UFO White
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #222
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,578
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,296
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 12:20 AM
Added:
Apr 03, 2009
Wants:
  61
Gots:
  560
SCORE
82
Good
UFO WhiteUFO White
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I can describe this beer in one word: delicious. A nice orange coloration with a crisp mouthfeel and a lightly sweet, citrus taste rounds this out quite well.
Monday at 12:20 AM
 
 
Rated: 4 by SFHbeerME from Maine

May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by jonhodges

May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by timobkg from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy orange with only the barest traces of head that disappear instantly.

The aroma is primarily orange, but rather than orange peel it comes across more like an orange creamsicle.

A sip brings forth wheat malt, orange notes, and a hint of coriander. It's simple, straightforward, and a little boring. I had it at the same time as I had Unibroue's Witbier, and the Unibroue had a delicacy and complexity to the flavours that UFO didn't. Taking a sip of Unibroue, the flavours mingle and dance across your toungue. Taking a sip of UFO, and the flavours just line up and announce themselves like roll call - wheat, here; orange, here; coriander, here.

Mouthfeel is fine, if lacking the effervescence I expect from Belgian witbiers.

UFO is fine - not thrilling, but fine. If someone hands me one, I'll gladly drink it, but I won't be buying it again as there are a lot of better options. A lot of people say UFO is a better Blue Moon, and it very well may be, but UFO doesn't hold a candle to witbiers from La Trappe or Unibroue or St. Bernardus. Even American breweries are making better wits, such as Victory's Whirlwind, or Avery's White Rascal, or New Belgium's amazing (and sadly discontinued) Fat Tire Belgian White.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by QuoVan

3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
L: Pretty standard color with a 3 finger head that dicipates fast with minimal lacing.
S:Wheat, orange, and a subtle spice scent
T: far more wheat and less orange than seen with most beers in the style, kind of bland and wish there was a bit more too it.
F: Decent body and strongly carbonated which I enjoy for a summer beer. The only aspect of the beer that I felt was strong.
O: While more sophisticated, wheaty, less sweet and generally preferable to a shocktop or blue moon, there are far better beers in the style such as Allagash white or Calabaza Blanca
Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.34 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by RollingRockRollingRocker

4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Excellent unfiltered beer! It tastes like a lighter, smoother Blue Moon while giving a completely new feel all together. It's hard to describe, but it's definitely now one of my favorites!
Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by jcameross from Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
(On tap at Zelda's in Newport, RI)

Different taste than traditional Wheat Beer -- much stronger wheat/malt than anticipating, which lingered from entering the mouth through the aftertaste. Good carbonation. Solid overall. Nothing to write home to mahhh about.
Nov 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look - poured into a standard pint glass. golden and hazy. frothy and bubbly head that mostly dissipates quickly, leaving behind trace lacing.

Smell - wheat, citrus, and a bit spicy (likely the coriander). fairly similar to a Blue Moon.

Taste - strong wheat flavors with a bit of sweetness. orange flavor and spices lightly complement the wheat flavor. finish is long and with more lingering wheat。

Feel - medium bodied (but on the lighter end), above average carbonation, and relatively light on the booziness at just 4.8%.

Overall - an alternative Blue Moon with less sweetness and a bit more wheatiness.
Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by trickynicky from Maryland

Sep 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by BEZMEZ

May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
355 ml bottle, as UFO White Ale, brewed and bottled by Mass Bay Brewing Company, Boston. ABV is 4.7%. Bought at Bris Ølutsalg, Jørpeland. Hazy yellow colour, moderate to small white head. The aroma has notes of wheat wort and citrus, hints of mild spices. Citric and thin mouthfeel. The flavour has moderate notes of citrus and coriander.
May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

May 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by AlexL323 from North Carolina

Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Stole a single bottle from my friend's Airbnb fridge. My fourth brew reviewed from these guys, have had many more. This was just ok, bottled on date on 5/2020 doesn't help.
Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by BNoble4Life from New York

Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight orange peel and coriander hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight coriander and orange peel flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A decent Witbier
Oct 11, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by sakumoOD from New York

Jul 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.51 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.13 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by drews240 from Rhode Island

May 03, 2020
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

4.51/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
UFO white is like a blue moon that has been tweaked and improved. It has a light body with very slight hints of fruit.
Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 21, 2020
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