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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,171 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 36
Gots: 191 | 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:
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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3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Since ive been drinking a lot of IPA recently i was looking to mix things up a bit.

UFO White pours a nice hazy orange/amber color but even with an aggressive pour no head whatsoever.

Does no head and no lace equal no nose? Pretty much yes. Faint orange peel detected but not much else.

Well, the proof is in the pudding (or the sip in this case) and it did not disapoint. Nutty, breadlike with a hint of banana and orange.

Mouthfeel is a bit harsh because it is over-carbonated. But that's what makes it "refreshing" and a great session beer. In fact, I'm going to bring this to Thanksgiving dinner. It will be a good way to introduce the Bud drinkers to good beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a plain pint glass.

A: Clean, pale gold beneath a thin and wispy head of bubbly, white carbonation which didn't retain very well. Chilled yeast and protein haze settled in after contents of bottle were poured in.

S: Spicy, somewhat artificial citrus aroms with orange and corriander. Pulpy juice and sweet aroma.

T: Sweet, crisp, citrusy flavors up front with a thin, harsh bitterness that settles in around mid-palate before washing down with a little cloying, orange sticky sweetness. Spices are light and mild keeping the flavor pleasant enough without becoming Orange Glow.

M: Thin, carbonated and a tad watery in some spots, it does hold some stickiness in the finish wit a sharp metallic peak at its center.

O: Not the most authentic or well-crafted and refreshing American wit I've had, but the UFO White does pack enough flavor to keep me occupied and also keeps me from reaching for any fruit to add to it. Sessionable and a better option than Shock Top for sure.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle

Harpoon UFO White poured a hazy yellow gold producing a nice bubbly 2-finger white head. The nose is of light coriander and citrus [orange peel]. The taste is dominated by light orange citrus, with a touch of coriander, a little sweet, and a dry cracker type wheat finish. Mouth feel is light on the palate with a lively carbonation.

UFO White is very close to an American Wheat with just enough wit bier characteristics in the mix. The Ale is easy drinking and thirst quenching. UFO White is a little on the bland side when compare to the better wit biers.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A cloudy straw yellow in color, tones of Oranges dominate the flavor.Nice finger and a half of head after the initial pour,dwindled down to a good 1/4 inch at the last gulp.I must say this had a very flat taste despite the bottle date of 2/15/12. Perhaps a bad batch? I am willing to try it again though. Certainly not a typical white/wit bier.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pilsner glass

A: pours a nicely hazy straw color with a Ron of carbonation bubblesand a two finger head that is creamy and is pure white, leaves spotty lacing on the glass
S: great gentle orange scent with a bit of underlying bready character from the wheat
T: thus is the best part of this brew by far, incredibly refreshing gentle citrus taste, but there really much depth or complexity to the brew
M: light on the carbonation which really helps it drink a lot better, leaves a bit of lingering tartness on the palate
O: a nice brew, great for a hot summer day (even though right now it's a cold fall day) refreshing and nicely drinkable

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow color with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Wheat aroma with a rather strong orange citrus.

T: A citrusy wheat beer flavor that is'nt too bad. Has an almost fruity-pebble taste. The flavors aren't too strong and the beer is a little thin tasting. There are no off-flavors.

M: Very light and velvety smooth with low carbonation.

O: A very sessionable beer. Mine went down in a few minutes. Good stuff.

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3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow color with just a slight haze and 1 finger of fluffy head that fades quickly to a thin cap with little lacing.

Aroma: Yeast over wheat malt, with a sweet note mixing in, almost corn-like and some hints of banana in the background.

Taste: Sweet malt initially, then a rush of carbonation washes everything out before the wheat malt shows up towards the finish with some astringency, and faint banana and clove notes as well. I also get some orange pith bitterness in the finish.

The Rest: Medium bodied but lacking in some of the more fruity characteristics that I prefer in wits, this is none the less a decent beer.

UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.