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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Octoberfest Beer

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1,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 21
Gots: 82 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

deansellers, Oct 06, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -14.1%

Jules24, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Texasfan549, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pretty good Octoberfest. Had this poured into a pint glass. Beautiful color, probably the best feature of the beer, a very nice reddish-orange. The flavor wasn't quite a strong as I'd like for an October, the molasses and malt that you'd like to see are there, but are just mild. Good head, nice lacing. Very good, better than most, but nothing special.

MarkQ617, Oct 03, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

DJFetherolf, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JoeMans, Oct 01, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -12%

BaconManic, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

cujim, Sep 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mendvicdog, Sep 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Satchboogie, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

pisano, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

InkedinRi, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jascott2112, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Darthdudical, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Clear golden color decent white head. Rich sweet bready pilsner with a hint of hop flavor. Nice enough marzen, better than some other versions I've had but still not quite as good as the German versions.

johnnnniee, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rypkr, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JKG, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Harpoon's version of an Oktoberfest beer is a little light for me, but it is very consistent.

ckilly, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Recommended bay an old friend. Pours amber gold with a thin white head. Decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is of bready sweet malts, and caramel. Body is medium with light carbonation. Taste is malty up front. Hints of toast and fruit, with a touch of hops in the finish. Excellent!

riversider76, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Lewdd, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

rderedin, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lordofthewiens, Sep 27, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

WanderingFool, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

liquorpig, Sep 26, 2014
Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.