UFO White | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light, crisp, refreshing UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years. Brewed with orange peel and a unique blend of spices, UFO White is the perfect choice for a summer’s barbecue, a night out with friends or any time you¹re thirsting for something a little different. Like UFO Hefeweizen and UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen, we leave UFO White Unfiltered for a more natural taste and appearance.

10 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,595
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,461
pDev:
14.6%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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53
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538
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Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwm51662
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I was expecting a bit more. Not much smell, not much taste. Very routine.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wheat beer brewed with orange peel and corainder. IBU 11

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Photo of SociableJimmy
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dckenary
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sashmont
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rlhj
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mass. Bay Brewing Co. "UFO White Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "Enjoy By 13:02 02/15/18 220" and sampled on 10/08/17
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another easy review as I've had this beer several times before. It pretty much follows the guidelines for a Belgian-style witbier exactly with just a little more bite here and there while still remaining light and easy to drink. It's far from overblown like Blue Moon or ShockTop. So, typical appearance although it's a slightly darker gold than some; and the head retention and lacing could both be better. The aroma is bright and fresh and interesting with fruit and wheat and soft coriander, and the flavor follows. The orange peel comes through clearly, and there's a light tartness to it as well. That tartness also helps to balance it as the bitterness is limited. Then it finishes dry with a swirl of soft spiciness. It's light-medium in body and delicately bristling with a softly effervescent carbonation. It's not the most complex witbier, nor the most full-flavored, and it's certainly a bit lighter than some, but at the same time I think the style has been over-exaggerated by a lot of brewers and this is much closer to the very drinkable version that Pierre Celis gave us in Hoegaarden and then Celis White.

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Photo of insouciantx
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of svobrien
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimmah120
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date

No head, looks like carbonated pear juice. Smells like key lime pie. Very light flavored wheat beer, with fruit flavors being most prominent, with just a bit of spice.

Very enjoyable, although I'm not sure what UFO refers to

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Photo of Jentex
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCharles
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wit123
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, fresh, carbonation helps keep it light, but still a solid beer taste as opposed to light beers. Standard Wit flavor with orange and coriander. This has been my go-to Wit beer for a while now, just so refreshing.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is big coriander, spices and wheat. The flavor is citrus, coriander/spices, wheat and a mix of mild sweetness and slight fruit tartness in the finish.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bmacdon5
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of briandschorr
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a sample bottle of this beer from my distributor. Overall it reminds me of Blue Moon with a slightly less citrus taste. You may notice a good mouthfeel with a light body and a clean finish. No lacing. This is a good choice for White Beer who are not in the mood for an adventure. A nice addition to the UFO brand.

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Photo of csnyder83
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,461 ratings
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