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UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,228 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 17
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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rudyarmand

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3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six pack of Harpoon UFO for the Super Bowl, but decided to enjoy them on friday evening. I have enjoyed the hefeweizen beers from Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr, and totally agree that Weihenstephaner is one of the greatest beers on the planet. So, perhaps the Harpoon UFO offering had an impossible act to follow.

Harpoon UFO is not objectionable in any way. I drank three bottles and will consume the other three today. However, once you've developed a taste for the real deal from Germany, it is doubtful that you would rate this product in the same league. Too many breweries are trying to cash in on Belgian and German beer styles without developing a competitive product.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 16:22:13 | More by rudyarmand
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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.