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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4168) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3804) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
The look is golden orange in color, clear, has an off white head. The smell is sweet, grains, floral, and creamed corn. The taste is sweet, grains, hops, and light fruit and floral notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Dull golden semi-hazy yellow pour with ring of offwhite head is not. Sweet floral hop profile is a little fruity almost. Somewhat spicy and buttercream. Soft malt character. Decent for the style I suppose, but nothing stellar. Spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3503) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tasted in 2009. Bright hazy gold with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of floral, perfume, light hops, fruit and honey. Taste is of citrus, hops and grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, citrus, and acetone. Flavor is very sweet with tart lemon and alcohol. A bit on the strong side, but otherwise ok. 6/4/7/3/13 (3.3/5)

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3272) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet aroma with a bit of lemon and grass. The flavor is sweet malt followed by lemon and grassy hops. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Alcohol at 9% is very well hidden. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3219) - 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.


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