UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

UFO Raspberry HefeweizenUFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
3.58/5
786 Ratings
UFO Raspberry HefeweizenUFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have added natural raspberry flavor to our UFO Hefeweizen to create this beer. Consistent with the hefeweizen style, this beer is unfiltered and cloudy with a solid foamy head. UFO Raspberry has a distinctive, hazy rose color. The scent of fresh raspberries hits the nose immediately, along with a subtle bready aroma from the wheat and yeast. The body is light and the unfiltered yeast provides a soft mouthfeel. The taste of the fruit compliments the beer nicely, neither overwhelms the other. There is a faint sweetness on the palate, which finishes cleanly in a semi-dry, tart finish.

10 IBU

Added by taez555 on 03-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,142
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
786
pDev:
17.88%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
148
Trade:
0
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mass. Bay Brewing Co. "UFO Raspberry"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "Enjoy By 13:13 01/05/18 212" and sampled on 10/07/17
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: This should be an easy review as I've had this beer several times before, and in fact, I could swear I'd already reviewed it here, but oh well, here goes... it's very much like the raspberry wheat ales that were so popular in the mid 90's. In fact, it's a perfect example! My earliest memory of those goes back to Oxford Brewing in Linthicum, MD with their Oxford Raspberry Wheat Ale around 1993, a beer designed by the now famous Steve Parkes for his wedding reception, but then taken up and promoted by new ownership. I then got the recipe from Thomas Cizauskas who'd previously worked for Oxford, albeit it in a slightly amped-up version. It's got a clear raspberry flavor to it, and although it's extract-like to a certain extent it's not that bad. I used to make a similar beer while I was at Manayunk Brewing Co. (via Cizauskas) and I'd use 126 pounds of raspberry puree in 15 bbls. of beer followed by a splash of extract to liven the aroma which was a little more authentic. This one is a little sweeter (ahh, maybe not, just by a touch) but there is a light bit of tartness to it that helps to balance it, and the wheat in the malt comes through clearly. It finishes fruity and slightly tart with some residual malt and fruit lingering but steadily eroding from the palate. It's almost impeccable as it is, and interesting, refreshing, and massively drinkable if you like fruit beers. Certainly worth trying.

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Photo of mitch3114
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of feuematt
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beer with a refreshing tart raspberry taste that is better than the huckleberry one the brewery also offers. Almost perfect for summer days not to light and not to heavy on the raspberry.

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Photo of GreenMtWoodchuck
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kornitsky101
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriswjr
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of token_23223
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alphakitty
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of margnat
2.49/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Way too sweet; not my idea of what makes a whitbier good.

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Photo of Jou
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timmynyc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from a Lazy dog
Hazy light golden color with a smallish whit head that dissipates quickly. Huge raspberry on the nose absolutely too pungent to be real berries or they would be more vinous as they fermented out. Not much hefe character but its a really cleanly brewed raspberry wine cooler, I mean beer cooler, oops.

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Photo of pats3peat12
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_ski
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice light easy drinker here. pretty natural tasting raspberry flavor, well complimented by wheat. slightly tarte/ slightly sweet raspberry flavor. not gonna blow you away but definitely a refreshing and poundable beer.

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Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seakayak
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 786 ratings
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