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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,045 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 20
Gots: 80 | 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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3.5/5  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
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Spreetaper, Sep 25, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

JasonL02, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pens1967, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

maviola, Sep 22, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

goalie33, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Vestlake, Sep 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

dbl_delta, Sep 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

AirBob, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

EatonHops, Sep 21, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -12%

HeadyDrinker, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of dacrza1
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: September 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker...OCCASION: soccer weekend #1--a success... APPEARANCE: nice, dark amber body that supports a healthy, two-finger off-white head--creamy and frothy, and settles well; lacing is scarce .. AROMA: toasted malts compliment the cold rain outside; some bread, but the flowery hops round the malts to a more balanced fest than expected... PALATE: reasonably smooth and pleasant to drink; a bit chewy for a fest--an attribute of differentiation ...TASTE: malts are more sugary than what the aroma suggests; a bit of caramel and oats late; hops are balancing and lightly floral...OVERALL: stands out from other fests by performing a pleasant balancing act...

dacrza1, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Victor123, Sep 21, 2014
Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.