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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
88
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 23
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.

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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-21-2008)
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-24-2013 13:25:03 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2013 01:43:19 | More by liquorpig
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2013 09:55:34 | More by Auror
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-30-2012 02:45:43 | More by MSandahl23
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-26-2012 01:11:26 | More by ejimhof
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2012 02:38:29 | More by shockrocker65
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-13-2012 17:20:45 | More by Treb0R
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harrymel

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 05:55:27 | More by harrymel
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

11-18-2012 23:00:57 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-06-2012 21:47:07 | More by Craftonly23121
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-14-2012 00:39:37 | More by t0rin0
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-24-2012 17:11:33 | More by smutty33
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

09-12-2012 02:20:56 | More by jaminjohnson
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Cnorrisl

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-24-2012 17:47:39 | More by Cnorrisl
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-05-2012 03:05:20 | More by mattparsons
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-01-2012 00:53:08 | More by ms11781
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bspain5

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-07-2012 03:13:19 | More by bspain5
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-29-2012 23:25:05 | More by ccozzi
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-24-2012 02:57:38 | More by Stockfan42
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-23-2012 11:47:28 | More by djrn2
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 15:37:44 | More by BostonHops
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-27-2012 22:59:53 | More by lackenhauser
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mctizzz

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-17-2012 14:18:48 | More by mctizzz
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep dark cola color with a thin beige head that was gone quickly.Alot of dark fruit and sweet toffee in the nose,faint toasted wheat mixed with sharp alcohol sweetness comes into play more as it warmed.Really sweet on the palate with spiced cherry flavors as well as some mild chocolate and faint wheat malt.Again as the beer warms the alcohol makes the sweetness even more intense.It's not bad but gets a little cloying about mid glass,it's a sipper that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 14:13:30 | More by oberon
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber color with a thin tan head.

S: Spice, burnt sugar, roasted malt and wheat, toffee and a light note of earthy and spicy hops.

T: Heavy sweetness with touch of toffee, caramel, thick malt and wheat syrup, spicy clove and touch of vanilla. Hops add some earthy and bitter notes but balance is to the sweet.

M: Full body and slightly syrupy with a medium carbonation level and noticeable alcohol warmth.

D: This was not as impressive at first but as it warmed this beer came out quite well. It is a sipper and can be enjoyed with dessert, dark chocolate or strong cheeses. Give it a try and be patient with it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 18:09:40 | More by scottbrew4u
Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.