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Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen

Throwback Hog Happy Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold with creamy white head. Aroma is banana, bready and cereal malts, floral notes, light toast, and light clove. Flavor is dry malts and wheat forward with light fruit esters, light grassy hops, and faint clove; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours very cloudy orange copper with a thin white head. Tastes like wheat, lemon, straw, bread. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like pasta, wheat, bread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Gusher! Pours lightly hazy gold with a quickly fading white foam head. A little funk in the nose, light yeast. Light sweet flavor with lemony tang, soft brett bite, faint wheat. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Quick and lightly tangy to finish. Tastes off, unfortunately. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Unclear - hazy medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate yeasty, fruity, yeast, tart fruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, yeast, fruity, tart, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Quit dry :0) Nice .. [20130810]

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
650 ml bottle
This was sent to me in a recent trade. A nice hefeweizen is not anything particularly special. Regardless I always love trying new breweries. Based on this data point I would give them a second chance assuming the bottles are not too pricey.

Aroma / Appearance - A rosy gold base and carbonated white head lurk in the glass. Spicy wheat adds a nice texture along with blood oranges and malts. Overall it feels a bit off my usual idea of the style. Despite that it does not feel offputting.

Flavor / Palate - Oranges, malt, and residual hops tickle the tongue. For a mere 5% ABV beer it does feel kind of heavy. A chewy mouthfeel transitions into a spicy finish that is warm. It is decent without being a stellar example of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy citrus aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy citrus flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Very hazy gold beer, little off white head. Light fluffy palate, fine carbonation. Whisper of smoke. Fruity zing, Little sherbet candy and apples. Light minerally finish. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13, 10/08/13. Hazed orange/light amber with a thin white head. Nose is tarte fruit, orange, light spice. Taste comprises lightly soured fruits, citrus, orange, touch lactic. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Not a hefe as I know it but just about drinkable, that said glad to be taking a small sample!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Ginger and clove aroma with a little citrus. Odd flavour, stewed greens, foetid sprout juice. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Thanks to Leighton. Translucent orange pour with a thin white head. Some belgian yeast esters in the aroma. Slight earthy bready malt, dry finish. Some sharpness. Decent.


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