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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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!

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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Dark amber rimming white head; aroma is light; Flava is malty slight hops; feels medium; finishes malty and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Berard (261) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft. Caramel brown color with white head that lingers. Medium carbonation with malt flavor. This is a decent version of the style but not among the best German brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (221) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 1” off white fluffy head recedes moderately with gracious amounts of lacing. Lovely reddish brown color with moderate carbonation. Aroma: true to the style the malt aroma is dominant but there is a nice floral hop in the smell as well. Mouthfeel: medium body and sticky with a nice dry finish. Flavor: Just awesome. Lovely combination of the roasted malts with caramel and a bit of chocolate. The hops are well balanced to the malt and round this beer out nicely. Overall: Excellent job Harpoon!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours dark amber with off white head. Strong malt aroma and taste with hop finish. Pretty good fall brew, very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (450) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours a dark copper color, decent malt backbone with a slight metallic flavor overall not to bad

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
pours a nice dark amber color, the aroma was very malty and caramel. flavor was malty and caramel with some hop flavor, very little. overall nothing stands out to make this great but its not bad either.. just ordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap, free sample at Downtown Produce. A pleasant surprise in January. Copper color with a large head, it was from a keg in the store, with a soft bread aroma. Sweet taste, mostly of caramel than malt, with a dry finish. Better than average Oktoberfest beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
When it comes to a decent Octoberfest, this beer is kind of in the middle of the bunch. It pours a medium amber color with a nice scent of spices that scream Octoberfest. It has a slight bitter taste that full of spice and yet smooth to drink. My only complaints are I think it’s a little too smooth needing more texture to it and the slight after taste it leaves.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC 2012.Clear dark amber beer with a big offwhite lacy head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Fruity, hoppy, sweet flavour with some candy notes.


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