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Harpoon Leviathan - Quad - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
83
good

280 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Leviathan Quad was fermented with a blend of two traditional Trappist yeasts. A mixture of two-row pale malts, caramel malts, and special aromatic malts gives the Quad its richness and texture. The subtle hop flavor imparted from Brewer’s Gold hops lingers in the background and provides just enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. The addition of imported Belgian Dark Candi Syrup rounds out the beer, giving the Quad its full body and deep auburn color. Expect notes of honeyed dry fruit with peppery phenols in the aroma, a velvet-like mouthfeel, and a superbly drinkable beer.

44 IBU

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

05-08-2013 00:52:03 | More by cadaugherty
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2013 09:44:35 | More by Kelp
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

A- pours a murky dark brown color with a small foamy light tan head, short retention that fizzes out, leaving just a ring of lace

S-lots if dark fruit, dark licorice, some herbal-medicinal notes, sweet caramel malt and some alcohol burn in the aroma

T- the medicinal flavors follow the aroma, lots of dark fig and licorice, herbal hop, toasted bready malt with sweet caramel-toffee flavors, sweet finish with alcohol on the finish

M- thick, viscous and syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation, sticky finish as it seems to coat the tongue, alcohol heat on the finish.

O- huge flavors with some nice dark fruity notes, wasn't a fan of the mouthfeel but a worthy American example of the style.

04-15-2013 22:00:32 | More by Treyliff
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-21-2013 20:57:58 | More by jhb138
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BGsWo22

New York

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

03-20-2013 23:17:56 | More by BGsWo22
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Cvescalante

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-12-2013 22:50:30 | More by Cvescalante
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-07-2013 01:05:21 | More by DrIPA
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zimm421

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

02-24-2013 23:38:09 | More by zimm421
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pquijal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2013 21:16:53 | More by pquijal
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2013 00:56:05 | More by kjkinsey
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

02-17-2013 21:44:20 | More by Syraquse
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-17-2013 00:31:30 | More by hsus0225
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Anker13

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

1/31/12 Harpoon Brewery | 2012 Leviathan Quad | 12oz Bottle

Appearance- light brown, chestnut, thin off white head, slight haze

Aroma- spicy, not too much Belgian yeast action, but there is a little clove. Peppery, piney, woody, “forest floor”, boozey, not as fruity as I’d expect

Mouthfeel- moderate/high co2, surprisingly medium in body, slight astringency

Taste- Belgian spice, dark fruit, molasses, alcohol is definitely a component, much more subdued with a year of age though, candy syrup

Residual- flavor kind of cuts off quickly, doesn’t linger too long at all, a little sweetness

Overall- Not Harpoon’s best offering. Although… It is still significantly better than it was fresh. The alcohol has mellowed and it has become a pretty decent sipping beer. There was no real front or back to the beer. You had a big burst of flavor and then it cut off

02-03-2013 19:35:26 | More by Anker13
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-29-2013 04:40:59 | More by DmanGTR
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -9%

A: 2012 pours a clear, deep mahogany color with a bubbly two-finger tan head that settles out quickly.
S: Molasses, dried plums, light vanilla, and brown bread make out the sweeter aromas. There is some peppery aromas and other spicy notes from the hops and yeast characteristics.
T: Buttery caramel and molasses envelop the tongue with a brown bread and candi sugar sweetness. Hints of dried plums, sherry and peppery hops in the background. A bit boozy for this style.
M: Medium to full body with a buttery texture and light, crisp carbonation. Alcohol warmth is a bit too much at times.
O: Harpoon gives this style a decent effort but it is a bit hot in the alcohol presence and it may need to rest a few years to mellow. Decent fruit esters and nice peppery bite give the drink some good interest.

01-23-2013 22:44:04 | More by scottbrew4u
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beercatbrew

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-18-2013 03:27:35 | More by beercatbrew
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-12-2013 02:02:27 | More by liquorpig
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-06-2013 06:27:26 | More by TaylorK
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tim21983

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-26-2012 06:06:14 | More by tim21983
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-25-2012 21:46:02 | More by ejimhof
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -21%

2012 vintage poured into a snifter, super thin light tan head, no lacing, dark ruby/brown color, relatively clear, bubbly. Smell is easy, dark fruits mostly, hints of malt, some sweetness. Taste is similar, but also with a little spice. Not exactly what I am used to recently with other quads. Mouthfeel is average; carbonated, not particularly smooth. Overall not a huge fan, but not surprised.

11-29-2012 02:38:54 | More by rodlavers
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

11-26-2012 03:06:39 | More by MinnTwins
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2012 06:21:13 | More by ferrettman687
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harrynuggs


4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2012 02:43:47 | More by harrynuggs
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shick1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-21-2012 17:24:59 | More by shick1
Harpoon Leviathan - Quad from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.