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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Medium sized white head, good retention and a nice coating lace. Lightly hazy gold color. Faint nose of grass, straw, sulphur and some grainy malts. Body is medium with a tingly carbonation but still soft at the same time, light acidity. Grainy maltiness is lightly sweet, doughy with notes of lightly spicey hops, grass and some floral notes. Lightly sweet finish is almost balanced by the just shy bittering. Better than expected. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pours a clear golden with a persistent thin head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with some sweetness. Taste is a quick hit of floral hops that descend into malt sweetness and alcohol. A good quality beer that is definitely best served ice cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack Eatery this beer poured a dark golden color with a small white head that faded quickly. The aroma was dry with spicy and floral hops. The flavor was dry, bitter and had a moderate floral and spicy hop presence with a yeasty undertone and notes of lemon and pepper. The finish was long, dry and spicy. Fairly full bodied. The alcohol was well hidden. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
On tap. Pours a glowing golden color with little if any head. Boozey like malt liquor, strong hop presence that interlaces with honey, resin, and flowers. Grassy and earthy as well. Not bad. Substantial mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Draught > Gingerman. This didn’t taste like a pils at all to me. Wasn’t crisp or clean which is what I look for. Tasted more like a soapy pale ale. Not impressed. Was looking for something different. I guess I just don’t get Harpoon’s beers. I’ll try this again just to make sure though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tasting – Wine Source. Gold, creamy white head. Sweet toasted corn and grassy-grain aromas warm to softer hints of earthed bread and citrus throughout. Toasted and lightly sweetened caramel flavors round with a cornbread and kiss of floral hop finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bittersweet and bready finish. As I really enjoy the Imperial Pilsner style, this one falls somewhere in the middle class…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) Light, clear yellow color with noticeable, vibrant rising bubbles; finger of frothy white head with solid retention and decent lacing. Hay and grass hoppiness; lightly sweet maltiness; some flowery aspects as well. Grassy is the real dominant flavor here; grainy and bready sweetness, but very light. Nicely done, but became more malty as it warmed. Medium to lighter, carbonation is much more subtle than would appear. Are you kidding? This is 9%?! No way on earth that I would have been able to tell, and I damn near treated this as a refreshing session brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnbuck100 (288) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
i was disappointed with this brew - compared to sam adam’s or rogue’s imperial pilsner, this is a distant third. unpleasantly sweet and cloying - the hops i was expecting to be big were almost nonexistent.. I also agree with the comment made below that the more you drink, the more prominent the alcohol becomes, and the hops are still nowhere to be found. I followed this beer up with a Stoudts Pils, a much cleaner, drier hoppier and refreshing pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy, light yellow, looks appealing with a thin white head and adequate lacing. Aroma is refreshing with just enough hop undertones to excite you. Flavor is not entirely complex, but is very good for what it is going after. If this was not 9%, you could drink them all day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
From mcox90 via trade. Poured a nice rich golden color with a two-finger tall white head and good lacing. The aroma was a nice blend of light floral hops, spice and grass. The flavor was spicy hops with some softer floral notes and a touch of malty sweetness for balance. A nice mouthfeel that almost felt oily from time to time. A nice example.

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