UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by UncleFlip:
3.6/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A recent addition to the beer shelves of Alabama. Thanks for sendng it south.
Nice pale hazy yellow in the glass (more honey colour when not held to the light, though), with an active fluffy white head.
Smell is yeasty and spicy- dominated by clove and hops. There's a bt of banana and citrus under.
Flavour seems to be what you'd expect if a BMC tried to be a hefe. There's not enough fruit, not enough spice. Yeastiness is also odddly missing.
Feels good in the mouth- nice and wet, with an active carbonation that isn't too storng.
It's extremely drinakble- very refresing on a hot day. Not quite lawnmower beer, but more like sitting-in-the-living-room-watching-a-hockey-game beer. (That's what I'm doing now, BTW.) Could come across as bland after a while, though.
When I think of hefe, this isn't quite comes to mind. Not sure I'd go so far as to say calling this a hefe is like calling William Shatner a god actor, though...
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2006 02:01:52 | More by UncleFlip
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3.31/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pale, cloudy golden, with a solid head of white foam. Minimal lace.
Nose is subtly malty, with little trace of the usual strong and spicy wheat and yeast elements associated with hefeweizen. Not bad, but not up to snuff, either.
Taste is light on the palate, grainy, and almost lager-like. I get little trace of any clove or banana or bubblegum notes as I'd expect. Instead, I would consider this more of a basic wheat beer. As a hefeweizen, this one just falls short on most levels. Nonetheless, this remains drinkable and easygoing, and would make a a solid session drink or a fine starter beer for future craft beer fans.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 14:55:50 | More by secondtooth
UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.