing off a slightly sweet wheat base. Finish could be longer.
M: Supremely crisp. Fluid. Lively. Refreshing. This is fantastic.
O: A simple concept wonderfully executed. Exactly matches my preferences for low bitterness, restrained hopping, and mild wheat sweetness. It's between a wheat and an IPA, I guess they can't appease both camps ('this IPA is weak!' 'this wheat has too much hops!'). All said and done, a great, easily repeatable beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 06:12:14 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,216 ratings.