UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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1.2/5 rDev -66.4%
My girlfriend LOVES this beer. So, I tried it.
Pours a light straw color with a light, bud-like head that rapidly comes and goes. Huge carbonation. Big fat bubbles. Smells like...raspberries. That's about it, maybe a hint of wheat but not much to notice. Taste is, again, of raspberries and not much else except for a funky skunky taste in the finish. It's like drinking raspberry seltzer water/beer. Very watery and very carbonated. I couldn't finish this beer, not even close. I had to hand it off to my girlfriend who gladly accepted. I'll pass. This is one beer that is safe in the fridge from me stealing from her.
10-26-2006 22:09:56 | More by Doomcifer
1.63/5 rDev -54.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright amber color with a pink hue, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is sweet & even a little creamy with raspberry, lemon, some wheat and a faint bit of hops.
T: The taste is fruity & tart with a heavy flavor of raspberry. There’s some wheat flavor, but not as much as their regular UFO (which I like much better). The malt character is thin and there isn’t much hops at all. The after-taste is sweet.
M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, dry and slightly sticky finish.
D: Nowhere near as tasty as the original UFO, didn’t go down very easily for me, not very filling, everything I’ve had from Harpoon so far has been at least decent and some have been very good, however I did not like this beer at all.
03-04-2007 05:18:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
1.83/5 rDev -48.7%
Reviewed on 7/20/08. Bottle. Pours a light pink/red, cloudy, with a white head. Aroma of cranberry and raspberry juice. Flavor of tart raspberry, juice, barely any wheat. This tastes like juice. If you want some fruit juice, this is a good choice. If you want some beer, not so much. None of the hefe notes penetrate the sugary fruit juice of this beer. Yuck.
12-20-2008 20:15:33 | More by LilBeerDoctor
1.88/5 rDev -47.3%
Bottle 12 oz in a pint glass ...
This beer is as bad as Rex Grossman ....Which this gentleman , Grossman cost me some cash . Poured a pinkish / light red color ..The smell was fruit ( raspberry / strawberry ) nice head . Smell of Life Savers & Crystal Light . Taste was bland , boring and blah . It was better than the UFO - rubbish - . but that is not saying much . The taste is too watery for me . More like a wine cooler than a beer to me . I tried to like this , had 3 of them then wrote my notes . Gave the rest to the lads to enjoy . They still like drinking the Coors Light / Bud light swill ..Thans to Rex I did not need that $125.00 you eejit . ...Hold on to the ball ..
02-05-2007 15:14:12 | More by Kudashov
1.98/5 rDev -44.5%
I had this on tap at the brewery. It was tough to finish two ounces, it's overwhelmingly sweet and tastes like a wine cooler more than a beer. The majority of our group wasn't impressed with this beer. I certainly won't buy it and would suggest numerous other 'fruit' beers ahead of this one.
04-03-2008 01:49:42 | More by msolar
2.03/5 rDev -43.1%
My friend recently went to Harpoon Brewery and came back with this. It pours a, um, clear amber color with a pinkish hue? A bit disorienting. I know it's raspberry flavored, I just didn't expect a raspberry color to go along with it. There's a white fizzy head on top. Aroma is a bit underwhelming, walking the line between fruity/wheaty and just plain sour.
The taste is way too sour and fizzy for my liking. I don't mind a fruit beer every once and a while, but the raspberry syrup is too much to overcome. There is a slight wheat or bread flavor, but again, it's soured by the soda-like syrup and carbonation. Mouthfeel is way too thin for a hefe. I'll be honest, I had a hard time finishing this beer. I wouldn't even recommend it to fruit beer fans. Go with Sam Adams' Cherry Wheat if you must.
03-17-2007 01:22:40 | More by BBM
2.1/5 rDev -41.2%
This beer pours out hazy strawberry blond colored with a small white head.
The aroma is candy sweet with raspberries. It reminds me of a jolly rancher.
The flavor has traces of a regular heffeweizen, but the artificial raspberry jolly rancher flavor remains dominant.
Mouthfeel is a bit sugary and over carbonated.
Overall, this fails due to the flavor seeming artificial.
06-20-2006 01:04:29 | More by Naes
2.13/5 rDev -40.3%
A- Pours a somewhat hazy pinkish color. An off white head that leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Smells really sweet, berries and some yeast.
T- Well, one word for this raspberries. Very sweet also.
M- Very light
D- Once again the fruit beers are not for me. Glad I got to try it but I'll pass on this one.
07-01-2008 20:52:01 | More by nrbw23
2.13/5 rDev -40.3%
Got this as part of the UFO Explorer sampler 12-pack, on sale for $10.99 at the Lebanon Co-op grocery. Best By 09/15/10 106. Poured cold into a chilled pint glass.
A: Hazy bronze brew shows pinkish highlights and generates a fizzy 1" pink head that settles quickly to a thin stable layer of foam. Generates only a modest bit of lace that slowly rolls down the glass.
S: I smelled raspberry flavoring immediately after cracking the cap. From the glass it is more of the same, fairly strong and sweet, overpowering anything else.
T: More raspberry, same as the smell. Again, not much else. Is this a beer or is it a wine cooler???
M/D: Thin and fizzy, too much carbonation and too little body. Fairly easy to drink. Nothing particularly offensive except for the overpowering raspberry and lack of anything else. In a blind tasting I'd definitely peg this as a wine cooler.
07-16-2010 22:39:59 | More by BeerNinja007
2.25/5 rDev -37%
Poured out of a 12oz brown bottle into a small pint glass.
A--Egg shell head and a clear cherry brown body.
S--Strong raspberry smell. Not fake raspberry smell. Faint malt and hop scent on the back end. A bit yeasty too.
T--Light raspberry flavor despite the strong smell. You can actually taste some nice cereal malt. The flavor near the end is a bit off. A bit tannin. Yeasty as it warms up.
D--Light to medium body.
D--Not really feeling their wheat beers. Way too tannic tasting. I believe there are other versions out there of fruit wheat beers that are better. This one would be nice if it just didn't have that awkward tannic bite at the end. Annoying rather than quenching because of it.
02-09-2008 17:44:51 | More by jneiswender
UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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