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Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery
UFO White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Harpoon Brewery
UFO White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Hazy gold color. Mild, citrusy, spicy floral aromas and flavors of Buddha’s hand, lemon-tangerine chutney, coriander and cardamom, and whiff of potpourri with an even, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length orange blossom water, lemon custard tart, and spiced fruits finish. A vivacious and complex wit with lots of spicy, floral twists and turns.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth, mild & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: Buddha's hand, lemon-tangerine chutney, coriander and cardamom, and whiff of potpourri
Taste Flavor: orange blossom water, lemon custard tart, and spiced fruits
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Catfish Pad Ped, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious and complex wit with lots of spicy, floral twists and turns.

The Producer

Harpoon Brewery

The Producer
306 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
USA
1 617-574-9551

Witbier

Beer Glass Pokal Gold.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Witbier or wit beers are pale straw to deep golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5%. These unfiltered beers are a style of flavored wheat beer, and derive much of their flavoring from bitter curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. This style is distinctly Belgian in origin and has seen resurgence in recent decades. It is now widely produced in the US as a summer seasonal. Noteworthy example of this style include: Hoegaarden White Beer, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and Brouwerij de Gouden Boom Blanche de Bruges. Pair with Thai noodles or baked chicken.