Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. Aroma was great, nice golden appearance, and was perfectly smooth. Great beer from a great brewery! Re-rate 9/28/02 I remember this beer being a lot better, but then again I had it off tap in a glass. Still a real solid beer, and one of my favorites from Harpoon.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby copper hue. Nice beige head is moderately diminishing. Toasted malt aroma. Nice malts, sweet medium bodied, nice hops in the end. Very decent october brew.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Knowing that the only Harpoon beer I like is their Hibernian, I wasn’t expecting much from this Okto, despite its being one of the highest-rated Oktos on RateBeer. It’s a highly-hopped Marzen with plenty of malty bite. Sort of an imperial marzen, if there were such a thing, and I’m sure that’s what many like about it.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
a very dark, somewhat creamy beer, a bit under carbinated for my taste, not too hoppy, and a bit bland
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2003 Very dark amber color with a smooth taste and a slighty bitter finish. Not as flavorful as some of the German breweries, but overall really good for a local brew.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, nice head, spicy hoppy nose with some sweet malt. Some chocolate in the malty flavor (a surprise there); hops don’t assert themselves so much in the flavor as in the nose; could use more flavor. An unusual interpretation of the style, but I enjoyed this more than the Paulaner O-fest that preceded it. Nicely done.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Octoberfest here. Nice an Malty character. The hops are mild and hidden but let there presence known in a good way.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnificent licorice trail on the back of the tongue…Pervasive caramel malt…And a touch of citrus fruit to top it all off…Nice Octoberfest…
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never met a octoberfest i didn’t enjoy.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect drinkers beer, very nice for the winter