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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 41
Gots: 261 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2009

Light, crisp, refreshing UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years. Brewed with orange peel and a unique blend of spices, UFO White is the perfect choice for a summer’s barbecue, a night out with friends or any time you¹re thirsting for something a little different. Like UFO Hefeweizen and UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen, we leave UFO White Unfiltered for a more natural taste and appearance.

10 IBU
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Ratings: 1,211 | Reviews: 228
Photo of jetpilot12
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great white ale, enjoyed every moment of it. Bought numerous six packs.

Photo of cyclonece09
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Smells of orange and sweet wheat. Tastes of weak wheat with orange dominating. Beer is light bodied and heavily carbonated. Overall an above average beer.

Photo of Rkspar
4.87/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The orange peel used to make the beer gives it a real nice overall taste. Definitely a go to beer.

Photo of Paul432_1
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a great refreshing Witbier. Lightly flavored Orange , with a delicious aftertaste. Very similar to Shock Top original, but without the sweetness. Highly recommend this beer

Photo of Cris4545
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfect for after a hike!

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like a giant banana jammed into a wheat beer! By far one of my go to beers when I can't have an IPA.

Photo of cbh0028
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Belgian White, nothing special but still a good buy.

Photo of Csikic93
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great refreshing beer made even better with a slice of orange.

Photo of rtcjny
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great tasting smooth beer

Photo of Psunuke93
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a weak Shock Top.

Photo of Lanypany88
4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fucking great awesome sex good

Photo of PurpledOut
4.9/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a super tasty beer.

Photo of Fuzzgun91
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Very good Witbeer. Doesn't need an orange slice in it to have that perfect taste. Noticeably orangey and sweet without going over the top. Delicious.

Photo of oddlynormal89
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Light and refreshing.

Photo of trishhart
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Really light. Has a citrus and floral taste. Delicious.

Photo of JonSC
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

One of my favorite wheat beers I've had. Just excellent all around.

Photo of JamesBondGA
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

like yellow pee in color, you can see the carbonation bubbles constantly going to the top. hints of orange when smelling it. Too light in flavor to me. Like drinking a carbonated apple juice.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%

A very good beer, not quite outstanding but very enjoyable.

Photo of kfawku123
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%

This is one of the best Belgian style wit beers I've sampled. It has all the hints of coriander and orange that other wit beers have (similar to Hoegaarden) and what I enjoyed the most about this beer is how crisp the flavor and pleasing the after-taste. This is one smooth drink. Will definitely have some more.

Photo of Vitruvius
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

worth a try. Not quite as good as Allagash White.

Photo of Grugalug
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color. Leaves a nice 1.5 finger of head, with lots of bubbles coming up to reinforce the head. Looks nice and inviting. (3.7)

S- Very characterful yeast aroma. Typical banana and clove aromas that are very pleasant. Also some citrus character, primarily orange. No detectable hop aroma, but just smells very fruity and spicy. (3.7)

T- Very similar to the head. Banana, clove, orange, some subtle maltiness. Hop bitterness on the back end balances it out, but just a bit too much bitterness on the back end for it to be as well-balanced as I would personally like it to be. Nonetheless very refreshing. (3.5)

M- Pretty light-bodied, but certainly not watery. Spritz-like carbonation and goes down very easily. Great for lighter dishes or hotter days. (3.7)

O- A very nice take on the classic Belgian Witbier. Very nice for spring through late summer, very refreshing and very easy to drink. By far and away one of the better "summer beers" for the money. (3.62)

Photo of bassboneman
4/5  rDev +11.1%

On a hot day(s) this is a great beer. Easy to drink - light and tasty!
I am not typically a huge "wheat" beer fan - but this one is great!

Photo of TWStandley
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

Overall a remarkable average beer.

Have had on numerous occasions. Always pours a light straw color with a decent haze, large billowing head.

Typical yeast smells, slight tartness.

Taste is somewhat subdued, a bit watery.

Mouthfeel light and bubbly.

Overall an OK beer.

Photo of smakawhat
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep light orange with hints of lemon yellow. Solidly opaque, with some degree and sight of carbonation inside. Head is fluffy and makes three fingers tall with an off white appearance. Fairly decent staying power as it falls slowly.

A real nice smell of orange but a bit sweet and artificial slightly. Spritzy clove slightly, but lots of bubblegum and penny candy smells.

Palate comes a little dissapointing. Very watery brew, with little malt depth at all. Not much Belgian character to this amongst a wet and orange tang sugary body. Kool aid like finish with lots of sweet character. Sort of flattened soda character also.

Overall it comes off kind of weak and really there's no wheat depth to this at all. Drinks like sweet tang kool aid fruit punch orange more than anything.

Photo of MaineBrewing
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - poured a pale straw with light orange highlights and a one finger white head that dissipated quickly much like a sprite or other similar soda would. No lacing or residual head leaving it flat looking shortly after the pour.

S - nose is a subdued fruityness, candied banana notes followed by tons of orange dominant citrus aroma that also is a little lemony. A mellow malt wafting through after that with some slight pepper and herbs.

T - very mellow flavor profile, starts with a slight fruity yeast taste thats a little herbal with orange and banana, ends with a mellow malt flavor, slight bitterness but not substantial, and almost a lacking wateriness at the end.

M - carbonation is medium to low for the style, or at least less then what I'd prefer. This left it less crisp and a little chewy for the style.

O - this is a good solid beer, but has some areas leaving me less then impressed. After the pour the beer was very flat in appearance. Taste was great but wish it was kicked up a notch, it seems a little mellow and subdued.

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.