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RATINGS: 514   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a moderate off-white bubbly head on it. Nose has a nice mix of caramel and toasty malts to it, which dominate the aroma. Taste has a nice bit of toasting to it and strikes a nice balance, being neither too sweet nor too bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
SA fuge bottle. Really nice bronze and copper colored pour with a bubbly white head. Pleasant caramel malt aroma. Pretty classic festbier taste with sweet malt and a hint of spice and honey. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, dark amber with a nice off white head. Strong malty aroma, some caramel and some yeast. Taste is very consistent, malts; caramel sweetness, some fruit notes and a very slight hoppiness towards the end. Nice, very drinkable beer, nice representation of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 24, 2013
Aroma of nuts and sweet malt. Beautiful clear amber appearance with a puffy beige head. Taste of a hint of the willamette hops and a smooth malt sweetness. Nice octoberfest...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
GCB: Typical Harpoon. Macro and cheap but better than bud. I would get this again at this price point.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (888) - 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 (306) - 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 (237) - 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 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours a dark copper color, decent malt backbone with a slight metallic flavor overall not to bad


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