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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2002)
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Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Above-average, creamy mouthfeel, a lacey hefy with a wheat aroma. Cloudy bananna colour. Cloves. Suitable carbonation, though it is above average.High in pilsner malt. This batch listed at 5.2%. A sourness though really sweetened with sugar, malt.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of oberon
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow! I love when Iam in the Tampa area so I can visit my favorite brewpub.Was one of the most refreshing beers I have had to date.Nice lemony fragrance and taste,nice and spritzy,had five of them and left wanting more!

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

Somewhat hazy pour, banana yellow, with a small white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Usual aroma suspects: wheat, banana, clove, all in light quantities, but nothing really "off." Similar in the taste, wheat, banana, clove, light citrus notes, sugar sweetness. Light body, fairly drinkable, not great, but not too bad overall, and one of the better brews I had at TBBC.

Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co brewery in Ybor City. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it is an opaque, pale, creamy yellow coloring with plenty of sediment and a thin film of head that clings well to the glass. The beer has a light nose that is bready and slightly clove spiced. Flavors are heavy floral and lemon tart that is so strong it's almost syrupy. Tartness becomes bitter on the aftertaste; almost astringent. The body is pretty smooth to begin with, but finishes with a spicy, crisp, dry bite.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mitchster
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy pale-gold forming a small white head with good retention and lacing. Traditional aroma of over-ripe bananas and cloves. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy with a medium body. Taste is very traditional and also a very good representative of the style. Tart, lemony finish. Very nice.

Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As expected, it was very hot & humid in Tampa (early August). After walking around Ybor a bit, I was ready for a refreshing beer.

This was served in standard shaker oint, It is a hazy dark yellow with a bone white head.

It has a big banana nose with some clove and allspice in the background.

Wow, lots of spice in the taste. I like the clove, pepper and allspice. It overpowers the grains. Maybe a bit unbalanced, but still tasty.

The mouth is slick and slightly oily.

I like the amped up spices, but it is a one and done for me.

Photo of JayQue
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint with dinner at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. brew pub in Ybor City FL. Served in a chilled pint glass as a slightly hazy light gold color. Good size delicately bubbly white head with some spotty lacing.

Aroma is great. has it all....astringent, bananas, cloves, a little lemon, mild wheat bitterness.

Taste is good, but no match for the promise of that smell. Some hefe aspects, but it is more lemon zest and wheat without much of the complexity the other flavors could bring. This is still a tasty beer but not a great hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is a hair light but the beer is still crisp and inviting.

I enjoyed it with food on a warm Tampa December night. I would enjoy several of these on a hot night.

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow with hints of orange throughout. White head drops to a film.
Smell is spice, wheat, citrus(orange), clove and cinnamon.
Taste is clove and other spices I could not separate, wheat, malt.
A smooth brew with a decent body, nice light effervescence. A good beer and well received on a typical Florida summer early evening (4/30/07).

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JayS2629
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent, refreshing example of a hefeweizen. Hazy, pale golden color. Slight bit of sediment as expected. Creamy two finger head that fades quickly but leaves sea foam lacing.

Fresh lemon zest floats from a bready background with hints of black pepper and clove. Fruity notes with faint bannana hints.

The flavor is bready, grainy, and earthy with spicy notes of black pepper, clove and ginger. Bright fruit notes of lemon with bubblegum hints.

Crisp, thin, light, grainy and refreshing like a hefeweizen should be.

Overall, an excellent, refreshing example of the style.

Photo of doucmehu
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Shaw
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild Warthog Hefeweizen has a great appearance. It's deep yellow and cloudy with a gossamer-like white head and substantial carbonation.

I was surprised by the smell. This smells like a German wheat beer! It is spicy with big banana and clove notes. They must have used special yeast, since most American wheat beers don't have the fancy aroma.

The flavor is equally good. It is spicy and tart, just like I would like it to be. There is no bitterness.

The body is light and smooth. This is very refreshing.

This is Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s best beer. In fact, this is probably the best hefeweizen I have had that is brewed in America. If you visit this brewpub, you must try it for it is truly a standout beer.

Photo of GreenCard
2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: pungent banana (too much to be only yeast oriented... did they supplement this with banana extract?), some breadiness, some clove

Appearance: straw color, reasonably cloudy. Despite the 60% wheat malt content it had LOW head retention (even with a dirty glass, it should have held up better). The bartender served this with a lemon wedge stuck on the glass... that's their practice, I guess... I removed it as soon as he put the beer down in front of me.

Flavor: Bananas and... mustard?!? That was my initial sense, really (and I wasn't even eating anything, let alone mustardy). Bananas and mustard slathered on fresh, peasant bread and sprinkled with some lemon juice. Has a tart, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied and tight, spritzy carbonation.

If you've never tasted anything from this brewery, try something besides this one. I tried the casked One Night Stand Pale Ale and was happy with it.

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HopDerek
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. Smells are big in banana and spices like clove, with some bread and lemon. Tastes of bananas, a touch of lemon, bread and cloves, with a slight hot dog water finish. Medium in body with nice carbonation. An easy to drink hefe, highly sessionable, could be especially tasty on a warm summer day in Florida, sitting on the patio at TBBC.

Photo of StevieW
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow color, nice foamy head. Faint smells of citrus, yeast, and bananas noticable. Taste was very good and balanced, nice smooth banana, clove, and slight citrus taste. Very crisp and dry finish. Slightly watery feel, lacked the yeasty thick full bodied goodness of a hefe. I think maybe being on tap, it doesn't get the yeasty swill finish, is this possible ? All in all, really refreshing and tasty, a good version for a brewpub. But not as good as the big boys.

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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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