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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Ratings: 781 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had high hopes but didn't make it. Pours a hazy orange color. Nice tall head but disappeared within a minute, no lacing at all. Can definitely taste the raspberry flavor but little else. Dry raspberry finish. Honestly reminds me of a flat wine cooler, sad to say. I had a raspberry cider mixed with a Hefeweizen at world of beer one time and this isn't even in the same zip code when it come to actual flavor. VERY disappointed.

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Photo of bluehende
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice mild raspberry. pretty good

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Photo of jmartinger
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irrevjim
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours very pretty ,cloudy orangy golden with a hint of a reddish hue, nice looking 1/2 inch head, briefly. fades quick and not much lacing
smells yeasty, raspberry jam, none of the perfume smell some cheap fruit beers exhibit.obvious but not overpowering.
first taste was impressive, nice raspberry and wheat malt finish, crisp, a little funk at the end. after a few sips it started to get boring, not enough happening, not enough 'beer' flavor
feels light, crisp, refreshing, some wheat maltiness but a little watery
overall this is a nice, refreshing raspberry beer pop for adults, not to sweet, very refreshing and at 4.8 abv it's sessionable, perfect for a daytime picnic or warm weather activity where the beer is not the focus but your refreshment of choice is beer

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

Solid. Nothing outstanding but a good pool side beer.

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Photo of Cure_Tap
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is exactly what it says on the tin, but I have to say that I'm not crazy about it. It would be natural to suspect that the raspberry here would be overpowering and sickly sweet, but luckily you would be wrong. It's much more subtle than that, preferring to tickle your tastebuds rather than beat them to death with a sledgehammer. That's really the most praise I can personally give this though, because the rest of this beer is even more subtle than the aforementioned fruit flavor, which ironically makes the subtle raspberry stand out. I can sense the presence of grain through the mouthfeel, which is soft and velvety, but I really can't taste any of it at all. I've never been the biggest fan of raspberry, and this beer pretty much tastes like someone watered down a raspberry soda. If you're a big fan of that, you'll probably love this, but I'm personally pretty underwhelmed. I was expecting something more from a flavored beer that gets a moderate amount of praise around here. Definitely the worst I've had so far from Harpoon's UFO series, which to this point had all been enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Kooz
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks appetizing; nice straw colored and cloudy/unfiltered. Smells good; hints of raspberry but not too strong and not overpowering. Tastes nice--light with a citrus finish. Slightly sweet, but not too sweet. Decent mouthfeel. It's foamy and full-bodied. I wish it were a bit creamier. If it were, we'd be pushing a 4 or higher. I didn't know if I'd like this beer, but I'm happy with it.

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Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Smoluk
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickzim1
2.45/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Too carbonated. It reminds me of a watered down raspberry soda. Not a fan at all.

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Photo of Devman171
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamanton
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tart and not very Hefe for my taste. Smells pretty good. Just meh.

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Photo of I_imbibe
1.54/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Possibly the worst beer I have ever had. Tastes like a watered down cheap energy drink. Simply awful.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zstets
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy pink tinted raspberry color under a thin white foam collar.
S: You can smell the raspberries from several feet away.
T: This has a big raspberry palate with a balance of sweet and tart over light bread. The raspberry masks the traditional hefeweizen flavors but the banana is in the back providing balance.
F: Medium to medium full body, a touch of tartness from the raspberries.
O: This captures the raspberryness without coming across like Bartles and james or some kind of pop wine. Light sweetness but not cloying.

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

Photo of Lukebell15
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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