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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's Landbier - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's LandbierHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's Landbier

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104 Reviews
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Reviews: 104
Hads: 132
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Pott’s Landbier, or “country beer,” is a traditional session lager with a decidedly malty backbone made up of a blend of German and North American malts. The smooth malt character is tempered by the German bittering hop Magnum, which lends a clean, crisp balance. This beer is finished with more German hops for a spicy herbal palate and aroma. Fermented with Pott’s proprietary lager yeast – and imbued with over 240 years of German brewing tradition -- this is just the beer to quench your summer thirst.

30 IBU
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Reviews: 104 | Hads: 132
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Harpoon Dave L for recommending this one. Poured on tap at the Bronx Ale House into a Duvel snifter after a well learned customer translated the German from the Beer Advocate magazine article.

A: Pours a ruby red with partial cloudyness at the start finishing off golden tints.

S: Minor sweet malty nose and a touch of baked bread.

T: Bread bread and bread then with a smooth malty follow through. Dash of ting from noble hops I suspect.

M: Ligh and crisp towards the end. Smooth at the start.

D: Not too many keller beers into my mouth, but I've been fond of most of Hapoon's 100 barrel series (Oyster Stout, Wethop) and this is no exception.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful clear chestnut color under a 1 finger white head. Thin, wispy head. No lace but in fairness it's really humid in my apartment.

Aroma is hop spice, lightly kilned malt, and toasted marshmallow. Earthy undertone like twigs and coastal dirt (think pitch pines).

It's a bit nutty. Great toasted malt and nut combo with a perfect hop compliment. Crisp, refreshing and wonderfully flavorful.

A new fav. I know a Vienna lager isn't exactly a thriller but this is great.

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Photo of Brad007
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a mild brown color with a one-finger head into my glass. Not a bad presentation here. Color's about right.

Aroma is full of sweet, slightly fruity malt that stands out well. It invites a taste and seems right for the style.

Taste is full of sweet, slightly smoky and chewy malt upfront. Somewhat thin in the middle.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering malt with a slight breadiness. Interesting to say the least.

A good take on the style that is too thin in mouthfeel. Slightly watery too. Still drinkable as it is but it could have been better fleshed out.

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tasted a goodly amount of this fine brew at yet another excellent Harpoon event. The tapping of the 100 Barrel Pott's Landbier. Brewer Peter Wienstroer of Pott's Brauerei in Oelde, Germany brewed this for Harpoon. With Harpoon brewer Todd Charbeaneau who hopped it up accordingly. According to Peter, the Germans don't crave the hop as much as us Statesiders. 250 years of brewing and us Americans have to tweak it.

But credit where due - this is a very fine dark lager. (And as Harpoon never does lager, I had to ask.) Mr. Wienstoer stated that this has been brewed and aged like the original. Some small changes in malt and hopped a tad higher.

A - Dark amber, clear

S - like teen spirit. (Sorry...)

T - Yeah, a nice full tastin' dark. Well-balanced.

Drinkability? A fine session beer. Actually a superfine session beer. Harpoon should consider this for sixers. Just sayin'.

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 - Pott's Landbier from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.