markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Cheers, Matt! Pours a hazy yellow witha white head. Nose is band-aid, phenols, nail polish remover, and some fruit. Flavor is similar with band-aid, nail polish remover, and some slight sweetness of fruit. I know gluten-free beers are their own animal, but I was not a fan. PhillyCraft (7114) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle from Pat with Tom and Pat, pours a hazy glowing orange color with thin head and med. lacing. Aromas of peppermint, brett, seafood scum, coriander, and artificial orange. Taste is pretty much salty mussels with metalic funk, and bitter ashy grains. Not pleasent at all. Weird herbs, clams, vanilla, and other shit spice. Bring on the topper. yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange colour. Herbal, medicinal aroma and flavour. Not very enjoyable. Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Received as an extra in a box. Pours a cloudy orange in color with a quarter finger worth of white head. Nose is predominately the curacao orange peel with some light belgian yeast. Very peculiar nose for a saison. Tastes disgusting, it tastes of stale hops, dish soap, belgian yeast...itís extremely offensive and I am struggling putting down each sip. Moderate mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, slightly slick, and a moderate finish. Was excited to try something else from Alchemist, this missed the mark quite a bit. I think I will take my time exploring the rest of their catalogue. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Weird herbal vegetal dough and Budweiser aroma. Not too good. Cooked vegetables. Asparagus. Ham.
bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is sort of lightly spiced light stone fruit. Near med body. Flavor is spice and some sort of citrus. Meh. Itís a little gluey in flavor. Maybe even in texture. Finishes a little bit peppery/spicy. tapefuzz (479) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2016
[Notes from August 2012] 12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is off citrus and yeast. Taste is excessively yeasty with indistinct and overly sweet citrus. Finishes with an unpleasantly peppery taste. Yeast taste refuses to dissipate. Oily, too-heavy mouthfeel worsened by being excessively carbonated. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Wow. I havenít had too many gluten free beers so I canít judge too much, but letís just say Iím glad The Alchemist dedicates most of their tanks to making heady topper. light golden pour with small white head. Nose is salty, oregano, farty orange juice, and vacuum cleaner. Could not put down more than a Danish samples worth. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle shared by TURDFERGUSON. How can the same brewery that makes Heady Topper produce this beer? I shudder thinking about the experience of drinking it. Orange and menthol nose. Herbal dirt. Tastes as bad. Couldnít drink more than a tad. czar (9009) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
bottle at reservoir, waterbury. clear golden with a small white cap, little retention. fruity - odd melons, peach, faint graininess, floral hops, light citrusy. average carbonation, almost aggressive though, light body, little to no finish.