UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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UFO HefeweizenUFO Hefeweizen

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

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy, cloudy copper with a big, soft, thick, white head that has good retention

S - grains, sweet, faint lemon

T - grains, straw, faint bubblegum, banana

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This a bit of a disappointment. The yeast adds some bubblegum and banana, but the rest of the beer is rather flavorless. It's also a bit grainy which detracts from the overall flavor. I definitely wouldn't buy this beer again. There are far better beers out there that are actual Hefeweizens.

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UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,472 ratings.
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