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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The latest installment of the Harpoon Leviathan Series was brewed in the centuries-old tradition of Czech and Bohemian brewers. Harpoon Big Bohemian is a large lager with a clean maltiness and a huge aromatic hop character. Continental Pilsner, pale two-row, and Carafoam malt was used to brew this big, strong beer, true to the Leviathan Series. Pilsner malt is the classic ingredient of this classic style and the Carafoam malt produces a nice, frothy head. This malt mixture combined with Czech Saaz hops, the quintessential hop of the style, yields an assertive but not overly aggressive beer. The finish is dry with a lingering floral hop character.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2009
This dark golden pilsner has a big taste to it that defies one’s expectations of the style. It has more body and the stringent hops elements are also fruit toned. The after taste flexes between being smooth with elements of dry grains and being bitter with interesting colors. The beer was more complex than I expected, but it was good to taste.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4080) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2009
On tap at Bocktown, nice pale. Is this different than the regular bohemian pilsner? Not sure. Looks like a pale american lager. Thin and creamy white head. Has a rather pleasant aroma about it. Decent carbonation. Sharp and somewhat fruity pilser sharp bite. Certainly lots of personality. Almost cake like in the presentaion.A little too much personality for this lager lover, nearly astringent on the the lager impact. Bitter biting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Fresh bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a number of effervescing streams of micro bubbles. A thick head of fluffy, snow white foam settles in slowly to a clumpy, lilypad-like patch. Ultra-sticky, pronounced, broken sheets of lacing coat nearly the entire glass. It’s a pretty looking brew. The nose starts out with bready, doughy yeast notes, followed by soft, creamy malts and fresh, grassy hops. It’s really clean and robust smelling, creamy and bready and everything a big pils should be. Flavors follow suit, with peppery, grassy hops balancing out the pale malt sweetness, while heaps of cream and soft, yeasty dough smooth things out. The palate is smooth as can be, with very lightly zesty carbonation and a body that tows the line well between substantial and refreshing. Good stuff. l really like this style when it’s well done, as this one clearly is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. poured a pale yellow color with lots of bubbles and a nice sized white head. nice mild hop aroma up front. Well the booze is def not covered well on this one. It hits right away and then mellows out to a well balanced malt and hop flavor with some citrus at the end. Very strong alcohol. Weird mouthfeel until the end. Not great but not terrible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4422) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours deep gold into a pilsner. Bright white head recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Saaz aromas. Full and boozy caramel upfront turning crisp and dry in the lasting resinous grapefruit finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a large white head. Light citrus, hot grain, and a bit of yeast. Smooth and sweet, and very thick, and while the abv is hidden, you’re still quite aware it’s there. Finishes with a nice lemony citrus note, but still more graininess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sharp and citrusy with a good amount of sweet malts. Flavor is incredibly sweet and malty at the start with a warming middle of tons of malts, citrus, and a light floral hop taste. Finishes bitter and peppery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Pours a light golden color with a little white head. Smells all like a strong lager mostly, you can tell it is gonna be boozy. However, the taste is not as boozy as you would expect from a beer with this much booze in it. Somewhat spicy, a little grassy and earthy. Some hop bitterness. Overall easy, maybe too easy to drink, big beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Nose is corn, light malty syrupy notes. Palate is corny and syrupy. Flavor is corny and syrupy with some light corn and hops flavor

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Crystal clear gold pour - sticky, soapy lace - the aroma is of grassy, spicy noble hops, with notes of wildflowers, honey, bread dough - fairly smooth, and it hides the abv well (until the finish) - very spicy, floral hop flavor throughout, with some dry, biscuity maltiness - fairly strong honey sweetness develops after this, with quite a bit of bready flavors as well - then the alcohol starts to come on strong, and gets a little astringent in the finish - at 7.5%, this could have stayed crisp and clean throughout, but at 9%, it kind of falls apart in the end, tasting like a good pils with a wee bit of vodka poured into it.


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