UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BA SCORE
81
good
781 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
Ratings:
781
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
17.98%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
141
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ajilllau
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice light summery beer. The raspberry tastes natural that you really taste initially then it finishes with wheas and grain. In my opinion, sometimes fruit beers taste fake like chemicals and they did a good job preventing that. It pours a nice pink/purple tint. Surprisingly, it has sold well for us and I would order again.

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Photo of BeccaH
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.52/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hotsudge
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shellynix
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a depression-glass tumbler, which just so happens to be pink-tinted. Let my wife pick this one, my choice would've been Uncle Billy's Barton Springs Pale Ale from Austin. I should mention that the word ' Hefeweizen' was nowhere to be found on the bottle, only Raspberry Ale Zinger, so wasn't exactly sure what style it was until I hopped on to ba. Oh well, here goes nothing.

A- Lighting in my house isn't the best, and the pink glass didn't help much, but could see a cloudy, rose-colored beer with a lingering pinkish-white 3/4 inch head.
S- Besides the obvious, some faint citrus and strong yeast aromas. Very pleasant smelling, leaves behind a bit of acridness in the nose,
T- The raspberry flavor isn't as strong as I imagined, neither is the flavor of this ale. This is where I get a little disappointed. It's a little bit bolder than an AAL, but not much.
M- The carbonation is well balanced, and the light-bodied dry finish does do well in the refreshment category.
O- Wife loved it, I could take it or leave it. I need a beer with a bit more chutzpah and this doesn't have it. I'm going with the assumption the regular UFO Hefe is also Switzerland in this regard and will not seek it out either. To be fair, I'm poorly-glassed and also new to the review, so that should factor in as well.

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Photo of Wanderlust_Ink
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caitlingwell
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giesch
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdub70085
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmweiss
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyNole
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nomad93
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glass_house
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.56 out of 5 based on 781 ratings.
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