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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 37
Gots: 224 | 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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Much man-love to my friend Jay for providing me another bottle from his Harpoon winter pack. Poured into a beer mug.

A: Has an extremely cloudy, yeasty yellow body alongside a three-finger, pure white head that retains itself nicely, and has good lacing. Develops a bit of sediment in the bottom of the glass like you'd expect.

S: Kind of weak, to be honest, Not much in the way of spices and yeast, but it's noticeable, at least.

T: Pleasant but boring. Has some coriander spiciness alongside the citrus notes and a strong yeast note, but nothing really sticks out. Would make a fantastic mindless summer drink...but it's winter...and I'd rather have a stout in its stead. It is refreshing, though.

M: Like I said, it's a refreshing brew, with very strong carbonation (it's not as bad as a macrolager, but wow is it there in a big way). It is easy to drink, I must say.

O: Like I said, it's pleasant, but boring. Not horrible, but I wouldn't drink it again unless it's really hot out...and it's definitely not that right now. Completely meh.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fresh keg into pint glass.

Appearance: Full glass yields about a finger of thin white head. Lacing is spotted down the glass. Body is a honey orange color, fairly murky.

Smell: Orange peel, coriander, and wheat-y. Not altogether powerful.

Taste: Sweet and orange with the coriander blast on the backend. It's got that token Harpoon yeast flavor, though it's a bit more muted than in most of their beers.

Mouthfeel: Fine. It's light bodied and moderately carbed for a wit, smooth and easy.

Drinkability: High. It drinks easy and makes for a solid session beer at sub-5%.

Overall: Really not a bad beer at all, about on par with Blue Moon IMO. I prefer it to the regular Harpoon UFO, and I greatly appreciate when I see this on tap when I end up at macro-dominated Boston bars. Not worth seeking out, but don't hesitate to order it on tap when options are limited.

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 1,186 ratings.