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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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UFO (Un-Filtered Offering) Hefeweizen is an American style un-filtered wheat beer. Traditionally served with a lemon to complement the citrus taste yielded from the yeast.

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2.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2003
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a thin white head. Okay, but not complex enough for my taste.

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frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Wheaty citric aroma. Hazy golden body with almost no head. Malty wheat falvors . Nothing worth trying.

2.3
bgarrigus (36) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2003
My first Hefeweizen, which means it was the first time I classified a Hefeweizen as tasting like a wet sock. With or without a lemon, this is not one of my favorites from Harpoon. I have grown to like wheat beers, and have brewed some myself, but there's just something about this Hefe that lacks. I think its just completely out of balance.

2.7
Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of lemon. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Most of the malt balance is in the form of bitterness rather than tartness, which is a little out of character...though not altogether distasteful. But the lack of character in this wheat makes it a snooze to drink.

3.1
jgb9348 (6258) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Slightly hazy golden colour with a large-bubbled white head. Aroma of metal, wheat, a bit of citrus and a very tiny amount of cloves. Medium-bodied; Very carbonated mouthful, then coating the mouth with sweetness and spiceyness. Aftertaste shows some strong sweetness and then leaving the palate pretty dry. Overall, a bit better than I had expected with the low rankings...all-in-all not a bad American Wheat. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.

2.9
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Cloudy amber beer pours with a white head and shows good retention. The smell is yeasty with a hint of coriander and citrus. Not bad, but nothing special. The taste is very mild, with malt, bitter hops, and some yeast all noticeable. It is fairly well balanced, but doesn't impress. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and leaves you yearning for just a little more malt body. The drinakbility is again average, as the flavor isn't overly satisfying and neither is the mouthfeel.

3
jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Cloudy yellow with a thin white head and a subtle spicey nose. More of a Bavarian wheat than an American one if I had to choose. Some lemon citrus notes but not really a lot of much of anything. Easy to drink and refreshing, but not much to it.

2.9
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 A mild wheaty flavor with lemony notes. Cloudy straw color & a long lasting thick head. Not bad, not great either.

2.2
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2003
straw yellow typical wheat beer, refreshing but very dull another pub pack mistake, not again.

2.5
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Hazy yellow with a dimishing head but good lace. Banana, spice, cirus, yeasty aroma. The taste was very disappointing, watery and thin, mostly citrus with no signs of other hefeweizen characteristics. Pass in this one and get yourself a good German wheat.


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