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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours a cloudier gold. Taste is very sweet for a Pilsner. Almost more of a saison or something or even a bock. Well done, i just wish they didn’t call it pilsner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Golden yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malt, some graininess, caramel, and a slight hop bitterness. Flavor is sweet light sugar malt, sweet citrus, and a mild bitterness. Palate is full for the style- smooth finishing resinously.

3.6
   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…

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a bright clear yellow with a small tight white head. The aroma was fruity sweet and boozy with a touch of floralness in the back. Taste is of spicey hops up front lending in to a very bready, and muted yeast flavoring with a touch of grassiness and sweetness in the finish. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, slightly oily and somewhat dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2009
The first batch I had of this I think had some DMS issues but they appear to have cleaned it up with the latest batch. Intense grassy aroma with hints of hard cheese. Flavor is solidly hoppy with the high ABV fairly well integrated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Nose is corn, light malty syrupy notes. Palate is corny and syrupy. Flavor is corny and syrupy with some light corn and hops flavor

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Gold with good, creamy white head / Big nose of honey, grain, and orange / Medium to full body, somewhat sweet and syrupy, with big malts and good, dry, albeit hot finish / Flavors of grain, grass, and clover honey / A little too big and syrupy, without enough fruit to support the malt and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Robust grain and yeast aroma. Clear golden color with a large white head. I wish I poured this on in a larger glass. Light sweetness is masked by some hops in the beginning with bitter hop and mild alcohol in the finish. Hearty lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, 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.


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