UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by stirgy on 01-25-2001

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
1,482
pDev:
14.66%
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3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
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3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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

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3.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light yellow colored beer with citrus fruits and yeasty banana taste. Light bodied and goes down very smoothly. I would recommend trying this at least once.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a large head. The aroma is slightly nutty, with some banana, black pepper, cumin, and apricot. The flavor has a much larger banana presence, as well as bubblegum, black pepper, and lots of baking spice. The mouthfeel is smooth and pillowy, with a sharp carbonated ending. Overall this is a simple hefe, but with lush textures and solid finish.

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3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 1,482 ratings