UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 46
Gots: 313 | 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: 1,244 | Reviews: 243
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 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 Beerwolf666
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Harpoon's "UFO White" is a top notch Brew through and through,of course if you are not a fan of the style,you will probably hate it..[Derp!] anyway,I myself love this amazing Witbier,a very snappy bitter Orange flavor,and nice Wheat backbone with an almost Champagne like Carbonation ~Love it!

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 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 Tundruth
4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very hazy when when poured, settles into a hazy orange color with a small white head.

S- very strong smells of citrus, orange and lemon zest, also a hoppy and wheat beery smell going on.

T- Taste is exceptional and perfectly balanced. I also noticed in the flavor the use of spices such as coriander among others. not to strong in any one way to make it an undesirable to the palate. I feel like all in all this is a beer that should and would please anyone, even those who aren't into bold or more full-bodied brews.

MF- smooth, light, and crisp are a few words that come to mind when thinking about the sensation this beer brings to the palate. This beer is easy to drink fast and seems to grow on you with each and every sip.

D- Very good drink ability with this beer, could drink this for an entire session with pleasure.

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 kenito799
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Yellow brew with creamy white copious head, swirling in the yeast makes a nice haze.

Clean crisp lemony aroma. Extremely refreshing and drinkable brew, light tangy-lemony taste and very mild spice, no grassy coriander and no banana hefe-weizen notes--this is the most pure and delicious expression of an American-style witbier. Fairly simple but fairly perfect, I keep coming back to it over other wheat beers in the fridge. Well done.

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 stewart124
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers of a dense white head atop this hazy straw colored white wheat beer.

Hints lemon, lightly toasted bread, and spice.

The mouthfeel is medium to full and it is quite delicious.

The taste is sweet with an emphasis on bread and straw. Kind of makes me think of a farm. Bits of lemon and orange along with a spice. Lots of coriander in this white offering.

This is a nice solid witbier from harpoon.

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.

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 Lahoi
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy pleasure. If you don't like orange peel then you won't like this brew. But if you do, give it a try. I thought it was a very nice experience.

Photo of ChristianBlack
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in a pint glass. The color is a nice straw, and served with an orange. Thin white head on top.

Smell is exactly what you would expect from a white ale. A bit of spice and a faint taste of orange.

Very drinkable white ale. Must have run through half of it before I looked back down from the TV screen at bar. The weather is perfect for this white.

Little thin on the mouthfeel, but that's kind of expected. Good carbonation.

Overall, I really liked it. I ordered a second one!

Photo of ProfessorHomer
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clean crisp citrus/orange taste and aroma with bits of coriander spice. This is one extremely refreshing and drinkable beer. It is a GREAT brew for one of those overly hot & humid days like we had the whole month of August.

This is a simple, delicious, easy-drinking, very wet summer beer that will quench your thirst due to the 4.8% abv and 10 IBUs. This is superior to the very similar Long Trail Belgian White ale. A very nicely done American version of the witbier. HIGHLY recommended (in the heat of the summer).

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 JonSC
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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

Photo of odysseus430
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my goto beers now that I live in Boston. UFO white is a tasty beer although not quite as tangy as I would like it but give it a shot.

Try Magic Hat's Circus boy--slightly different kind of beer, if you like UFO white. UFO Hefeweizen is not to be missed, it's hard to go wrong with Harpoon.

Photo of Cure_Tap
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's like a truck transporting velvet and spice crashed into an orange grove.

Really refreshing on a hot day, goes down easy, but isn't lacking in flavor. Don't leave these bottles lying on their side though, it unsettles the yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle and seems to muck up the flavor.

Photo of jonziefle
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a cloudy pale whitish yellow. No “macro” suspension of particles, but the “micro” suspension causes the cloudiness. One finger white head with decent retention (sticks around, but not that much). Plenty of visible carbonation. Not much lacing at all.

Smell: Very strong citrus nose (lemon and orange), with your typical Belgian wheat malt to back it up. Cinnamon and other spices are present as well, but they are more subtle; they blend in nicely as opposed to taking over.

Taste: Light wheat taste, with some lemon present to give it some zip. Some Belgian spices as in the nose, but understated. Sweetness is also understated. Flavors are very mild and subtle, but very enjoyable; no one flavor takes over.

Mouthfeel: Medium-boided and very smooth. While plenty of carbonation is present, doesn’t feel overly “fizzy”

Drinkability: A very good witbeir that is incredibly true to style. Very easy to drink and very refreshing. All the flavors are mild and work together very well. Definitely a great summer beer to just kick back and relax.

Photo of williamherbert
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a big hazy, traffic-light yellow. Smooth, foamy head like ice cream on baked Alaska. Illuminated from within; I swear it could glow in the dark. Head goes away after about 4-5 minutes.

The aroma is sweet lemon and citrus waftering above a bready, dry wheat base. Cloves and a spicy champagne aroma. Almost like a mimosa, spicy with orange peel.

The taste is more spicy and "Belgian" than most witbiers. Orange and champagne together. Really different. Sweet and a little bit of lemon sourness, also a bready base.

The feel is fizzy like a bubbly champagne (more champagne!). Creamy and not at all watery. An unusual wit, not unlike Brian Regan. A terrific American version of the style.

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 Amandazor
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, this beer definitely enlightens my soul. It is definitely a go-to beer for me. I can always have a UFO White!

A: yellow, cloudy, unfiltered greatness

S: Has an aroma of orange and coriander

T: very crisp and refreshing

M: I feel the carbonation is well-balanced. The carbonation gives you the crisp and refreshing feeling while not overpowering the multiple flavors in the beer. Even when warm, the beer is delicious.

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 skeetermoses
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, this one was a pretty good surprise. I really enjoyed it, I did have a feeling it was going to have a decent citrus feel. nice light feel, smooth beer, overall this is one of the better white beers I have had in a while. Will have another when I go back to Texas

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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