RATINGS: 550   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.

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tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Pours a light brown amber color. Little head and lacing. Not the best oktoberfest I have had. But it will cure the craving

Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pours a light brown with a white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt and a mild bitterness that works well. I really enjoyed this one.

solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Easy to drink and good enough for style. Pours orange brown with OK head and lacing. Some rust with light barley notes. Bottle.

HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Nice dark taste. Pretty darn. Nice chocolately start with a very smooth finish. I would certainly get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

floydslip (400) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Reddish brown beer with a thin tan head that disappears quickly. Semi-sweet nose of almonds, caramel, and praline. Flavor is surprisingly rich with the candied nut flavors most prominent followed by sweet malt and a mild bitterness that really sets off the sweetness. Mouth feel is relatively light with bracing effervescence. If you like malt, you’ll like this beer. Enjoyable!

cmq103 (15) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 A little disappointed there was not much of a nose to this beer. A healthy swirl helps though. Copper in color with average lacing. The taste makes up for the lack of nose. Sweet malty front with a hint of brown sugar. Carbonation is spot on for the style. Overall I would buy this one again. Im glad I committed to a 1/6th keg for the basement bar during the fall season, which is the best season for beer in my opinion.

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

alliance100 (1152) - 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

damzz (501) - 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.

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.

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