auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Super juicy, gummy, fragrant and fresh hop aroma. Sticky noble hops backed with fresh, snappy bread and cracker pilsener malt. A mostly clear deeply hued golden, with a translucent haze and a clean white head. Flavor is a strong continuation of the aroma, with beautiful pilsener malt character, a drier, grassier feel on the hops and a warming, comforting alcohol that compliments the hops and the malt, but adds a depth to the beer. Really impressive and really well done. So nice to try an example of this style thatís so clean and fresh. Delightful!
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 doesnít seem like itís 9%.
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/13/2009: Harpoon Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner... Aroma: Lemony citrus hoppines, light malt. Appearance: Golden (slightly pale), very clean and clear, small white head. Flavor: Pine, spruce and resin, a bit light, good balance with the bright maltiness, alcohol completely missing from the flavor. Palate: Medium light, a bit sharp but acceptable for the style. Overall: I like it. I like it quite a bit actually! This is a really well-done Pils!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc/Vol 6%) shared by metmayhem. Thanks ! Rating #54 for this beer.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
djd07 (2745) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter floral hop taste and nice bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good strong lager from harpoon.
probstblueribbon (2698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20101103 12oz bottle from State Line. Dated BB Oct 10. Light hazed golden with sticky white head that fades. Aroma is pizza dough, mild green herbs, nice weedy/floral hop notes. Surprisingly crisp and quaffable for a huge beer, bolstered by ample clean saazy hops at the finish, herby and sharp. Medium-light sweetness lingers, but itís definitely pleasantly accompanied by some drying hops. I dig it, and would certainly be in trouble if I had a four pack in front of me.
dchmela (2536) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Deep clear gold pour with a thick white head. Big noble hop nose with lots bready malt. Taste is smooth sweet bready malt with a big noble hop bitterness. A little over the top flavor wise, but otherwise, very good
Beerdedone (2454) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at vt brewfest 09. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is grainy and bready with some grassy hoppiness. Flavor was similar to aroma with a touch of fruit and has some pale malt sweetness with a medium body and has a dry finish.