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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle: Pale golden with a dense white head for a 9%. Aroma has a dry pils base with lots of peppery spicy noble hops. Light crisp feel (especially for 9% ABV). Dry lightly biscuity base with a very spicy noble hop presence to balance. Zesty and lightly lemony. Pretty damn good, and doesn’t seem like it’s 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle by mdlovullo. Light clear golden yellow color with a light haze. Malty and sweet and not dead on for a pils but pretty tasty. Balanced pine and citrus with sweet caramel malt and a slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On Draft at the Brewery. Got to tour Harpoon the weekend of my little sister’s graduation. Tried this on tap afterwards. Pours a clear gold. Aroma is grassy hops and maybe some pine. The flavor is smooth, sweet malt with some hops - no trace of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of lemon, lightly grassy hops, biscuit malt, alcohol. Didn’t realize this was one of those imperial pils, so the alcohol seemed odd, though it makes sense now! Flavor was an onslaught of grainy complexity with hay, wheat, biscuit, french bread blending seamlessly with floral, earthy, grassy hop notes, quite lovely. Happy to break the 3.6 streak for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of pils malts, slight alcohol, and noble hops. Poured gold in color with a small white head. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of noble hops, pils malts, slight grass, and light grains. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, lightly sweet, noble hop finish is dry. 9%ABV is undetectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear liquid gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light candied malts, plastic, floral hops and yeast. Taste of candied malts, honey, grains and faint floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and clear yellow/goden color wtih a smaller sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, grains, and bready. Tastes of grains, floral hops, grassy, and had a honey sweetness to it too. Light alcohol in the finish (but not 9%). Some lacing left on the glass.

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