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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
83
good

907 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | 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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Reviews by MDekker:
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MDekker

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice orange, almost brown color with a frothy off-white head. I've had a lot of Octoberfests lately and this one looks better than many. Good lacing too.

S: Rich, malty, bread aroma. Notes of evergreen from the hops.

T: A caramel like beginning, a pleasant, refreshing and clean middle, followed by a satisfying taste of hops to finish. More bitterness than I expected, but it's good.

M: Very nice and creamy.

D: Overall, I'm very pleased. Again, my latest Octoberfests have only been so-so, but this is a hit. Way to go, Harpoon.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 01:08:57 | More by MDekker
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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.