Harpoon Brewery UFO R. A. Z.
What the brewers say
“The scent of fresh raspberries, along with a subtle bready aroma. The taste of the fruit complements the beer nicely; neither overwhelms the other. There is a faint sweetness on the palate, which finishes cleanly in a semi-dry, tart finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big jammy raspberry aroma with a faint cracker malt character. A slight perceivable tartness, giving it a SweeTart-like character. The fruit shines through very nicely.”
Flavor: “Raspberry, start to finish. The base wheat beer doesn’t get in the way of the fruit. A nice tartness and decent carbonation heighten the fruitiness. Moderate sweetness with very low bitterness and low to moderate acidity. Dry. Bright raspberry character with just enough beer beneath to support.”
Overall: “Raspberry character is nice, although the balance may be far too fruity for some. The beer isn’t overly sweet, and there’s some nice acidity coming through from the fruit. Just enough beer to remind you it’s still beer. Very light and refreshing! This is well done, and the fruit seems fresh. ”