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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)
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3.59/5
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65 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#35,487
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
65
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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 oline73
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of baklo
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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 HardyA
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaney
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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 thampel09
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bb-magic
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kodt
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jhartley
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BColton1
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best thing in the park

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Photo of closisinthehouse
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter) from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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