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

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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter)Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dstc on 01-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
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0
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Photo of moofthedog
2.04/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

How do people give this (or any beers from universal) anything higher than a 3? Had on tap at the hog's head pub. Poured clear amber with slight lacing. Not much going on smell-wise. Tastes like significant biscuit malts with malt extract. Lack of body, when foreigners diss american beer as being "flavored water", this is what they mean. Overall, not as bad as the wizard's brew porter but not something I'd get again.

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Photo of DebbieCampbell
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of CalebM
3.01/5  rDev -14%
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 WickedBeer
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of irthesteve
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of scripna
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of baklo
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Braz
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horsehockey
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dstc
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) from Florida Beer Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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