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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

706 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 29
Gots: 82 | 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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Ratings: 706 | Reviews: 255
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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am not usually a huge fruited beer fan, but this one is exceptional by all standards. it pours a murky pink tinted wheat beer pale yellow color with a robust inch and a half of white head with superb retention. the nose is quite tart, taking on much more acidity and piquancy from the berries than jammy sweetness. light banana and clove from the yeast, a little dumbed down and Americanized from the authentic german hefes, but still in that vein. raspberry is more dominant than what malt in the taste, and I love the tartness here, almost having a wild ale sort of yeast and funk complexion, albeit more approachable and indeed more drinkable than most of those. very light in the finish, careful hopping provides enough bitterness to not let the berries be overly sweet, but not enough to make this a hoppy brew. the balance is expert. carbonated like soda, this is nice and refreshing when served ice cold in the summer. one of the better summer fruit beers, and one of harpoons best ufo brews.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
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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3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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