UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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78
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1,469 Ratings
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UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,469
Reviews:
601
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
258
For Trade:
1
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3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feuematt
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of LWagoner
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

holy crap this is awful. i mean like not especially offensive tasting but jeez i expected more from harpoon. really gross looking gold murky color with a nasty looking white head with massive bubbles that quickly fizzle away. notes of corn, grain, cloying sweetness, apple? I must have gotten a bad can or something because this is just not good at all, damn!

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of swierczt
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,469 ratings.
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