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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,069 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 27
Gots: 112 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2009)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Jason, May 14, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -3%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of txbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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).

txbrewer, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of shockingbluamp
1.35/5  rDev -62.6%
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

shockingbluamp, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -10%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

markallmon, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

csmartin6, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of nickmorgan11
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

nickmorgan11, May 07, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +10.8%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Nversobr
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Nversobr, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +10.8%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

Mora2000, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of Apotheosis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of chudson1992
4/5  rDev +10.8%

chudson1992, May 26, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head that lasted less than minute with no lacing.

Smell: Citrus domintates with wheat and other grains.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and drink much like soda with the carbonation. Taste is dominated with citrus, taste like orange up front with a lemon aftertaste.

Overall: Good beer, but not really my style. I would drink this one again if offered.

Cavanaghty, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Hugh37
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +10.8%

standardcherry, May 25, 2012
Photo of deebo
2.73/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Reminds me of blue moon but with added bitterness. Hazy with a white head. Looks like a witbier. Smell is heavy on the bitter orange and plenty of coriander. Flavor is Strong on the citrus flavor. Aftertaste needs to be cleaner. Otherwise ok but definitely room for improvement. A below average Belgian wit.

deebo, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

wattoclone, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of kingcrowing
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a wit glass.

Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a small white head. Nose is yeasty and lemony.

Taste is again quite lemony with the coriander and standard wit yeast. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy and thick. Quite an easy drinkin. Beer but not that tasty.

kingcrowing, Nov 28, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Milkysunshine, Feb 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Janeinma, Jan 20, 2013
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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.