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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
81
good

695 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 73 | 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:
Beer added by: taez555 on 03-01-2006

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
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy amber. Enticing. Thick head dissipates quickly to nearly nothing. Lacing exists but minimal.

Smell: Fruit be bangin'. Raspberry dominant as expected.

Taste: Guess what? Raspberry. My term tonight is "tartnice". No malt or hop character to be discerned. If 'summer girl time' is what you want, the is the route to drive.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation bites like a ferret (not a bad thing). Quite sticky. Leaves a feeling on the tongue similar to the soft side of Velcro.

Overall: My comment is "I see what you did there". I'm okay with it for what is is truly supposed to be. Your wife will love it. Hop thugs beware. It's good. Passes the back deck summer test with no issues.

Serving type: 64oz growler

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pink hazy orange with a frothy head that fades fast. Smell is dominated by raspberry, with some wheat and yeast coming through. Taste is all raspberry from start to finish with the wheat coming through at the end. Minot much else going on, a decent flavor but could have more depth. Mouthfeel is somewhat smooth, easy drinker, flavor doesn't get overwhelming. Overall a decent beer, nothing amazing going on here, but not bad.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nearly opaque hazy orange, with a small, peristent white head, thick, fine-beaded, unbroken lacing, and smoderate carbonation.

Aroma: Very sweet, strong note of candied raspberries, moderate noble hops, and a strong wheat malt presence.

Taste: Begins with a tart, juicy raspberry note, against the backdrop of slightly spicy wheat malt. As the taste progresses, the tartness of the raspberries intensifies and a wave of hop bitterness follows on. Finishes with a slight, dry, lingering raspberry presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, perhaps a bit thin.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, refreshing summer beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in June of 2013, $7.99 for a six-pack of twelve-ounce bottles.

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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
81 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.