UFO White | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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:
#33,692
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,500
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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57
Gots:
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Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JohnDon
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matthewbrown324
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange yelow body, quickly dissapating head
Ester, orange peel, coriander, pepper, sour cherry
Orange, cream, wheat, pepper
Smooth medium light body, don't feel any carbonation
A pretty good beer for a style I don't usually like

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

Photo of drtth
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The lightly hazy golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” bright white head that soon recedes eventually to a thin island of foam on the surface and leaves only a ring with a few spots and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass. At first sipping creates arches and lots of scattered patches of lacing but eventually there are only scattered small spots, some of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some citric zest and some wheat and crackery malt. There’s also just a bit of coriander and spiciness in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some orange zest riding on the wheat and crackery malt. The touch of sweetness is blending nicely with a bit of spiciness and the coriander.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with the active carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and light spice begin to fade, to be followed by the crackery malt, leaving a nicely dry citrus tinged and slightly bitter ending.

Overall an easy drinking beer. While not a challenging beer it is reasonably refreshing and enjoyable. If offered I’d probably be willing to have another but it doesn’t come close to bumping the Allagash White or a few others from my rotation.

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Photo of spartacat300
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Hazy yellow colored, a decent foam head and not much lacing on the glass
Smell - Fairly typical for the style - wheat, coriander, navel orange peel, various other spices like pepper.
Taste - not overpowering with coriander which is nice. Get the orange, a hint of lemon, decent amount of white pepper, and some sweet malt on the back. It's smooth and drinkable. Won't blow you away with massive flavor but well constructed. It's just as intended to be - a wheaty beer with notes of orange and spice. Carbonation is medium-high.

Overall good beer. It tastes natural and it's just about what i expect from this style. In my personal opinion, i prefer Hoegaarden. I give this beer a grade of B+

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

Had this on 2018-08-22 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle

A - Lightly hazy straw with a 3-finger white head and mild lace

S - Wheat, honey, grass, light coriander.

T - Sourdough wheat and corn bread, honey, grassy/herbal/coriander spice. Hint of tartness and mild bitterness in the finish.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O - Just an OK brew for me. Kind of a generic Witbier.

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Photo of Dourrieu
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermonturbs
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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

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Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,500 ratings