Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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83
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1,101 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The character and complexity of Harpoon Octoberfest comes from the malt and hops. When looking at a freshly poured Harpoon Octoberfest, you will notice the garnet-red color with a firm, creamy head. The beer’s color is from a blend of Munich, chocolate, and pale malt. The thick head results in part from wheat malt added to the grist. The hop aroma of this beer is not overpowering but it is present. Tettnang hops add a subtle spice nose that blends with the malt character. This beer is full-bodied, smooth, and malty. Willamettehops are used to provide a gentle bitterness and to balance any residual sweetness present from the malt. The finish is soft and malty with a mild bitterness.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, deep reddish amber in color with a massive, two point-five inch fine-beaded tan head, which retains superbly. Belgian-style lacing decorates the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma: Caramel and toasted malt dominate the aroma, with some grassy hops.

Taste: The taste begins with abundant toasted malt and caramel. As it progresses, dark bread notes present, and some mild noble-like hops present. Late in the taste, a toasted grain note appears. Finishes with a lingering grain and mild hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite full, little carbonation noted, very pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: A really nice, well-crafted example of the Oktoberfest style, hard to overstate. If you are fortunate enough to find it or have some on hand, this would be superb for Thanksgiving dinner.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle, sealed with a pop-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Awesome beer company and this is one of their best

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3.12/5  rDev -15%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A dark copper colored beer with good head retention. Aroma is malty sweet. However, I detected some vegetable odors that were slightly off putting. Taste is mostly malty, nothing so special. Low carbonation in the feel, light bodied.
Nothing too special and I can think of other Octoberfests that I like better. I generally like Harpoon but this one did not do it for me.

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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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