Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Potts Landbier

RATINGS: 163   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a dark translucent amber. Aroma has a bit of grass and some malt. Taste has some roasted malts, and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Grains, earth, and oxidation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6512) - Coxs 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (2171) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
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; theres also some definitive hop presence, but its 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, thats a great mouthfeel. Another beer to seek out from the series...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (6099) - 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 Im not sure what people liked about this one, but Im 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (8111) - 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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