Monday, October 23, 2006

Brew Crew 10/20/06 Harpoon Oktoberfest



Brew Crew, October 20 2006, Harpoon Oktoberfest
Description from: www.harpoonbrewery.com

The character and complexity of Harpoon Octoberfest comes from the malt and hops. When looking at a freshly poured Harpoon Octoberfest, you will notice the garnet-red color with a firm, creamy head. The beer’s color is from a blend of Munich , chocolate, and pale malt. The thick head results in part from wheat malt added to the grist. The hop aroma of this beer is not overpowering but it is present. Tettnang hops add a subtle spice nose that blends with the malt character. This beer is full-bodied, smooth, and malty. Willamette hops are used to provide a gentle bitterness and to balance any residual sweetness present from the malt. The finish is soft and malty with a mild bitterness.

The overall character is a rich, full-bodied, maltiness whose sweetness is balanced by generous use of hops.

Beer Specifications:

Style:

Marzen/Octoberfest


Original Gravity:

14.5 P


Color:

Garnet Red 45 EBC


Alcohol by Volume: (ABV)

5.5%

IBU’S:

30

2 comments:

Dr. C said...

Harpoon Oktoberfest had a copperish color. It had a small head which lasted for quite some time. The taste was very bitter, but not too offensive after the first drink. This isn't a beer I would want too many of. I deem this one a Finisher.

asiansteev said...

I found this red oktoberfest too bitter to enjoy. Hops are good in moderation, but at this point, I'm seriously sick of oktoberfest. Near the end, each gulp was a struggle.
3/10