UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Ratings: 969 | Reviews: 204 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2009 01:44:45 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 20:22:53 | More by MaineBrewing
UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.