Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen | Throwback Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
throwbackbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a large fizzy head of 2+ fingers that fades fairly quickly with touches of lacing, over semi hazy orange nectar colored beer, tons of bubbles floating up.

Nose is a little yeasty, plenty of earthy wheat malt aromas, nice German like hefe yeast, light spices and some citrus, a little bit of sweet malts, a citrus candy like aroma as well, hints of banana and apple.

taste starts with a tart fruit flavor, almost soured but not quite, a bit acidic as well. The yeast kicks in with a light yeasty flavor but more fruits, light banana and apple, clove and light spices, a bit of citrus and sweet malty candy almost, lots of carbonation helps it dance on the tongue, little juicy. Nice wheat flavors and light toasty malts. Finishes a little sweet not quite as dry as I hoped, a weird almost lilac like floral flavor really late with more clove and spices, light wheat and some citrus.

Mouth is lighter bodied, tons of carbonation.

Overall not bad, typical hefe, nothing really wrong, although some weird and interesting flavors with the tartness and acidity as well as apple, and the weird floral flavor on the finish. A bit drier would have been nice.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of InspectorBob
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a golden-orange coloring with yellow highlights and a filmy ring around the surface. Aromas of biscuits and toast, with some light spicing and buttery highlights. Flavors are light and crisp, with roasted grains in the background giving rise to a buttery and citrus blending. Extremely smooth, with a slightly slick lacing along the glass. Aftertaste is quick and subtle, with a tangy citrus and cinnamon blend. Smooth, clean finish. Tasty!

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Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of puboflyons
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on January 14, 2012. It pours from the 22 ounce bottle a golden yellow, cloudy, highly carbonated, and very heady. There are lots of aromas tickling my nose with an upfront wheat character and yeast, banana, and clove playing up the rear. The body is light to medium. The taste is subtle with wheat and yeast to start and a clean, crisp finish. The beer is very drinkable.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev -2%
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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Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +24.4%

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

In my weizen glass, this beer was a hazy gold color with a small white head.

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

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

A nice, refreshing beer. Nice to drink on a ho summer day after work.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to VanillaMike for sending this my way. Shared with a few Rejects at our UFC 135 viewing.

A - Golden colored beer with a nice head and some nice spots on the side.

S - Nice wheat, a bit bready, slight bit of clove. This one has an interesting tartness to it which is not unpleasant.

T - Pretty nice, a bit of belgian yeast, touch of banana and a hint of clove. The tartness provides a little bit of bite and interesting character to this.

M - Active carbonation, lighter bodied.

O - This is a really great beer. I could have killed multiple 22 oz. of this by myself. Tasty, east to drink, a good hefe and nice session beer.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of agreenman19
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a nice, bright, golden pour with a big fluffy, white head... very attractive hefe..

immediate notes of clove, banana, vanilla permeating out of the bottle as well as glass.. draws one in, like on the old warner brother cartoons where a character somewhat floats in the air following his/her nose...

pretty tasty actually...a somewhat sweeter brew with a touch of tartness that causes ya to smack your lips together... what one smells, one tastes...

lighter to meedium bodied, easy to sip

not a big hefe person, but this is quite enjoyable

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Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kdivers
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
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

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