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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,092 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,092
Reviews: 475
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 93 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear amber one finger off white head great lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Medium- intensity bready notes, touch of acetaldehyde. Lasting earthy hop astringency.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carb.

Zach136, Oct 17, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Tries too hard to be 'balanced' for those who want hoppiness in their beer, but fails at being a legit Oktoberfest beer, IMO. It is a fine beer, as in, the hoppy aftertaste well balances the malty forefront of the beer, but it's not what I would call a proper oktoberfest beer.

dmberger, Oct 13, 2014
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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 1,092 ratings.