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Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
86
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-20-2010)
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Flounder57

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a Boulevard tuliped glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left nice lacing on the side of the glass. The beer is a nice mohogany crimson ruby red color with carbonation coming up through the center of the glass

Smell: sweet caramel and toffee malt aromas. Slight hints of banana and raisins. Super sweetness and alcohol hide a lot of other aromas.

Taste: Same as taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, alcohol is very boozy, medium to full bodied and easy to enjoy.

Overall: Over the past year I have become accustomed to barleywines and the many different breweries that produce them. Will be having more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 05:24:44 | More by Flounder57
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Poured into a snifter at 55 degrees. The year of the beer is 2010.

Appearance: A light tan head that is one finger and half finger thick. The head is foamy, creamy and poor retention. The head did leave some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is medium amber color with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear with some yeast present. The beer presented with some carbonation bubbles. A very good showing for a barley wine beer.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.