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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Slightly grassy malty with big dry noble hop aroma, slightly medicinal... Sprucy/piney flavor, but not in an IPA style way... Good flavor, different for a pils, but in a creative way... A bit boozy, medium full bodied,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Lucent gold, thin white head, medium-full body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: fruity floral hops.

Taste: lots of crackery pale malt, lots of mild vinous floral nobel hops, and a little bit of yeast.

Pleasant and nicely balanced. Big but simple. More a pairing beer than a sessional.

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
A deep golden brew with white fluffy head and decent carbonation. Spicy grapefruit aroma and flavor. Body is on the heavy side, despite the clarity. Decent amount of alcohol burn with this one going down. Hits the head quickly. Tasty enough, but really not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2009
golden pour with fizzy head. Grassy hops and toasted malt in the nose. Sweet sweet toasty malts in the mouth with some sweet grass hops and some lemon zest. Pretty refreshing and pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1308) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Earthy malt aroma. Grassy, leafy hops. Pale malt aromas with herbal notes. Very forest-like overall. Ultra-clear straw yellow color. Huge champagne bubbles. Retention of this big, white head is great. BIg gobs of lace. The flavor is earthy (ie. dirt) malt taste; grainy. Bitter, grassy Euro hops. A real bitter, herbal finish. Some medicinal, slightly astringent/sour qualities. Creamy feel like juice, but fizzy and bubbly. Has a distinctive bite at the swallow. Makes it a nice sipper. Strong: a bitter "pils" to swallow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1259) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours a bright yellow-gold with lively carbonation. Big aroma of pilsner malts and hops. Taste is malty sweet with a sharp bite in the middle. Finished with a mellow residual sweetness. Hides the alcohol very well.

3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1169) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2009
This is light gold, almost yellow in color. Aroma is of hops and orange and lemon peels. Taste is very hoppy and citrusy. I can pick up a lot of lemon peels and some orange. Has a nice and smooth finish. Another good one from Harpoon.

3.5
   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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