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UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 48 | 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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cambabeer

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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is good, worth having. Wheat beer isn't really gonna suck, but it can be "safe" which I think this one is. Much like shock top without the big factory taste and just all around more quality. This is no German hefeweizen, but it's good.
Head is nice and lingers on top of the cloudy orangish body.
Smells wheaty and yeasty. Sweet and a little fruity.
Taste is a subtle bitterness suppressed by the huge bready and wheaty character that is common of wheat beers. Citrusy and crisp.
I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:20:58 | More by cambabeer
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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.