UFO Hefeweizen | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%
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.
Added by stirgy on 01-25-2001
Ratings: 1,485 | Reviews: 603
UFO Hefeweizen from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 1,485 ratings