Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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District of Columbia
3.84/5 rDev -2%
(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.
08-08-2014 23:21:59 | More by cjgiant
4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
12-05-2013 02:44:15 | More by jmdrpi
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
09-17-2013 04:54:01 | More by Flounder57
Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.