Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen | Throwback Brewery

Throwback Hog Happy HefeweizenThrowback Hog Happy Hefeweizen
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Throwback Hog Happy HefeweizenThrowback Hog Happy Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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

Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2011

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
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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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Overall, a really nice light and refreshing hefeweizen. Nothing too profound or unexpected but this works well for a warm day.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks johnnnie for the trade!

Pours a cloudy straw color with a rather thin head. Even with an aggrresive pour, I still only got one inch.

I smell wheat malt and a bit of banana, clove, and a touch of citric orange.

Taste is full of a syrupy sweet orange, which is kind of a surprise. The banana and spicey clove mix with a crispness from the wheat malt. Body is semi-light, but right on for the style. Definitely easy to drink, but I get almost an orange rind spiciness that borders on a Belgian Witbier. The malt is slick and syrupy, like i said before, which is actually a nice counterpart to what can be an overly crisp feeling. I like the way the flavors come in and leave quickly. It makes you want more.

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two-finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Citric and yeast nose and flavor is tart lemon and yeast. $5.50 for a 22oz bottle from Throwback Brewery North Hampton, NH.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a large, two finger foamy head. Not much retention, quickly reducing to a thin cap of white on top. Very little bits of lacing.

S: Yeasty with a bunch of wheat. Some light spices, mostly coriander, and some citrus, banana, and apple.

T: A bit of orange and banana upfront, the banana intensifies as the beer warms a bit. There is some yeast, wheat, and spice on the midpalate that lingers on the tongue.

M: Light to medium bodied, nice level of carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: The more I drink it, the more I like it. An easy drinking, low abv hefe? Sign me up. Not the best hefe I have ever had, but very serviceable.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 73.5% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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