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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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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Photo of BostonHops
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What the hell is a wheatwine, right?

A: pitch black with a very thick bubbly head - thinned out quickly, but looked great up front - surprised at the darkness of the beer - expect barleywine-esque beers to be dark brownish, but this was black (actually the edges has a translucent brown character)

S: not a big sense of smell guy - got some malt and some hops, some grains

T: coffee, and hell yeah, I tasted the wheat - something like the bran flakes in raisin bran - and some very dark fruits (like a dark quad such as Pannepot), but not too sweet - let's say 50/50 sweet and not sweet (does that make sense?); is it fair to say there were rye notes or was it just the wheat? Nonetheless, I picked up on the grains.

M: loved it - not heavy - medium-bodied, some crispness, some roughness - not a wimp beer, but classy

O: delighted - I've had a bunch of barleywines and maybe 2 rye beers, and maybe 2 witbiers as well - but this beer stands alone - it has aspects of all three styles, but is a really nice, bold brew - with a great aftertaste (gimme another) - it reminds me of an olden times beer - like medieval almost - and I would definitely buy this again.

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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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