UFO Big Squeeze Shandy - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by Slatetank:
4/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
thanks to tenderbranson 69 for sharing this. Enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint.
I am reviewing this according to the hybrid style of shandy not all fruit beers.
The color is rosy amber with thick white head with fine bead and light hazed body. The smell has a sweet grapefruit smell mild malt in the aroma with gentle yeast ester. The feel is great tons of grapefruit juiciness with moderate carbonation and light bitter tangy fruity feel.
The taste is great ...I was not expecting this much grapefruit in a shandy it has a zesty taste with some light sweet malt to balance and gentle citrus acidity keeps you coming back with grapefruit zest lingering in a kind of ruby red sweet and sour way. Overall one of the best shandys I have had, very drinkable and the grapefruit flavor is fresh - this is refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 14:06:23 | More by Slatetank
More User Reviews:
2.88/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - poured an opaque orange haze with a one finger loose quick to dissipate head. Looked dead after a few minutes, might as well be grapefruit juice.
S - tons of citrus fruit, almost smells like fruit juice instead of beer. Grapefruit dominant, some spicyness and a slight bread. Sells tired vs refreshing, of that makes sense.
T - not really my bag, I've had some shandys from the Macros and they still delivered a good crisp refreshing flavor, this is lacking. The grapefruit is domineering, and the bitterness is astringent. There doesn't seem to be discernible hop flavor which would have made a world of difference.
M - would expect it to be lighter, mouthfeel is chunky, syrupy.
O - This is just not enjoyable to me... Not refreshing doesn't really look good, thought the taste would be brighter and hoppier, but its really on the dull side. Will choke this down and the other two will become fridge turds. Meh.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:25:56 | More by MaineBrewing
UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.