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UFO Hefeweizen - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,225 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 47 | 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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CopeTech

California

4.5/5  rDev +32%

01-28-2012 03:47:26 | More by CopeTech
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jeanphony

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

01-28-2012 00:39:36 | More by jeanphony
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Straw yellow, maybe a touch darker, and cloudy. The head is virtually non-existent and dissipates rapidly with no lacing.

Smell: Can of corn, slightly yeasty.

Taste: Sweet and malty, like a really sweet malt liquor. It's too sweet, as if it had Sweet & Low in it.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, boring.

This beer tastes like a sweet malt liquor and is really crappy. Most any beer is better than this unless it's a malt liquor.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:12:46 | More by donmonkey1
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

01-19-2012 02:17:50 | More by IdrinkGas
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JRHope

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

01-18-2012 22:54:12 | More by JRHope
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laicha926

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-15-2012 17:15:32 | More by laicha926
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specialiste

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

01-15-2012 07:02:04 | More by specialiste
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

01-14-2012 00:54:39 | More by mbs11
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durwood64

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.3%

01-13-2012 21:32:30 | More by durwood64
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The best by date on the bottle reads 11-15-11 and it is currently 1-12-12, so it may affect my review.. but it still seems pretty fresh.

Appearance - Pours a very light, hazy yellow-straw color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Has pretty nice lacing.

Smell - Wheat, citrus, and lemon citrus.

Taste - Caramel, wheat, citrus, and pale malts. Has a pretty bitter aftertaste and an alcohol bite.

Mouhfeel - Light body with medium carbonation. This beer is pretty watered down..

Overall - It's lacking a lot of flavor.. either because my bottle is old or this beer is just very simple.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 05:01:32 | More by jsisko01
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

4/5  rDev +17.3%

01-11-2012 21:12:05 | More by FlyingYeti
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2012 00:19:42 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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iMilky

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

01-10-2012 05:12:50 | More by iMilky
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Sudbuster

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2012 02:47:13 | More by Sudbuster
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Shadowzz4

Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This hefe makes its living by being overwhelmingly inoffensive to the drinker.

Color- a beautiful hazy light yellow.

Smell- sweetness,subtle tropical, citrusy fruit

Taste- incredibly light malt, paired with the same fruitiness smelled, all of this is very slight, theres not much there intensity wise.

Mouthfeel- mouthfeel is where its at with this one. Its almost as if there is no resistance at all to downing this beer. Smooth, creamy, sudsy, slick and effortless as anything ive ever tried. Lack of bitter seems to make this beer one of the easiest drinks ive.ever had.

Overall- the light tastes that are there and are palatable make this beer effortless because once its sitting in your mouth its going down easy and quick.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:53:09 | More by Shadowzz4
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

01-09-2012 15:20:25 | More by acurtis
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livewire05

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12%

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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2012 04:12:41 | More by Stoffel
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2012 02:48:04 | More by BigCheese
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

01-04-2012 19:02:40 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

01-04-2012 18:14:27 | More by AWS2111
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Mississippi

3/5  rDev -12%

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Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32%

01-03-2012 07:23:19 | More by shockrocker65
UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.