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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The original German Oktoberfest was brewed with one celebratory festival in mind. Harpoon Octoberfest is brewed with TWO festivals in mind; our Octoberfests at our breweries in Boston, MA and Windsor, VT. We love the style and it’s a great beer for the fall season. In true Octoberfest tradition, we threw our first festival here at the brewery in 1990. There were a couple thousand people here celebrating amidst the brewing tanks. We can’t quite fit everyone in the actual brewery now – last year nearly 18,000 revelers attended our Boston Octoberfest and nearly 7,000 joined us at our brewery in Vermont the following weekend. Prost!

Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness. In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color. It is a rich, flavorful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ckilly (39) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
We had this brew at the Windsor brewery which made it very fresh. The food is good, but doesn't stack up to the brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a deep copper , sweet bready malt aroma . Clean crisp hops with a sweet finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
damzz (448) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a brown orange with white head that leaves much lacing. The aroma is caramel malt. The palate is medium body. The taste is slightly sweet malt with hop bitterness also slight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Darker amber brown pour. Mild aroma. Malts, caramel and chocolate. Taste malty and caramel up front. Chocolate, cocoa finish. Smooth for style. Overall good octoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (194) - - OCT 21, 2014
12 ounce beer pours a reddish copper color. Off white creamy head that dissipates quickly. Sweet caramel aroma nothing from hops. Nicely balanced Oktoberfest beer very malty and Carmel flavor. Just enough hop bitterness for balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4826) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear orange copper with a creamy film on top. Faint aroma of toffee and toasted walnut. Tastes of toasted nut, toffee apple and a touch of dry cocoa. Medium body is to the roasty side for the style and has medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
geeklimit (282) - USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a light brown, plenty of carbonation and a bubbling head. Sharper malt aroma with a clean malt taste. Minimal aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. Ehh was a bit thin and lacked something. Some nice notes of caramel malt and mild chocolate. This body. Needs a boost of malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9924) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"This is average or just above from the style. Definitely hits the spot when the mood is right. Mic medium bodied blend of bread, caramel, nuts, spice, and a hint of hops. "

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