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UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,161 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1161
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%


Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
UFO Hefeweizen is an American unfiltered wheat beer. Perhaps UFO’s initial sensory perception is also its most prominent: a cloudy golden color and a dense, frothy head. The yeast, which has not been filtered out, accounts for the cloudiness of UFO. Wheat malt tends to create a larger head than barley malt, the cereal grain most often used in brewing. When served in a traditional wheat beer glass with a lemon, UFO presents an appealing and distinctive visual image.

The aroma has a faint but clear citrus-like character. This is produced by the special yeast and accounts for the Bavarian tradition of serving hefeweizens with a lemon. The lemon accentuates the yeast’s fruity, tart fragrance. UFO has a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing, light body. The wheat malts and subtle hopping give the beer a mild, delicate flavor. UFO has a clean finish. Unlike some imported hefeweizens, UFO does not have the spicy, tropical flavors typical of European-brewed style.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-25-2001)
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Reviews by UncleFlip:
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UncleFlip

Alabama

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...

Be well
-UF

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2006 02:01:52 | More by UncleFlip
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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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