Harpoon Octoberfest Beer | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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3.67/5
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1,230 Ratings
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Octoberfest Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,017
Reviews:
498
Ratings:
1,230
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
208
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,230 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of sharp315
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cshaffer
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevINSIGHT
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best Oktoberfest beers I've had. Nice amber color and good malt flavor. Roasted just enough for character. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass and had a decent head that lasted fairly long.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is amber, transparent; head is off white to light tan with small bubbles and minor lacing on the glass.

Smell blends the chocolate/munich malts well; minor earthy/grass hoppiness.

Taste is sweeter than many oktoberfest beers, lean towards munich/chocolate/wheat blend, less munich prominence and more lighter caramel like flavors; hops are bitter and dry, earthy/grassy in flavors but subtle.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not overly carbonated, moderate sweetness that lingers quite long.

Overall, a sweeter oktoberfest beer with less munich malt punch or even toffee like flavors; still a tasty beer.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdub70085
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice Marzen beer with a reddish copper look and a malty robust taste with 5.3% ABV. Not too sweet but has a little bit too much carbonation...nice beer for the Fall.

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Photo of Buddance
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pours reddish amber with a one finger head almost no lace. smells of faint ripe banana and hints of spice. taste slightly sweet and finishes with a slight after taste. light mouthfeel and carbonation. needs a little more of a spice kick.

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Photo of -chii-
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertraveler08
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Walleybeer
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shellynix
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tiitomireles
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of irrevjim
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from a can to a beer tulip
look; reddish copper, not much carbonation, 1/3" head that left quickly, ok lacing
smell; a little maltier and roastier than an irish red, a little extra hops, hint of sugar/caramel
taste; that little bit of extra hops or something else gives it just a little spice push that makes it nice, a tasty oktoberfest that's not too sweet for me, the bready roasty malts are there but with just that little extra spice
feel; smooth, not too carbonated
overall; it's a very nice drinkable take on an oktoberfest

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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a lager glass.

Beautiful appearance with a deep copper-amber body that's topped by a thick and tall off-white head. Excellent clarity. Little visible carbonation after 'settling'.

Mild aroma, as expected, with both bready malts and spicy hops evident.
The flavor is a bit more hoppy with a solid malt base. Overalll, lightly bitter

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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,230 ratings
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