Harpoon Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner

 
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
Quevillon (3158) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
Bu en fut (4 oz) à la brasserie à Boston, le 12 juillet 2009.Blonde mi-claire, petit collet. Arome d’houblon pas très sec, notes d’herbe fruités. Goût de céréal croustillant et houblonné, amerturme sec, aucune présance d’alcool. C’est dure à croire qu’elle est forte cette bohémiène!

3.5
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Deep clear gold pour with a thick white head. Big noble hop nose with lots bready malt. Taste is smooth sweet bready malt with a big noble hop bitterness. A little over the top flavor wise, but otherwise, very good

3.6
PilsnerPeter (3048) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle: Pale golden with a dense white head for a 9%. Aroma has a dry pils base with lots of peppery spicy noble hops. Light crisp feel (especially for 9% ABV). Dry lightly biscuity base with a very spicy noble hop presence to balance. Zesty and lightly lemony. Pretty damn good, and doesn’t seem like it’s 9%.

3.2
sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Medium sized white head, good retention and a nice coating lace. Lightly hazy gold color. Faint nose of grass, straw, sulphur and some grainy malts. Body is medium with a tingly carbonation but still soft at the same time, light acidity. Grainy maltiness is lightly sweet, doughy with notes of lightly spicey hops, grass and some floral notes. Lightly sweet finish is almost balanced by the just shy bittering. Better than expected. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

3.5
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
On tap. Pours a glowing golden color with little if any head. Boozey like malt liquor, strong hop presence that interlaces with honey, resin, and flowers. Grassy and earthy as well. Not bad. Substantial mouthfeel.

3.8
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2010
20101103 12oz bottle from State Line. Dated BB Oct 10. Light hazed golden with sticky white head that fades. Aroma is pizza dough, mild green herbs, nice weedy/floral hop notes. Surprisingly crisp and quaffable for a huge beer, bolstered by ample clean saazy hops at the finish, herby and sharp. Medium-light sweetness lingers, but it’s definitely pleasantly accompanied by some drying hops. I dig it, and would certainly be in trouble if I had a four pack in front of me.

3.9
jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Clear pale amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet pine nose. Flavor is sweet pine. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. Decent pilsner. The high ABV is hidden. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

3.3
Dorwart (2607) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thin head of white bubbles. Recedes quickly and leave a thin sheen of foam. Aroma of springtime. New grass and flowers along with some light lemon and mint. Color is a hazy golden orange. Mild flavor with some sweet malts, herbal flavors and a bit of citrusy hops. Noticable alcohol presence and flavor. Kind of overpowers the mild flavor. Finishes sweet and malty with a lingering hotness. An ok brew. The more I drink of it the less I like it.

3.6
adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear liquid gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light candied malts, plastic, floral hops and yeast. Taste of candied malts, honey, grains and faint floral hops.

3.6
Nickls (2581) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) Light, clear yellow color with noticeable, vibrant rising bubbles; finger of frothy white head with solid retention and decent lacing. Hay and grass hoppiness; lightly sweet maltiness; some flowery aspects as well. Grassy is the real dominant flavor here; grainy and bready sweetness, but very light. Nicely done, but became more malty as it warmed. Medium to lighter, carbonation is much more subtle than would appear. Are you kidding? This is 9%?! No way on earth that I would have been able to tell, and I damn near treated this as a refreshing session brew.


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