Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
Pours a dark brown with a confluent, skeletal surface etch of light brown foam. Smells of candied dates, some belgian sugar, some hints of toasted malts, a bit of sweet malt, some cocoa powder and a little tawny character - nice. Tastes sweet with toasted brown sugar, graham, some candied yams and plums. Tea, rice and and a little bit of malt extract syrup. Yummy beer. A bit like a simple syrup, low carb and a forgettable finish. I don't know that this really fits the wheatwine category, but I think this particular take on the beer to be fucking brilliant - I would even consider tossing a little bit of belgian yeast into this to give it a touch more depth.
12-11-2012 05:55:27 | More by harrymel
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.
pours a dark, chocolate-brown tone with less than a finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly; minimal lacing. [edit: raising my appearance score a half point - poured my 2nd a bit more aggressively, and it brought out a much more developed head. the initial pour may have been user error. :)]
nose is of chocolate malts, dark fruits, and alcohol; interesting but not overwhelming - nice but mild, nothing too remarkable.
taste makes me wonder what's going on with my sense of smell. a boatload going on... sweet caramel and chocolate malts, strong dark fruit notes, banana, a definite smoky character, a warming boozy kick and a hoppy finish. admittedly this is not a style i have a whole lot of experience with, but i find this really tasty. uniquely, certain elements of both a tripel or BSPA and a RIS are present.
nice, full-bodied mouthfeel with some chew to it. IMO, docked points on the appearance and smell more than made up for with the taste/mouthfeel. i would definitely have this again.
original review on: 08-23-2010
05-10-2012 15:37:44 | More by BostonHops
Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.