Harpoon Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner

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.

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blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear light gold with a fluffy white head. Spicy floral hop aroma, a hint of grass and lighter notes of sweet malt. The flavor has a pale sweet malt base with a solid dose of spicy and floral hops. A really good Imp. Pilsner. Better than Sam Adams, not quite as good as S.T. Krampus.

JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pale golden beer. Aroma is lightly zesty with a distinct prickly alcoholic back note. Light crackery malts, but there is a touch of stickier pale malt as well. Soft bitterness with a lingering cotton candy sweetness. Pretty nice.

jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On Draft at the Brewery. Got to tour Harpoon the weekend of my little sister’s 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.

SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
well, didn’t pay for this, way to busy.. . not a big pilsener, more of a high grade malt likka .. . golden .. harsh, but light sweetness .. . high cost of mules! .. . hides the abv quite well .. . not refreshing at all ..

FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack Eatery this beer poured a dark golden color with a small white head that faded quickly. The aroma was dry with spicy and floral hops. The flavor was dry, bitter and had a moderate floral and spicy hop presence with a yeasty undertone and notes of lemon and pepper. The finish was long, dry and spicy. Fairly full bodied. The alcohol was well hidden. Solid.

TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2009 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales et d’houblons avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales et d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2553)

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Aroma has a good amount of Saaz hops along with bread, honey and floral notes, and some alcohol. Flavour is grassy along with bready malt and alcohol. Finish is very bitter and alcoholic. Medium bodied. Not great but pretty good and definitely interesting.

Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
On tap at The Ginger Man
Appearance: crystal clear golden base with healthy, contrasting white top, light carbonation. 4-.
Nose: Mildly grainy with dry yet light alcohol burn , touch of fruit feel.
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied with lighter sides. Malty but its character not as pronounced as in Bocks. Hops are just slight add on . Interesting to see Mocne in its pure from without extra hoping of west. Mild alcoholic dryness at finish. Kudos for being true.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Shared by blankboy. Clear gold, large frothy white head Ɠ+). Strong alcohol aroma, grain and what smells like goldings hops (but yeah, I guess saaz) with dried apples and straw. Nice taste though, apple, alcohol, fresh-cut grain - simple, well-balanced - not boozy-tasting at all. Slick, thick, somewhat squeaky mouthfeel, some alcohol, very muted carbonation and a pretty quick finish that does indeed seem floral/herbal (per the description). Pretty nice stuff.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
on tap at Coles, Buffalo NY. Poursa medium brighter golden. Hoppy saaaz aroma. Taste has nice hop character, big saaz flavor, semi boozy, grassy. Pretty clean & crisp for 9.1%. Of the better Harpoon beers ive had

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