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Harpoon Octoberfest - Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Octoberfest

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Overall: 8.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Oktoberfest

ABV: 5.50%

IBU: 30

Season: August through October

Have Another: 100%

1,216 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Dark Amber
  • Poured clear with a huge, off-white foam that became frothy as it dissipated. A great amount of retention for an fest beer; probably the most I have seen. Nice spider web lacing.

    Aroma is toasted, even some bread malt. A nice grassy hop scent fills with a nice balance of malt and hops.

    Taste has some sweet up front with the middle big on toasted/roasted malt. Finishes with some bread malt but mostly hops. Slight bitterness which quickly ends.

    Light body and carbonation but crisp and refreshing. A good amber ale.

    Definitely a faux Oktoberfest beer in that this is a lager but comes with a better balance and more hops than a normal Oktoberfest. Very drinkable. I really liked this beer and will have it again, might even make the annual list. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 20:40:31
  • Tasted: Thursday, October 29, 2009
  • $1.25 for 12 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $1.25, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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