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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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218 Reviews
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Reviews: 218
Hads: 1,279
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 35.93%
Wants: 49
Gots: 355 | FT: 2
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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Reviews: 218 | Hads: 1,279
Reviews by Vestlake:
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of J30wang
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of woodchipper
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of txbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - translucent wheat gold

S - light, crisp, a bit of citrus

T - refreshing wheat beer without being plain at all, actually an enjoyable flavor

M - light but heavily carbonated, refreshing after being out in the sun

D - quite so - no one flavor is overpowering the other

After having the UFO Hefe I was happy to pick up this six pack (as it was also on sale for the week!!!) and give it a try. Glad I did. Just a refreshing as the Hefe and just as enjoyable. I look forward to finishing this six pack (especially as the afternoons warm up).

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Photo of shockingbluamp
1.36/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head.
Smell: almost none.
Mouthfeel: very fizzy
Taste: Light body
Overall: awful...beyond bad. No taste whatsoever. zzz!!
Had to cut it with an oatmeal stout so as to not waste the 3/4 bottle what is undrinkable

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Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TTripp725
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of nickmorgan11
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Nversobr
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle with a "Best By" freshness date printed on the bottle.

The head is not shy to tower to the top of the glass, that is for sure as it leaves a sticky white lace on the glass. Hazed pale yellow straw color. Hint of spice and wheat malt in the nose, a bit of yeast as well. Solid crispness with a rolling smoothness over the medium body. Light and fluffy wheat maltiness is a strong enough base for the style, spiciness is assertive but not overbearing with a slight kiss of bitterness from the coriander and a soft edge of orange peel. A little dry breadiness and nutty yeast in the semi-dry finish.

While Harpoon's version is missing the tart plum fruitiness seen in most Witbiers it makes up for that with balance and drinkability which is what the style is about.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a large white head. The aroma is what you would expect, coriander and orange peel. The flavor is mainly coriander with some orange in there as well. The finish is spicy coriander. This is not bad, but is a little heavy on the coriander resulting in an unbalanced overall flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JC333
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.