Style: Wheat with Fruit
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 10
Harpoon Brewery UFO Twist
What the brewers say
“This hefeweizen is hazy and golden in color and gives you the perfect twist for your beer repertoire; blood orange brings the citrusy zest, and bergamot brings the zip.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A complex citrus aroma of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, and lime that blends with an herbal earthiness. Spicy phenolic notes and pepper mingle with vanilla and bready malt and grains of paradise. It’s lightly perfumed with just enough sweetness.”
Flavor: “Orange, tangerine, lime, lemon, and it’s zesty and pulpy, lightly tart, and refreshing. The malt is a bready wheat with a nice cracker that’s cut with rye. Some pepper and spice, and an undercurrent of Earl Grey, bergamot, and herbal dankness. Creamy mouthfeel and some fruity esters that end in a nice, dry finish.”
Overall: “So complex and refreshing with all the citrus aromas and malty backbone. Blood orange and bergamot are in balance, and I can still tell this is beer. Well-conceived, seamlessly executed, and an incredibly drinkable beer that despite the high concept, delivers a near-perfect beer.”
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