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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,030 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 93 | 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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Ratings: 1,030 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by secondtooth:
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.31/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a cloudy, pale golden in my wheat beer glassware. Very thin, nearly nonexistent lace here.

Nose is crisp citrus and yeastiness, with touch of spice to round it out. Pleasant.

Tastes mild and approachable as a session beer or a beginner's craft beer, with plenty of orange citrus and a kiss of spice around the edges. And while this seems to lack the complexity and depth of a typical German hefeweizen, it's still a tasty and enjoyable wheat beer that should appeal to just about anyone.

03-05-2014 16:43:05 | More by secondtooth
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-05-2013 15:11:04 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2014 00:46:46 | More by GameOfBeers
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txbrewer

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

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).

04-14-2010 23:03:43 | More by txbrewer
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shockingbluamp

Texas

1.35/5  rDev -62.5%

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

02-18-2013 21:39:31 | More by shockingbluamp
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-09-2014 15:31:20 | More by MikeC144
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markallmon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-10-2013 01:20:06 | More by markallmon
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2012 21:03:41 | More by csmartin6
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2014 03:33:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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nickmorgan11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25%

05-07-2012 02:44:13 | More by nickmorgan11
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2011 07:54:23 | More by TimoP
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Nversobr

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

08-04-2014 22:15:38 | More by Nversobr
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-01-2014 14:03:17 | More by Doomcifer
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-08-2013 03:37:32 | More by iemailjack
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

05-14-2009 01:44:45 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

02-10-2010 22:37:37 | More by Mora2000
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Apotheosis

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-20-2013 02:45:36 | More by Apotheosis
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chudson1992

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-26-2013 21:44:22 | More by chudson1992
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

09-28-2012 18:24:21 | More by Cavanaghty
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Hugh37

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-12-2013 23:10:32 | More by Hugh37
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-25-2012 19:32:29 | More by standardcherry
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deebo

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -24.2%

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.

06-20-2014 23:56:51 | More by deebo
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-14-2014 16:15:57 | More by wattoclone
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

11-28-2010 15:24:55 | More by kingcrowing
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Milkysunshine

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-13-2012 00:36:06 | More by Milkysunshine
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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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