Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by avylover:
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This is no doubt a brew that i've bought into the hype on. Of course Three Floyds always deliver, but I've never sought out a 4.8% wheat beer like I did this one. UPDATE, after a few tries, this beer just got better and better. eventually, it lived up to the hype. read on..
The appearance is decent. Looks like a hazier version of your average macro lager. There is a decent white head here. Aroma has my attention. It's sweet & full of citrousy hop aroma, almost as if there were citric acid in there, The taste is quite good for a beer that is not too strong. Full of citrousy flavors mixed with the usual hefe tropical tastes make this a wiiner. Initial grainy wheat flavors are spruced up by some fruity hops, ending with a decently bitter & fruity aftertaste. This one actually gets more complex as I go along. The Mouthfeel comes off rather thin, but 'fluffy' at times. Drinkabilty is good, and this a great low ABV session brew. My current flavor of the month. Love the taste, and love the low ABV.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2004 22:41:24 | More by avylover
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 4,208 ratings.