UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,226 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 41
Gots: 283 | FT: 1
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: 1,226 | Reviews: 234
Photo of lordofthemark
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A hint of spicy aroma. Orange and spice taste. White and cloudy.

Photo of J30wang
4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. A few sips in, take the time to breathe in through your mouth and you'll really feel the power of the alcohol. Then breathe out through your nose--that's where the orange peel reveals itself into an almost floral zen.

I could be wrong, but this beer is so citrusy, also has a very honey texture when sipped. But it's not heavy. I prefer this over Blue Moon, which, on the contrary, can get sickening. This is personal preference, even with foods, stuff that's too heavy does not appeal to me.

Very smooth pour, head is not thick, but that's okay because the foam will probably delay the enjoyment by just a few microseconds. You want the citrus to hit you w/ a pang for this one.

The malt comes way after.

Photo of SFNC
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes like a orange creamcicle! Nice balance between the wheat and the orange peel. Very refreshing! This will get lots of play this summer.

Photo of Beric
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, from pitcher into pint
Served: 7 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a soapy white head that dies down to just about nothing. Doesn't really leave any lacing or anything in the glass.

Smell: Sweet and 'beery', a pinch of spice.

Taste: Soft banana notes with a touch of coriander and orange peel like you would suspect. Soft, sweet 'beery' notes as well. A very simply drinker.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation makes this one excellent for the style and extremely quaffable.

Overall: A crowd pleaser, but nothing that will knock your socks off, like most of Harpoon's other offerings. A step up from Blue Moon. A good party beer.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: subdued aroma - lemon more than anything else; a little wheat;

T: dull lemon up front; a little wheat at mid-palate; no coriander; a bit of tartness and very little bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; crisp;

O: refreshing, but not a great example if the style;

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a typical hazy straw color with a frothy white head. Smell is mildly zesty and spicy. Taste is refreshing with a nice wheat body, with some orange flavors, and hints of coriander. All the flavors are very well balanced unlike some other witbiers. This is probably the best witbiers I have had.

Photo of jetpilot12
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
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 +3.3%
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 +34.9%
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%
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 +15.5%
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 +18.3%
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 -2.5%
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 +20.2%
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 +24.7%
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 +8.9%
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 +24.1%
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 +35.7%
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 +10.8%

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 -10%

Light and refreshing.

Photo of trishhart
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of JonSC
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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

Photo of JamesBondGA
1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

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 +5.8%

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

Photo of kfawku123
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%

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.

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.