RATINGS: 552   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47935) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle 355ml.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dusty, keller notes, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [260908]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted caramelish and light breadish malty. Bitter, light grassy and light herbal malty. Bitter and grassy finish. Subdued sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36878) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A deep red beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with quite strong notes of caramel as well as lighter notes of straw. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and straw, leading to a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is wheat, caramel, hops and earth. Flavour is the same. Not really any aftertaste noteable. A quite typical oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear depp dark golden amber with a dense, off-white head leaving laces. Clean and malty aroma with a whiff of caramel. Medium body, sweetish clean malts and a little caramel. Subdued bitterness. Nice alright. 180908

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24774) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear copper colour. Caramelly nose. Medium sweet with clean, hard mouthfeel. No malt depth at al, instead there’s caramel and grass. Light resiny finish. Typical US-style pseudo oktoberfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, thick off white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is tiasted wheat crackers and burnt caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Muddy amber color. Some caramel aroma, caramel flavor too, a bit dry at the end. Boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Amber/golden color, qffwhite head. Malty, nutty, creamy aroma. Malty, nutty flavor, creamy, a bit roasted. Buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (17266) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
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Dark amber color, creamy beige head. Caramelly malty nose. Also flavor is mostly malty with some caramel. Lightly hoppy. Not really a German oktoberfestbeer, but balanced and good with its own.

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