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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
pours a very clear golen color...thich creamy white head. lively looking and nice retention and lacing. aroma has earthy, grassy hops and pils malt with a hint of citrus. flavor has some pils malt and crisp spicy and earthy hops. mouthfeel is crisp and lively with a lingering spicy dry finish. very drinkable for a 9% beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Interesting to see this style done as a big beer. Golden color with hearty head. The aroma as hop spice with some tropical fruit and cherries. Taste was an agressive bitter that caries out as well as some pungent skunk. light inb ody but not watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3728) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
12 fl oz bottle from Part Source (Syracuse), served at cellar temperature in a Scotch Irish taster glass.

App.: Clear bright golden with a large white froth. Aroma: Some nice grassy, peppery hops, biscuit/bready malts for support, a slightly soapy/sweet/floral note, some lemony citrus, light fruitiness with some berries and mango/tropical fruits, apples, a bit of alcohol, nice overall. Palate: Medium body, moderate-light effervescence, Pils-like smooth. Flav.: Old apple juice, fruitiness, quite soapy/floral, less of the peppery/grassy hops (still there though), candy corn?, esters make an appearance, honey?; sweet with decent bitterness, warming alcohol, an unpleasant grain spirit note and then fruity light malts to finish.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luvmyhops (26) - Amity Harbor, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Aroma is of malt and earthy Saaz hop. Slight haze to this beer, taste is sweet malt followed by a slight hop bitterness. Medium body. Overall an ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thin head of white bubbles. Recedes quickly and leave a thin sheen of foam. Aroma of springtime. New grass and flowers along with some light lemon and mint. Color is a hazy golden orange. Mild flavor with some sweet malts, herbal flavors and a bit of citrusy hops. Noticable alcohol presence and flavor. Kind of overpowers the mild flavor. Finishes sweet and malty with a lingering hotness. An ok brew. The more I drink of it the less I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 8/22/2009 Source:Other) Grainy with a good dose of grassy hop aroma. Crystal clear light golden with rocky white head. Grassy hay like hop flavor. Bitter but a lot of malt sweetness to back. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle on 08/22/2009. Very clear pale golden body with a medium fizzy white head. Sweet honey, pilsener malt, and grassy hop aroma. Sweet grassy flavor, some floral notes with a bit of honey and pilsener malt. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2560) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Clear pale amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet pine nose. Flavor is sweet pine. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. Decent pilsner. The high ABV is hidden. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Draft. Pours transluscent golden with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, apple, hops, yeast, and hints of coconut and banana. Medium bodied with a crispy, slightly tangy mouthfeel. Good pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
hazy orange straw with thick frothy offwhite head and quality lacing. sweet toasty aroma, very yeast-y and bready, with crisp bittersweetness and an alcohol tinge. deep fruity flavors combined with more classic crisp hoppyness. sweet with a very dry finish. medium body and high carbonation, alcohol is barely present but there’s a slightly odd aftertaste of vegetables and toothpaste.

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