Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) - Florida Beer Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.4/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
10-07-2011 23:13:53 | More by justintcoons
3.53/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
01-19-2011 19:17:53 | More by dstc
3.53/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
12-06-2011 20:56:36 | More by HBresler
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
1.5 finger frothy head with lacing and retention not accurately described since you can only get this beer in a plastic cup.
S: mild sweet caramel malt aroma. Not much hops.
T: sweet caramel malts throughout with a decent musty and mildly bitter hop character I wasn't expecting from this one.
M: moderate carbonation, light to medium body and semi dry in the finish.
Overall a nice surprise while at an amusement park. Definetly the best beer of the choices available.
01-16-2012 17:16:14 | More by kylehay2004
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Clear mild red. Poured with a slight head that quickly dissipated.
S - slightly biscuity.
T - malts, with a little bit of hops.
M - Slighty thin, a little flat.
O - Pretty good beer for an amusement park. Would have been nice to have it in a real glass instead of a plastic cup.
10-30-2011 01:57:11 | More by SouthernBuckeye
District of Columbia
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
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....
07-13-2011 03:56:28 | More by Chaney
Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) from Florida Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.