Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Autumn leaves distinguish the label from the others. 12oz brown bottle with no readable freshness date.
Appearance: Russet reddish copper with a healthy caked-on off-white head.
Smell: Fragrant hops with a hint of deeply toasted malt and a clean sweetness holding a very faint fruitiness.
Taste: Smooth and medium to full in body, hops are subtle yet gain ground towards the finish. Small but snappy hop bitterness with a toasted bread malt palate and a hint of unsweetened chocolate. Vague fruitiness in the middle yet finishes with a leafy hop flavour, a pinch of sweetness and remnants of chocolate malt.
Notes: A great "American" Octoberfest brew, and that seems to be what they intended to create. In all aspects for me it is one hell of a fall seasonal extremely drinkable, quite tasty and a clean beer all around. A top pick for me amongst the other American Octoberfest brews.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2003 02:48:08 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Having this in a proper Harpoon dimpled litre stein glass at the brewery is a real treat ... One of my favourite local Octoberfest beers on draught. Although, this is not a lager, thus not a true Marzen/Oktoberfest. It's a nice Amber Ale for a festive occassion.
Serving type: on-tap
10-12-2001 19:41:38 | More by Todd
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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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