UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
25.7%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 1,473 ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,706
Reviews:
602
Ratings:
1,473
Liked:
379
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.66%
Alströms:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
261
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,473 |  Reviews: 602
Photo of Wanderlust_Ink
2.72/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pretty tasteless.

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Photo of TomMahan
2.92/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dental
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FrankHiggins82
4.52/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer!!

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Photo of jera1350
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Zylod
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giesch
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the hefeweizen style, so I figured I'd like this before I even tasted it, but objectively, I think this is a beer that can't really be knocked for any legitimate reason. It tastes like a lot of other hefeweizens, sure, but it doesn't try too hard to be gimmicky and end up tasting weird as a result. It's a solid, safe beer.

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Photo of DSWeller
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMG-PSU
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Hefeweizen. My first from Harpoon and I will try again.

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Photo of MishRodz
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light beer but taste different than other commercial beers. I'm not
impressed with this UFO option.

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Photo of jtaylord
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mchanz99
4.74/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bassboneman
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

In my opinion not nearly as good as the regular UFO :o(

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Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #102

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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 25.7% out of 100 with 1,473 ratings
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