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4.61/5 rDev +8.5%
My wife and I arrived at Harpoon when they opened at 10am Friday morning (I believe they have since changed to opening at 12). We were the first ones there so the staff were still taking down the chairs and putting on the tap handles. The selection was amazing as we had over 15 beers to select from. The UFO series was our favorite along with the Chocolate Stout and IPA. The staff was very attentive and friendly even as they were setting up.
05-22-2013 18:32:14 | More by NJBeer265
4.58/5 rDev +7.8%
I had the very fortuitous experience to visit this brewery as a "side trip". Even after sampling almost all their beer (almost!) over the past two years, I was never much of a Harpoon beer fan, but visiting this place in person absolutely changed my mind! Bravo!
Atmosphere: 4.5 huge bar, big, open eating space, efficient waitresses. But sit at the bar - between the beertenders and the fans you can really get into this place!
Quality: 4.5 I discovered two outstanding beers and also had their enormously complicated and successful big-beer Harpoon Leviathan. Outstanding! Yes, I did have some not-so-good beers, but I had three outstanding ones (and five more good ones).
Service: 5.0 being a beer snob and drinking Harpoon beers over the past two years, I thought I knew a lot about Harpoon beers. But they have so many beers, one can never know all there is. Even with two others Munich Dunkel fans sitting next to me, and with a knowledgeable waitress, and two long-time beertenders, we all still needed one of the brewers to come out where we all engaged in reminiscences of 100-barrell series long past. They went OUT OF THEIR WAY to work with me on historical beer tastes. BRAVO!
Selection: 5.0. With their entire Harpoon, UFO, 100-Barrell and Leviathan series beers, you will find an absolute diamond in the rough somewhere on tap. I found two!
Food: 4.5 - was very, very good. I went with the beertender's recommend soup, which exceed my expectations on a cold, drizzly day.
Value: HIGH. Prices are reasonable, service was very good, beer knowledge was outstanding, very friendly staff.
We loved the place! It did not hurt that we were there the day BEFORE their big Octoberfest shindig, but they were positively stocked-up with everything!
You MUST go this brewery. It is the best out of the 12 or so American breweries I have visited. Thank you Harpoon for a thoroughly enjoyable day. You have made me into a huge Harpoon fan!
01-17-2010 18:12:04 | More by ProfessorHomer
4.57/5 rDev +7.5%
What a great place! Clean and bright, situated in the green hills of Vermont so how can that not be a great thing. Visited with a friend, we had a beer sampler, tried a few other samples and filled a growler. Very friendly staff, nice souvenir store and of course terrific selection of their beers on tap. There is also a great cheese shop next door that anyone visiting the brewery should not miss, great selection and terrific friendly staff there as well.
02-01-2014 23:12:56 | More by Marcusg10
Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT
94 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.