Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #10 - Triticus

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
100 barrel series. A strong and dark Wheat Wine-style Ale crafted by Jason and Todd Alstrm at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT. Brewed with 50% malt and 50% wheat, including German chocolate and caramel wheat and Munich malt, spiced with 4 hop varieties, and fermented clean with the Chico yeast strain. Unfiltered and dry-hopped. Deceiving light, yet tremendously flavorful.

Re-released as ""Leviathan Triticus"" in 2008.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from February 2011. Beautiful blend of dark wheat with plum and raisin. Warming alcohol meshes with a smooth maple flavor. Personal opinion this like many higher alcohol beers present best at 55-60 degrees. A hint of banana esters and cocoa. This beer is at a fantastic drinking point given its age.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (932) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Copper color, clear. Full body, silky, intense flavor, very hot, long pslate. Very sweet, hint of bitterness. Syrupy, alcoholic, raisiny. Excellent but monochromatic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle...Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is oxidation, spice, dark fruit, spice...Taste is dark fruit, musty, oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours dark brown where only faint light passes. Good starting beige head that settles to a single layer of bubbles but leaves nice stringy and streaky lace. Lots of molasses and maple syrup sweetness to the nose. Light alcohol. Darker malt flavors than the smell suggests. Theres some burnt toast taste to counteract the mild sweetness. Nice bitterness in the swallow. I dont taste any wheat, though. Not a thick beer, it has a decent body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EvanFriend (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
This is dominated by some taste I cant describe, but I dont like. I think it might be the wheat. I guess it is sort of a wheat beer flavor, and I hate wheat beers. I was disapointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Vintage 2011 Pours a dark brown with a confluent, skeletal surface etch of light brown foam. Smells of candied dates, some belgian sugar, some hints of toasted malts, a bit of sweet malt, some cocoa powder and a little tawny character - nice. Tastes sweet with toasted brown sugar, graham, some candied yams and plums. Tea, rice and and a little bit of malt extract syrup. Yummy beer. A bit like a simple syrup, low carb and a forgettable finish. I dont know that this really fits the wheatwine category, but I think this particular take on the beer to be fucking brilliant - I would even consider tossing a little bit of belgian yeast into this to give it a touch more depth. Serving type: bottle 12-11-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Sox Win!! Sox WIN!!! Christ.. Forgot I had one of these left.. Shared with a good friend who hates Boston more than most anything.... The following is a review from a long while back. Received back in October 08 from MarkD... A huge round of applause goes out to Mark... I have been trying to score a bottle or two since I first started trading.... poured tonight into my New Belgium snifter. 1" head was sorta unimpressive... but it did leave quite a bit of lace and held a firm cap until the bottom of the glass... the brew is dark dark walnut brown.. verging on porter territory.. only reveals brown highlites when held to a light. Its amazing, but some hoppiness has survived the years.. sorta a grassy/menthol type with a bunch of dark fruit .. think cherries and mild plum.. pretty nice.... I have to remember to message Mark and ask if this has been refrigerated prior to ending up in my basement. From the first sip, I am liking this one more than any wheatwine Ive had lately... much less sweet and not cloying at all.. figgy maltiness.. with some chocolate essence.. mild caramel and toffee.. a little bit of spicy alcohol is present but adds to the overall package.. still very pleasing after all this time.. no oxidation at all.. very balanced.. the body is a firm medium with perfect carbonation.. a subtle smokey flavor emerges as it warms up.. again adds a nice layer of complexity... it really blossoms when it hits room temperature. Really very nice.. and I am not getting any indication that this is heading down hill yet... Thanks a ton Mark.... This is one of my "White Whale" brews.. and it was worth the hunt... I know there wasnt a "Moby Dick 2" but I may try to score another bottle or two to cellar and bring out at various tastings... Good stuff that should be shared. **This review is of the original 22 "100 Barrel Release"... NOT the Leviathan 12ers from a few years later** It is still aging like a champion!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle (original ). Pours a clear brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor had big sweet caramel malts, hints of chocolate, ripe fruits, not much in the way of hops, a hint of wood. Definite oxidation, a touch thin on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12 oz bottle, 2011 vintage. Poura almost black light head good lacing suspended yeast. Aroma of chocolate roasted malts sweet esters raisin and some alcohol. Taste is sweet bitter finish. Chocolate good flavor complex thick mouthful. Has mellowed after 2 years of aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery in 2010. Poured a dark brown with a dark khaki/beige head. Aroma of caramel, pine, fruit, chocolate, and some wheat. Quite easy to drink for the abv; some booziness initially, but not too overpowering. Flavors were the same. Some nice complexity.

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