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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
83
good

909 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-05-2012 00:03:31 | More by stampfler07
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is on the malty side. Taste is malts up front, caramel, a bit of sweetness to it, some breadiness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 16:10:00 | More by tone77
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rsant

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-02-2012 17:40:32 | More by rsant
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rtucker06

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-31-2012 22:01:36 | More by rtucker06
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Campodog

Spain

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-31-2012 16:52:41 | More by Campodog
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2012 00:38:30 | More by Goldfishman
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-28-2012 22:58:59 | More by sweisel80
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

01-28-2012 18:58:02 | More by BigTrubble
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AndrewM90

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-28-2012 01:25:26 | More by AndrewM90
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Bito401

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Harpoon has a lot of good beers but this by far has to be my personal favorite of there seasonal/regular offerings. I really wish they sold this stuff year round. Great tasting beer with a smooth aftertaste.

Overall - 4.5

One of the best Octoberfest's out IMO.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 03:47:28 | More by Bito401
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huxcrunner

New York

2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A nice amber brown with golden hues at the bottom of the gllass, not much head or retention

Nice spicey and hop notes in the aroma but not overwhelming

Taste is bitter not very full of flavor, bitterness seems to overpower for this style beer, pretty disappointed with this taste

Mouth feel seems light for the style

Overall im disappointed with this beer I hope I just got a bad batch maybe ill give it another go and change my opinion next year.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 18:52:29 | More by huxcrunner
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

01-18-2012 16:56:43 | More by sean05luvb
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Another tardy O-Fest review...sue me... It pours a clear amber-copper topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises light buttery biscuit, light orange zest, and a few drops of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, this is the epitome of an average O-Fest. I don't mean that as a negative, necessarily, but this stuff doesn't endear itself to me enough for me to think purely positively of it. It's just...average...

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:38:26 | More by TMoney2591
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

01-15-2012 13:51:56 | More by acurtis
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

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mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

01-14-2012 00:53:12 | More by mbs11
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durwood64

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-13-2012 21:34:34 | More by durwood64
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-05-2012 02:47:58 | More by BigCheese
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-03-2012 05:26:46 | More by ange1
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2012 16:25:39 | More by rowingbrewer
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2011 14:39:49 | More by kmwilson76
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-24-2011 07:48:54 | More by jophish17
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-18-2011 21:05:03 | More by Sinewave
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

12-15-2011 13:26:25 | More by sailorastro
Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.