Harpoon Leviathan Triticus - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jaasen64 on 05-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
4.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Yardhouse in Boston for a special Harpoon Rare beer night during Craft Beer week. Beers served were brewed on their Pilot System in very small batches and only available that one night. Other beers included: Uncle Fester, Maple Scotch Ale, Bacon Bock, and Black Beret IPA.

Served in a Goblet. Not sure what size, but probably between 12-14oz.

A- Appears an opaque dark black, not too thick, very bottom of glass allows a very tiny bit amount of light. About a finger and half of thick creamy white head that leaves spotty lacing.

S- Nice sweet smell of dark candied fruits- cherries, plums, etc.; bourbon; molasses; and a little bit of red wine. Much sweeter smell then the non-BA Triticus mixed with a pleasant smell of bourbon.

T- Like smell- tastes of dark fruits, cherries, plums, definite presence of bourbon flavors that balance very nicely with the fruit tastes, a little bit of a red wine finish mixed with wheat characteristics, followed by a sweet sugary aftertaste. Similar to non-BA Triticus, but again flavors amplified and definitely sweeter balanced with sweet bourbon flavors.

M- Medium bodied, slightly syrupy but not overly so, average carbonation to slightly above average for this type of beer. Alcohol definitely present, but not much burn at all for a 12% abv beer. Sweetness definitely hides the alcohol well.

O- The barrel aging for this beer really did the Leviathan Triticus wonders. I liked the regular Triticus, but I was never a huge fan. The bourbon barrel definitely made this beer a lot sweeter while not going overboard and added a very noticeable nice bourbon presence that balanced very well with the beer. I've never been a huge fan of wine-styled beers, but this is probably one of my favorites I've had. For only $7 it was definitely worth it. I hope Harpoon starts brewing bigger batches of it and it becomes a regular offering.

Talked to a Harpoon employee, from what he knew he thought this beer was aged up to 4 years in Buffalo Trace Barrels. He also said they have no plan on bottling it and it is just a rarity on tap for now.

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Harpoon Leviathan Triticus - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
4.53 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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