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UFO White - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

985 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 22
Gots: 73 | 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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Beer with natural flavors added." "Unfiltered wheat beer." Reviewed as a witbier. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with simple label and branded red pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into an Avery stem-tulip in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Disappointingly thin. Lacks creaminess. Poor complexion and consistency. Head retention is below average - about 1.5 minutes. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

Body colour is a murky dull copper - not quite the cloudy yellow-orange you'd expect from a good witbier. Lacks vibrance/glow. No yeast particles/sediment is visible.

This looks pretty bad for a witbier. Outside style conventions, it's generally appealing. I have my reservations.

Sm: Coariander, citrus peel, clove, Belgian malts. A generally pleasing aroma of light strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or overt hop character is noticeable.

T: Painfully simple. Artificial citrus fruit extract, an overly sweet Belgian pale malt base, and a touch of coriander. Lacks the artful balance and careful subtlety of the best witbiers. It comes off feeling like a homebrew extract imitation. I'm far from impressed. There's no intricacy or nuance whatsoever. Shallow depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. I can't say I like it.

Mf: Too coarse for a witbier. It should be light, refreshing, soft, and smooth, but it's none of those things. Wet and overcarbonated. The texture is all wrong for a witiber; far too thick and filling. Poorly executed.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or rough.

Dr: Downable but boring and bland for the style. This is the worst witbier I've had in a while. I'd caution friends against buying it and I highly doubt I'll be buying it again. Poor work from Harpoon.

C-

Serving type: bottle

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.