UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot)
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot)UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot)
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 10.53%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot)UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot)
Notes: This hefeweizen is hazy and golden in color and gives you the perfect Twist for your beer repertoire; blood orange brings the citrusy zest, and bergamot brings the zip.
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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: a really nice well balanced combination of blood orange and bergamot;

T: balanced between blood orange and bergamot for a moment, then bergamot is predominant through the finish; the fruit flavors are natural - not artificial; by the end, the blood orange is gone altogether; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: thirst quenching; more fruit flavor than many other fruit beers;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, May 07, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of vague yeast influence along with some of the blood orange and bergamot

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the yeasty notes and goes into the blood orange and bergamot. Finishes with lingering yeasty notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Much like their other UF Offerings, this one has a really strong yeast presence and character throughout. Very easy to drink but not too much going on aside from the yeast influence

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly cloudy pale to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Just shy of moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of banana + clove (from the yeast) over the top of light to moderate aromas of wheat malts with just a hint of citrus/orange.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of wheat malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of banana + clove from the yeast and there is a light flavor of citrus/blood orange and citrus/bergamot. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades away quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: I was hoping for a little more intensity in the presence of the citrus - easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Feb 16, 2017
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3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Witbier nothing crazy color was pretty different a very hazy yellow with blood orange I guess I expected something you know pinkish... Regardless smell was nice blood orange grains and wheat all that I expected... to fall short of the taste. To me though this was one of the better Witbier beers I had great wheat grain and some tart edge which I assume from the blood orange but its not enough to make me think its real. Body is excellent crisp clean and easy to pound.

Overall a decent beer with balance taste but don't expect a tart fruit filled experience but expect a damn good take on the style.

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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, Feb 07, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This, from my July 2008 visit to The Bulldog - Mid City in Nawlins: "Best of all, the upscale clientele were offset by some really rough types that made me wonder what would happen if I ever raised my voice in vulgarisms at IHLNC. Slit and Twist were just a couple of the niceties that I heard uttered. Hey, it was Nawlins, right?" Oh, man, it was one of the server's birthdays and this one guy, undoubtedly off of an oil platform, was doing the caveman bit & she was buying it! The Chauffeur & I were in hysterics since we are both thought of as rather "rough-hewn". I now anxiously await UFO Slit; UFO P**sy; UFO C**t; UFO Quim & a host of other vulgarities that the brewers had not previously considered. I could enumerate many more, but as a retired U.S. Navy sailor, I do not have that kind of time! Rest assured, I know plenty of other terms & will be happy to fill you in some other time. Onward!

From the bottle: "Awaken your senses with a citrusy lil' Twist. Blood Orange brings the zest, Bergamot brings the zip. With this new Spring fling, flavorful days await!"

You can probably imagine my shock, outrage & disappointment at having to use a bottle opener to Pop! the top! Why, in heaven's name, does this NOT come it a Twist-off bottle?!? Grrr. I usually hate twist-off openings, but in this case, it would have been fitting. My anger manifested itself in a VERY heavy-handed pour. I think that it may have taken offense to my use of the term, "Twist" as it came roaring up to challenge me before I backed off & allowed it to settle. I was faced with three-fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head which showed excellent retention. Color was a not-surprisingly cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was REALLY citrusy, but with an unexpected sweetness. I could not have identified Blood Orange on the nose and Wikipedia has it that Bergamot "... juce tastes less sour than lemon, but more bitter than grapefruit." Ooh. That is intriguing! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it. either. The taste was not as sweet as the nose had led me to expect, but the citrusiness was evident in the mouth & on the tongue. I think that given the description, the blood orange was really holding the bergamot in check. It was not entirely sour, although I felt some light puckering in my lips, nor was it overly bitter. Instead the blood orange acted as a counterpoint to the bergamot's point. Finish was semi-dry and highly refreshing. It seems to me that Harpoon released it incorrectly, for Spring, rather than for the hot, humid days of summer.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Feb 04, 2017
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3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light head and almost non existent lacing. Pours a hazy golden straw color and aromas are of grains and light citrus. Taste is I guess along the traits of a wheat but flavors of orange and light spice are muddled. Finish is relatively clean with a bit of light bitterness

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hophugger from Virginia, Jan 19, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark gold with a frothy head. Aroma is a mix of blood orange and bergamot with wheat as well. Light and airy with a floral citrus touch upfront. Easy finish too with lingering citrus and wheat. Fans of the UFO series will enjoy the ease in which this beer goes down on a warm spring day.

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Brad007 from Vermont, Jan 07, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: cloudy, yellow color, thin lacing head
S: spicy and fruity
T: wit beer taste, with some nice sweet fruits
F: all of the mouthfeel is upfront
S: this is a great summer beer

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TonyLema1 from South Carolina, Dec 25, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, yellow-orange color. Modest head that settles to rim bubbles. Leaves only a few spots the glass.

Fruity with a bit of orange sweetness to the nose.

Sweet and tart in equal measures. The finish leans tart. The body is rich and the carbonation slightly muted. Surprisingly pleasant without any extremism nor flaws.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Dec 23, 2016
UFO (Unfiltered Offering) Twist (Blood Orange & Bergamot) from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 31 ratings