Harpoon UFO Huckleberry Hefeweizen

Tonight’s selection is a beer that Val picked out. She loves the UFO series and tries everything they put out. They were also the series of beers that I cut my teeth on when I started the blog, so anything from the series brings me back about 8 years. I’ve never had anything that I can recall offhand with huckleberries, so I was very interested to see how this beer was.

ABV: 4.8%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: There is absolutely no information about this beer on the website except that you can use it to make huckleberry pancakes.

Random: The weather here is absolutely atrocious. I feel like all it does is rain and everywhere is flooding, especially by my job.

This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and bright yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some blackberries and huckleberries along with an almost vinous currant note. There was some toasted wheat as well as a touch of spice. The taste started with some berry sweetness. I specifically picked up blackberries and blueberries. It had a slight sweetness after the berry note and went into wheat. The body was on the heavier side than I’m used to for this series, but it had enough carbonation to make up for it. The finish was lengthy and had some berry sweetness. A single bottle was $1.92, which came to $.16 per ounce. This wasn’t a big favorite of mine and I wouldn’t revisit it.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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