UFO Hefeweizen
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen
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From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 14.66%
Ratings:
1,505
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 26, 2022
Added:
Jan 25, 2001
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  273
SCORE
78
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UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen
Notes: UFO Hefeweizen is an American unfiltered wheat beer. Perhaps UFO’s initial sensory perception is also its most prominent: a cloudy golden color and a dense, frothy head. The yeast, which has not been filtered out, accounts for the cloudiness of UFO. Wheat malt tends to create a larger head than barley malt, the cereal grain most often used in brewing. When served in a traditional wheat beer glass with a lemon, UFO presents an appealing and distinctive visual image.

The aroma has a faint but clear citrus-like character. This is produced by the special yeast and accounts for the Bavarian tradition of serving hefeweizens with a lemon. The lemon accentuates the yeast’s fruity, tart fragrance. UFO has a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing, light body. The wheat malts and subtle hopping give the beer a mild, delicate flavor. UFO has a clean finish. Unlike some imported hefeweizens, UFO does not have the spicy, tropical flavors typical of European-brewed style.

19 IBU
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3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2022
 
3.33 by mizx from England on Dec 03, 2019
 
3.08 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2019
 
2.62 by Wellgoose12 from New York on Sep 13, 2019
 
 
3.46 by avisong from Virginia on Jul 30, 2019
 
3.75 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
 
4.08 by TheRealMJB from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2019
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by basaywhat from Illinois

12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus and some clove on the nose, as well as a little yeast which follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet wheat note.

Apr 21, 2019
 
3.43 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Mar 30, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Look: Hazy yellow amber with a small head, minor lacing.
Smell: Some dank hops, hints of banana & clover, wheat.
Taste: Biscuit/wheat/malt sweetness that lingers. Hint of orange/lemon citrus.
Feel: Thin-bodied, slightly creamy.
Overall: A really pleasant, highly drinkable beer.

Mar 27, 2019
 
4 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2019
 
3.85 by Sdotbrown from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2019
 
3.6 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 10, 2019
 
3 by thommo_nk from Scotland on Jan 20, 2019
 
3.79 by Rice94 from England on Jan 12, 2019
 
3.42 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Jan 11, 2019
 
3.35 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
 
3.56 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia on Aug 27, 2018
 
4 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 18, 2018
 
3.39 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 27, 2018
 
3.87 by lovindahops from New York on Mar 11, 2018
 
2.94 by Higdon from Maryland on Mar 04, 2018
 
3.11 by Holderness from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2018
 
3.56 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2018
 
3.14 by Kemblain from New York on Feb 04, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

It pours hazy yellow with a relatively small head for a wheat ale. The aroma is moderately fruity with little clove. Medium body and fairly carbonated. A generally fairly easy to drink wheat beer but also with a good deal of flavors.

Feb 04, 2018
 
3.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

Poured into a snifter. Beer pours a cloudy golden orange color, but surprisingly little head for a Hefe. Smell is orange, pear, bananas, and a slight grassy scent. Taste is mostly lemon, grass, and wheat. Mouthful is very even, easy to drink, medium carbonation and finishes clean. Beer is refreshing.

Got a 6 of these for $7.99 at the local grocery store, a good price for a good beer. This beer is a good session beer and would be perfect in the summer, but doesn't seem much like a traditional Hefeweizen. I do recommend trying this beer if you are into wheat beers. Recommended.

Jan 12, 2018
 
3.89 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Dec 28, 2017
 
3.45 by TexasBackbone from Texas on Dec 21, 2017
 
3.5 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 17, 2017
 
3.53 by DuncanBishop24 from Vermont on Dec 05, 2017
 
3.61 by insouciantx from New York on Oct 03, 2017
 
3.25 by wjbent from Florida on Sep 26, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by kw_pip from Vermont

Draught

Aug 24, 2017
 
3.64 by cunning_stunt from Indiana on Aug 17, 2017
 
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Aug 01, 2017
 
3.4 by csnyder83 from Maryland on Jul 27, 2017
UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 1505 ratings