Review: Harpoon Brewery UFO Hefeweizen | Craft Beer & Brewing
Harpoon Brewery UFO Hefeweizen
88 out of 100

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 4.8 IBU: 18

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Harpoon Brewery UFO Hefeweizen

What the brewers say

“UFO Hefeweizen, an American wheat beer, pours a cloudy, golden color with a dense, frothy head. Because it is unfiltered, the yeast accounts for the cloudiness of the pour as well as a faint but clear citrus-like character.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate bready wheat with a slight lemony edge, and a touch of honey sweetness. Low yeast contribution with some fruity esters. Floral hops and a faint solventy note that blends with a perfume-like ester. It doesn’t smell like a traditional German hefe.”

Flavor: “A chewy wheat flavor up front, with light banana, honey, and a touch of spice. The hops bitterness is medium-low, and nicely balances the malt with a bit of resinous, woody character. A light touch of melon sweetness appears in the middle of the sip, with a bit of bitterness at the end of the sip. A very fresh yeast profile.”

Overall: “This one has a little more hops in it and not that much wheat. It would be nice to have some more banana to mix with the faint melon. Could use a bit more clove spice to balance the bitterness at the end of the sip. It’s a great example of a U.S. wheat beer.”



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