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Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen - Throwback Brewery

Throwback Hog Happy HefeweizenThrowback Hog Happy Hefeweizen

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88
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%


Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hog Happy Hefeweizen is a full-flavored, traditional German-style wheat beer that tastes like it comes straight from Munich, but is made with wheat from local farms. The yeast used during fermentation gives this straw-colored beer the sweet flavor and aromas of banana & clove.

You might wonder what’s behind the ‘Hog Happy’ name. Well, it is pretty simple. The grain used in our brewing process gets passed on to local farmers and their livestock (including the pigs). Although there is no alcohol in the spent grain, the little piggies can’t seem to get enough – the grain just makes them very happy!

We encourage you to do your part in enhancing the happiness of the pigs on the seacoast of NH. Drink a beer – feed a pig!

13.5 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2011)
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Brushkanna:
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - darker than most but nice and hazy
S - fresh cut hay field with a slight citrus smell
T - Fresh German wheat taste I really like this one, not sweet like some
M - leaves a long good after taste
O - I bought it for the style and I was in NH but I will look for it again

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 22:21:18 | More by Brushkanna
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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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Pours beautiful hazy yellow/gold color with a medium white head.

Smells spicy and yeasty

Tastes wonderful. Bubblegum/banana sweetness and some clove with a hint of tartness.

Crisp and refreshing.

Overall- Really refreshing/drinkable hefewiezen. Highly recommended,

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 05:12:16 | More by Brew_42
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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy medium golden straw color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever. Smells of clove and other assorted yeasty esters along with a sweet honey like malt and a mild wheat spice aroma. The flavor is sharp with a hit of fruity tart with a solid dose of clove. Light apple and cherry fruits with a light sweet light sugary malt flavor. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sharp sweet tart mouthfeel. Decent brew, I could certainly entertain the thought of drinking this on a warm day.

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11-02-2012 23:31:12 | More by johnnnniee
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heatherishoppin

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Before tasting, I was pretty set off by the fairly weak smell. However, this has got a REALLY nice taste.

This is a fruity and refreshing beer, just as a weiz beer should be.

There was a weak head retetion although this may be because of my sucky pour or glass but in Germany, the weiz beer tends to be fairly foamy.

Nevertheless, props to Throwback again!

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07-21-2012 05:12:05 | More by heatherishoppin
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lordofthewiens

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Banana and spice aroma. A fresh, outdoorsy aroma. Grainy.

A lot of banana in the taste. Clove, which lingered and tickled my nose. Wheat.

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GarthDanielson

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Gosox8787

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 22 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. No freshness date on the bottle. Served and enjoyed chilled.

Appearance: Golden yellow to light orange in color with a slight cloudiness throughout. Pours a light two finger and cloudy white head that recedes slowly into a nice lacing all around.

Aroma: Some spicy hop notes mix with the clove and bubblegum notes. Some graham cracker notes in there as well. Very light and refreshing.

Taste: The hops are a bit subdued here and the bubblegum sweetness and clove really take over. Not overly sweet but definitely on the sweeter side. Light refreshing and drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Definitely a lighter body. A bit creamy in texture as well.

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