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:
#38,992
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
1,484
pDev:
14.6%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of Danmullens1
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jprudhomme7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

This is a solid white ale, similar to another one from Allagash that I had while on vacation in this part of the country. Didn't blow me away, but certainly held up well to ones I get at home. More like a Belgian witbier than a straight white ale, but I guess you can quibble with that if you want. I'd try more from Harpoon if I'm back in their neighborhood.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I drank a can of UFO White because I got it for free.
Look: UFO White had zero foam.
Smell: UFO White had smelled like both citrus and beer.
Taste: UFO White had a mellow taste of vague citrus and light amounts of grain.
Feel: UFO White had a mellow feel of average carbonation.
Overall: UFO White would be appreciated by people who enjoy citrus flavored beer.

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Photo of godlegos
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into narrow glass: color is gold, hazy, head is brighter white and presented about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipated to top and then to a ring, some spotty lacing.

Smell is lightly bready, biscuit, then some zippy citrus and light coriander.

Taste is similar with bread, biscuit, light citrus (less lemon like than aroma) with subtle spices, coriander dominant; a bit of bite to the flavor with less yeast like spiciness than others.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a bit of bite, not overly carbonated but just a bit sharper than some in the style.

Overall a good beer but a bit on the simplified end for a witbier - some wheat, some spice and some citrus notes.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very hazy golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head. Retention is average and there are a few patches of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is very heavy on the corriander. There is also some orange and wheat, but very heavy on the spice.

Taste is not what I was expecting. It is just plain bland. The flavors from the smell are barely there and also very muddled. The is noticeable spice on the finish.

Feel is light and smooth. Severely lacking in carbonation and crispness. Almost feels like a soda that went flat.

Overall this beer is not for me. Maybe a step above shocktop and on about the same level as Blue Moon. I'd much rather have spent the $10 on a 4pk of Allagash White instead of a 6er of this.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: cloudy yellow orange with a quickly dissipating off-white head
Smell: citrus and spice
Taste: leads with the citrus (orange) notes and settles into a full, sweet wheat malt backed by spice
Feel: medium body, good carbonation

Fairly true to the style, it's a basic but solid wit. Smell is not very developed but the taste is balanced and full.

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Photo of Jbavi360
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Mostly cloudy orange with a big white head that recedes quickly.

Aroma: Citrus, lemon, wheat.

Taste: Follows nose. Nice spicy notes. Citrus leads.

Mouthfeel: Drinkable and easy.

Overall: Perfectly solid wheat beer. Good deal at $1.50 a pint, too.

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

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy look. Seems like a Hefeweizen right off the bat. Medium bodied wheat beer.

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Photo of Jay_Mobilia
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow orange color, about medium feel/body. Aroma isn't overpowering, some grain,spice and orange peel. Taste is very similar but it's very dry,not at all sweet. It was refreshing but lacking just a bit

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dextr24
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arawrebirth27
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not an experienced reveiwer of beer, just a guy that enjoys sampling new ones. With that being said, I really like this one! It's easy to drink, fruity without being sickening.

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Photo of PseudoLin
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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UFO White from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,484 ratings