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

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 51
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 23.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dstc on 01-19-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 51
Photo of jhartley
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft from the Hog's Head Pub in Universal Studios.
Poured a amber to light read body with a thin amount of head.
A slight aroma of spicy cedar to caramel; which are faint at best
Taste is much better than I expected! A spiciness from the malt and a nice smooth finish.
Nice light mouth feel to this which works well on a hot Florida day at the park.
Overall, a really decent beer that I am glad I tried, if you visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hogsmeade stop by the Hog's Head and have this beer!

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Photo of CalebM
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look--it looks like a light lager or some pale brew that got an orange glow. Pleasant and interesting.
Smell--tangy, nothing distinctive
Taste--that tangy vibe from the smell plus malt. Nothing else that I'm getting--maybe caramel.
Feel--light to medium bodied, pretty damn carbonated.
Overall--this was better than I expected. It's marketed as drinkable, and that's exactly what it is. If you're at Universal in Orlando, you should be drinking this.

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Photo of The-Beav
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

As with the other reviewers have said this is an enjoyable brew in a location that makes for an amazing experience. very tasty brew for a theme park, I'll definantly be enjoying this on our next visit to the park.

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Photo of Evansbeer
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of HBresler
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Chaney
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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....

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Photo of dstc
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) from Florida Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.