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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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88
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Recipe changed from the original 2005 Triticus.

2008
2010
2011

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-21-2008)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(Edit note: to the best I can tell, this is the 2011 batch, neck etching "211")

A: dark brown (as evidenced by the edges where light can come through), with a filmy head (never used that term before), foamy/creamy edge head.

S: fig, to burnt sugar or molasses (or both)

T: similar to the nose but cut by bitterness, which yields a cola type flavor, like a less-carbonated birch beer. A bit more molasses in the longer taste than anything else from the smell.

M: decent body, despite the flat-soda reference above, it's not flat for a beer, with decent carbonation.

O: far from an expert onthe style, but it seems a solid variant from the typical barleywine. I'd think the wheat would add some smoothness (it seemed to), but cut the dark fruit tastes a bit (seemed to). I just think this offering lacks depth, which might be a discerning attribute from a barleywine, so take it for what it's worth.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2010 vintage, so aged 3 years.

pours a very dark brown, almost black. thin head that fades. smell has a bit of roasty coffee & herbal yeast spiciness. taste has a bit of boozy flavor but without the harshness. wheat, a touch of roast, dry aftertaste. on the thicker side, moderate carbonation. good mouthfeel, easy to drink.

overall I think the age has smoothed things out. very nice.

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12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. 2011 version.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Fruity, bready, caramel, molasses, chocolate, and warm alcohol.

Taste: Dark fruits, warm alcohol, tingly bitterness, mocha, a little tobacco, caramel, vanilla, and molasses. Tastes better as it warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little bitterness, and warm alcohol.

Overall: The crazy thing is that this dark wheat wine tastes along the lines as some barleywines. The wheat does add a bit of soft mouthfeel to the beer too. Aged for 2 years in a bottle and worth the wait.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.