Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Recipe changed from the original 2005 Triticus.

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2010
2011

Added by Bierman9 on 06-21-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. 2011 version.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Fruity, bready, caramel, molasses, chocolate, and warm alcohol.

Taste: Dark fruits, warm alcohol, tingly bitterness, mocha, a little tobacco, caramel, vanilla, and molasses. Tastes better as it warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little bitterness, and warm alcohol.

Overall: The crazy thing is that this dark wheat wine tastes along the lines as some barleywines. The wheat does add a bit of soft mouthfeel to the beer too. Aged for 2 years in a bottle and worth the wait.

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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.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Triticus from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.89 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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