UFO by Harpoon

UFO HefeweizenBrew: Unfiltered Wheat



ABV: 5.1%

Opinion: Yuck…

 I wanted to try to stick to lesser known, or “craft” brewers for this challenge, but I had a hard time with this one… I’m not sure if Harpoon is considered a “craft” brewer either, I’ll have to check on that…

Anyway, this is an unfiltered wheat beer. I poured from a 12oz bottle, it smelled like a bud light, to be honest. My expectations are low.

Next to no head, it poured a very pale yellow. I noticed a lot of carbonation being released as it sat on my table. I let it sit a few minutes, and gave it another whiff. Still a bud or miller light scent.

Tried it. I hate it.

This is like two parts bud light, three parts scrambled eggs. Nothing but corn and yeast flavor. Totally not a fan.

This seems like a beer that people who want to say “I don’t like bud light” but need to have something similarly bogus. “I won’t drink that swill! I drink THIS!” but it’s still swill, it just has a cool, lesser recognized label.

The only saving grace I can see this beer having is that it’s a 5.1%.

I’m actually kind of surprised, my friends over at BeerAdvocate.com seem to think it’s good to average.

Truth be told, I’d rather drink miller light

And yeah, I know I didn’t capitalize miller or bud.

I am disappointed. I like Harpoon’s IPA.This is a far cry. I hope I never have to drink this again. Perhaps it’s just me though, maybe I’m not much for unfiltered wheat beer?


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