Har­poon UFO He­feweizen

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Hefeweizen -

ABV: 4.8% | IBUS: 18 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“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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