In this winter beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Harpoon Brewery and it is their Gingerland UFO. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this northeast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Harpoon Brewery. Let us get into this German style Hefeweizen style.
It has a cloudy slight golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a ginger to slight yeast notes. The taste has a refreshing ginger to corridor notes. The aftertaste has a ginger to lemon notes. It does not last long. It is kind of drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.harpoonbrewery.com):
It took a while for us to come up with a UFO beer that could withstand the darkest days of the year, but the warmth of ginger combined with the seasonal spice of cinnamon and clove form a perfect companion for a visit to Gingerland. Brewed, not Baked. Poured, not sliced. Inspired by a classic tale. Deliciously spiced. Welcome to Gingerland.
Cinnamon, clove and ginger combine with an unfiltered wheat beer in this deliciously spiced, gingerbread-inspired beer.
- Appearance: slightly hazy, deep orange
- Aroma: ginger snap
- Mouth feel: medium bodied and rounded
- Taste: malty sweetness from the blend of cinnamon and Munich malt
- Finish: sweet with a clean crisp finish of ginger
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, it makes a ton of senses for Harpoon Brewery to take their UFO to the next level. They do have their ever popular Pumpkin UFO along with their Raspberry UFO Ale. It makes sense for them to do a nice brew for the Christmas and winter season. I am not a huge fan of it and this is not my kind of beer style. I can see this being pretty popular brew for the winter season. This brew will start a new trend in the craft beer world. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser