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UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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bonbright7

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4.38/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at Whole Foods tonight while looking for something different or a beer I had bypassed in favor of fancy labels or styles. As WF had a lot of Harpoon on hand, the UFO became the 1st target.

I brought it home and popped the top for a pour into my favorite beer glass, a 50cl mug from Crate and Barrel. It poured quite well with a puffy head that settled slowly as I was fixing other things up. The first taste brought back memories of what the original Coors tasted like before the mass marketing screwed it up, but it flowed slightly heavier with distinct tastes of wheat, grains, citrus, and light hops.

The clean lines of taste after taste polished off the first bottle without much thought and I went to another bottle. I slowed down in round 2 to notice it reminded me of some American lagers on tap I had consumed a long time ago in college at fun parties.

I could see drinking this anytime as it was very accessible and it will make an excellent beer to serve to friends this Summer. Now all I need is to find this on draft...and it could be a worthy contender for my annual Halloween party.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 02:09:03 | More by bonbright7
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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.