Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Potts Landbier

RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A collaboration with our friends at Potts Brauerei in Oelde, Germany, this amber-hued lager has a smooth body and spicy hop character. Stats: ABV – 4.8%, IBU – 30, OG – 12

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Aroma: sweet, caramel, noble hop. Appearance: Dark copper, beige head. Taste: Nicely balanced, earthy, spicy hop notes with a sweet, slightly toasty malt profile to back it up. Very nice brew, can not think of anything critical to say about it.

hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Grains, earth, and oxidation.

Patrickctenchi (6666) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle: Pours nearly clear, dark amber-brown with a large, craggy tan head. Caramel, biscuit aroma. Caramel malt, apple-peel, cola flavour.....slightly bready, spicy... Malty... A pretty good one, overall.

kevinator (2444) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
Interesting beer and style. Definite malt aroma with a slight hint of spice. Full flavor and heavier than expected with average carbonation. Color was a reddish brown with a decent head. Malty up front that lingers and develops into a spiciness reminiscent of rye. Slight hop bitterness at the end with some dryness. I liked the uniqueness but not an everyday lager.

smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Very nice starting head. It settles slowly and in a rocky fashion, leaving some chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is crystal clear but dark, like a light brown ale. Crystal malt is the initial nose; there’s also some definitive hop presence, but it’s mellow and in the background. True to the Vienna style, if a little on the darker side. (On my second pour, I detected a light earthiness.) Much dryer than the smell would indicate. A little astringent. Darker malt (maybe chocolate along with a high-kilned crystal). The finish is short with a little bitter hop spice. Again it matches the profile, but a little on the dark side. For a lager, this is a richer styled beer. To me, that’s a great mouthfeel. Another beer to seek out from the series...

jgb9348 (6394) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Nice slightly chunky amber and copper coloured body with a very thin, off-white head and a ruby and peach tint. Aroma of apricots, apples, pears, metal, malt and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic note up front with a very thin malt note, some lighter sugars and a definite earthiness. Aftertaste shows more of the same with only a hint of light grassy hops the only thing different than the metallic malt and the thin alcohol flavour. Overall, not such a great beer at all, and I’m not sure what people liked about this one, but I’m not a fan at all and would recommend others to not buy this one at all. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ramsey Liqours in Ramsey, New Jersey on 22-February-2013 for US$4.59 sampled at home in Washington on 14-April-2013.

Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Floral, herbal, and spicy hop aromas with light caramel underpinnings. Deep amber with a small head. Balanced with a spicy hop finish. Medium bodied and a little flat with a well rounded better finish and a smooth mouthfeel.

tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a clear amber, head almost nonexistent, no lacing to speak of. Malt aroma. Taste is smooth to start, slightly bitter finish but rather enjoyable.

shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Toffee malt and green hay aroma. Copper with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and hay flavor. Light but overall a nice Landbier.

queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Caramel barley malt aroma. Clear copper with a small beige head. Spicy, caramel malt flavor with an herbal bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white creamy head that laces well. Aroma is caramel, malt, spice. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, notes of chocolate, a mild anise note coming in late. Mildly bitter finish. Quite complex for its ABV, and a nice brew.

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