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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2009
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of lemon, lightly grassy hops, biscuit malt, alcohol. Didnít realize this was one of those imperial pils, so the alcohol seemed odd, though it makes sense now! Flavor was an onslaught of grainy complexity with hay, wheat, biscuit, french bread blending seamlessly with floral, earthy, grassy hop notes, quite lovely. Happy to break the 3.6 streak for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours cloudy amber brown with a thin white head. The aroma is pungent and awesome - loads and loads of caramel, malts, soft esters (hints of bubble gum). It has a tasty, deep malty flavor with a soft, spicy bitterness in the finish. Very full-bodied. Overall - surprisingly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On Draft at the Brewery. Got to tour Harpoon the weekend of my little sisterís graduation. Tried this on tap afterwards. Pours a clear gold. Aroma is grassy hops and maybe some pine. The flavor is smooth, sweet malt with some hops - no trace of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of sage, dry malt, floral. Tastes peppery and crisp with some earthy elements and a spicy bite on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is malt, hops, and grain. Flavor is malt, hops, fruit, grain, and some alcohol. Crisp finish. This tastes more like a pilsner than I thought it would for being 9%. Might need to get more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice clear light golden- massive sticky whit head and nice lace. Aroma is packed with tons of spicy and floral czech hops with a nice doughy malt backbone. Flavor is also zest, spicy and almsot resinous from the amount of hops- sap-like, with a slight crackery doughy pils malt, fresh bread, and a touch honey-like since it is so big. Spicy hop finish and pretty smooth fro a 9% impy pils. This is pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qubert (62) - USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz bottle: pours pale yellow with thick white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, mild bitterness. Has an alcohol bite larger than a typical pilsner, but well balanced.

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