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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) - Florida Beer Company

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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter)
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dstc on 01-19-2011)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is brewed by the Florida Beer Company for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Available only at the Hogsmeade pub/restaurant in the theme park.

Pours a clear ruby brown with a small tan head in the damn plastic cup they served it in. Head falls to nothing, small lace.

Mild malt aroma with a bit of hop. Not too much going on here but I guess I didn't expect too much.

Tangy taste. Malts and slight hop bitterness. Nothing really stands out.

Thin to medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Not bad. Better than most options at Universal. Worth a try.

dstc, Jan 19, 2011
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Had this beer at Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando, paired with a smoked turkey leg. First off the serving size was huge compared to what I expected. A very easy beer to drink. A beer that most can enjoy on a hot and cold day alike. Would recommend to anyone visiting the park.

Id guess the ABV is around 5-6%

Very easy to drink, not too bitter, not too light

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A: Pours a clear reddish amber with moderate carbonation. Didn't catch the head on the pour but am guessing that it probably a finger of head that dissipates pretty quickly and a creamy topper remains. Decent lacing.

N: Mostly biscuit with a hint of roastiness.

T: Strong biscuit throughout with some roasty brown sugar and a hint of cocoa. Finishes with slight hints of floral hops.

M: Light bodied, smooth and dry.

O: A pretty solid beer and probably the only thing worth drinking in Universal Studios.

justintcoons, Oct 08, 2011
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Amber color appropriate for style, slightly cloudy, good head retention despite the plastic cup
Low to none. Slight veggie aroma
Good Scottish flavor, hops way in the background
Mouthfeel low - too low in my opinion
Overall, a good Scottish. The bartender said he thinks the ABV is 5.9 or so; whatever it is, it's mild.
One more thing, this place has more English beers than United Kingdom has at Epcot. Decent selection on tap.

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I can't believe I'm ticking a beer at Harry Potter World in Universal Orlando, however, that's the only place in the world that one can tick this particular brew, so there you have it.

I have to admit that when I found out that Universal commission this brew by the Florida Brewing company to be a theme park exclusive, I was more than a little impressed. Heck, one doesn't go to these stroller dodging extravaganzas for the suds!

Served in a "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" plastic cup... Ugh.

A: Moderate brown color with a soft, clear amber effervescence. The head was mild and basically insignificant.

S: Malty, but not a Scottish bomb (which I appreciated). A bit of caramel gave this some character.

T: Definitely not on the Wee Heavy side of the Scottish spectrum. This was crisp, clean, malty, and not too complex... But it wasn't intended to be.

M: On the lighter side, but still full enough. The lacing was moderate and the carbonation was fine.

O: It's common knowledge that it get's pretty frigging hot in Orlando, and I felt this was pretty drinkable considering the circumstances. I've always felt and still feel that the atmosphere when drinking a brew plays a large role. I looked out to my left and saw HogwArts castle, to the right was Olivander's Wand shop, and sitting at the table with my was my beautiful Princess of a wife enjoying a beer with me. Amazing times....

Chaney, Jul 13, 2011
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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) from Florida Beer Company
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