UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BA SCORE
78
okay
1,466 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
Read the review
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:
1,466
Reviews:
600
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
253
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,466 |  Reviews: 600
Photo of Zylod
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Giesch
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

 331 characters

Photo of DSWeller
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMG-PSU
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

62 characters

Photo of MishRodz
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

99 characters

Photo of jtaylord
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mchanz99
4.74/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bassboneman
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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(

55 characters

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #102

14 characters

Photo of entenduintransit
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of BranfordBound
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elvishfarmer
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobArmstrong
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good Hefe. Definite too pick

35 characters

Photo of Caesars0331
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,466 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More