Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 11, 2007
I give Three Floyds credit for trying something new. It was very clean tasting-- just so peachy! The Gumballhead is trying to get in the mix, but the peach dominated. It was hard to finish the whole glass, but Iím glad I tried it. By the way-- mine was not served in a flute at the brewpub. If I remember correctly, it was a small tulip glass. I appreciate having Three Floyds in the area-- they are never afraid to try new things and make beers that are not necessarily true to style. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Old rating notes. Really sour! Sourness overpowers everything else about the Gumballhead. Tastes like bitter peach pits and skins. Almost no sweetness to balance. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 did not like this a experiment with gumball head and peaches.too sweet and sour too much peach present overpowering sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Zeswaft had exactly 1 sip of this beer, so take his rating with a grain of salt. I think I/we had higher expectations based on the description given at the brewpub. Itís a bit saccharine, no question. First sip is a stunner, the peach flavor is overwhleming. But after half a glass, once your taste buds acclimate somewhat, the beer character emerges and redeems the initial strangeness. Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2006
This is awful, but your lady will love it. Itís so tart and sweet that you might as well be drinking a juicebox. You canít taste the gumballhead just an overload of peach flavor. Boo. First time iíve ever been disappointed with Three Floyds. Give me regular gumballhead or give me death.
Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Looks much like Gumballhead with a little darker color. 100 pounds of peaches while making this is obvious. The aroma hits you as soon as the glass hits the table. Sweet taste that is FULL of peach matches with the hops nicely making this a very tasty fruit beer experiment. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Moderately hazy and orange in color with a creamy, thin white head. Delicious aroma of peaches, nectarines, honey and orange blossoms. Trademark amarillo is still there, but with a more profound snappy sweetness. Tart, sugary peaches roll out the flavor. Non acidic, but thereís a vinous element. Scones topped with dried nectarine chews, with a transition thatís all peach Jolly Ranchers meshed with a bountiful breakfast danish. Some sort of tropical Sunny D quality too. Medium-bodied, tart, slick and solid entry each sip with a fruity peach reconnaissance ringing on the coattails. Well-melded and balanced, finishing like passion fruit bodywash. DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 This is a one-off experiment where a barrel of Gumballhead was fermented on 80 (100?) pounds of peaches for 1-1/2 years. On-tap at the Floyds brewpub: An odd color... but in this place, odd is the status quo. Yes, it is indeed peach colored, with the foam forming thin chunks along the side of the glass. Taste is a peachy sourness; I can taste everything from the fuzz to the stringy bits that stick to the pits. You can just get a hint of the Gumballhead base, in the form of a bit of citrus, but little more distinct hop bitterness. The Gumballhead makes a valiant stand in the glass, but the peaches win out. Can get a little bit soapy toward the end.