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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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UFO Raspberry HefeweizenUFO Raspberry Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 23
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We have added natural raspberry flavor to our UFO Hefeweizen to create this beer. Consistent with the hefeweizen style, this beer is unfiltered and cloudy with a solid foamy head. UFO Raspberry has a distinctive, hazy rose color. The scent of fresh raspberries hits the nose immediately, along with a subtle bready aroma from the wheat and yeast. The body is light and the unfiltered yeast provides a soft mouthfeel. The taste of the fruit compliments the beer nicely, neither overwhelms the other. There is a faint sweetness on the palate, which finishes cleanly in a semi-dry, tart finish.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 03-01-2006)
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squezey

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -72%

02-10-2014 18:49:55 | More by squezey
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twentyfour01

New York

1/5  rDev -72%

05-27-2012 20:27:47 | More by twentyfour01
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -72%

02-18-2012 08:21:08 | More by chrispoint
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aep9690


1/5  rDev -72%

06-02-2012 22:56:34 | More by aep9690
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1.2/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 22:09:56 | More by Doomcifer
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -65%

03-20-2013 23:20:16 | More by BGsWo22
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -65%

01-19-2014 15:57:59 | More by thedifferencemaker
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Hailrazer


1.5/5  rDev -58%

06-13-2014 22:58:00 | More by Hailrazer
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.63/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 05:18:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -51%

06-11-2013 23:16:51 | More by Rekrule
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

1.83/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.
4/3/3/2/6 (1.8/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 20:15:33 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Kudashov

Massachusetts

1.88/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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 ..

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 15:14:12 | More by Kudashov
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msolar

Massachusetts

1.98/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2008 01:49:42 | More by msolar
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kevintaraross

Maryland

2/5  rDev -44%

04-27-2014 21:39:22 | More by kevintaraross
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cowineaux

Colorado

2/5  rDev -44%

01-03-2012 21:34:25 | More by cowineaux
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j0hnc2468

New York

2/5  rDev -44%

02-05-2014 01:40:05 | More by j0hnc2468
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44%

12-28-2011 19:28:05 | More by thatdirtymick
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44%

07-25-2013 13:53:15 | More by Rgalvin
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mbs11

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44%

01-14-2012 00:54:51 | More by mbs11
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BBM

New York

2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 01:22:40 | More by BBM
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Naes

New York

2.1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 01:04:29 | More by Naes
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 20:52:01 | More by nrbw23
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

2.13/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Meh. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 22:39:59 | More by BeerNinja007
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mriley1984

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -37%

12-06-2013 01:51:58 | More by mriley1984
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 17:44:51 | More by jneiswender
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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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