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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
88
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 217
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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cjgiant

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
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2014 16:59:44 | More by wrightst
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 20:04:03 | More by bobv
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-21-2014 12:42:37 | More by mklisz
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-29-2014 01:13:31 | More by jjcote
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-19-2014 03:51:08 | More by MattXT
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-07-2014 02:16:37 | More by threedaggers
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2014 01:19:11 | More by AJ01923
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2014 01:21:41 | More by JRod1969
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2013 20:57:00 | More by blknikon
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

12-05-2013 07:52:49 | More by BKotch
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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
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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 01:34:17 | More by skiofpinsk
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-27-2013 14:35:05 | More by jaydoc
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

10-31-2013 19:48:58 | More by ajcormier
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

10-14-2013 16:35:17 | More by Pookie
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-13-2013 23:37:02 | More by DrFunkenstein
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-08-2013 01:49:33 | More by WOLFGANG
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-06-2013 18:33:03 | More by JTomczak
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

06-25-2013 22:53:43 | More by jaxon53
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2013 19:25:03 | More by kirkse
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

05-21-2013 19:30:28 | More by InspectorBob
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-08-2013 00:52:23 | More by cadaugherty
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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.