UFO Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Ratings: 699 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev +4.4%
Presentation: Label is pretty plain with a nice fall color scheme. The front label giving a bit of brewery info and a small description of the beer. Neck label shows the beer in a weizen glass.
Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 16oz imperial pint led to a 3 finger off white slightly tan head of medium density atop a very hazy brownish orange colored beer that has noticeable carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Excellent retention at 5min 59sec before fading to a thick ring and coating with excellent lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Smells of clove, nutmeg, and pumpkin that has a definite Hefeweizen tone to the aroma. Also has a nice sweet malt aroma.
Flavor/Taste: Taste is heavy on pumpkin and clove with a bit of nutmeg and a pepper bite. Again, as in the aroma, has hefeweizen characteristics on the palette with hints of banana and light fruits. Midpoint has a nice biscuit bready malt flavor accompanied by pumpkin. Back end is dominated by pumpkin and spices with a pumpkin aftertaste.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the thick sided of medium bodied with a smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable, refreshing, and tasty.
Overall/Comments: A very good pumpkin ale overall that has a nice flavor profile but is not a real stand out. The unfiltered aspect added a bit of intrigue to this offering. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale @ 5.9% ABV. Consumed 10/13/2013.
10-20-2013 09:16:26 | More by thegodfather1076
3.13/5 rDev -13.1%
I originally poured this beer a bit too cold. As I let it sit I could taste and smell the flavors and spices much better.
A- Amber and clouded with a small white head. The unfiltered process makes it look thicker than you would think.
S- Nice spice and clove aroma. Not overpowering. Don't expect a cider.
T- Carbonation with spice on the foretaste on the front of the tongue and cloves on the aftertaste sitting on the sides of your tongue.
M- Carbonated and light. Very easy to drink.
O- I'm not much of a pumpkin ale drinker. Every other pumpkin ale I've drank has always been thick and spicy but this was a different experience and actually quite enjoyable. I would describe it like a light pumpkin sponge cake kind of beer.
10-19-2013 23:25:19 | More by Ohmmygawd
UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.