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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,206 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,206
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 27
Gots: 189 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,206 | Reviews: 697 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Botulizard:
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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Botulizard, Aug 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one poured a light and clear yellow with just a tinge of orange. The head was full as well.

Smell – No skunk to start things off, which is always a big plus for this category. The nasty Gummi-Bear sweetness found in a lot of Pale Lager macros is absent as well, leaving the drinker with a harsh but clear nose of grain.

Taste – This is not bad. It’s more ricey than grainy, but there’s nothing offensive in here.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied, of course, with a bit of decent carbonation. This one is quite refreshing.

Drinkability – I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m going to award a Pale Lager macro the title of “average.” Congratulations Guinness!

RoyalT, Feb 05, 2004
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

cam477, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

beerhunter13, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -10.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Dmann
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a decent lager. My pour had a good head on it that faded quickly and left little lace. The smell was quite grainy with a little bit of hop in there as well. The taste was simmilar to many macro lagers I've had...grain with a touch of malt flavor and little to no hop bitterness. Although my girlfriend ordered one and enjoyed a beer for the first time, I do not think I will be paying for another one of these myself..

Dmann, Jan 31, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Cuvie62, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

markallmon, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

FadetoBock, Jun 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Joebraggot, Dec 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

BeerDreadz, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of NWer
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light yellow. Clear. Abundant foamy head that settles down nicely. The taste contains some corny notes similar to American Adjunct Lagers but better. There is a premium quality that sets it apart and makes it better than average.
A very good choice for a summer session beer over a bbq'd hamburger.
A refreshing and enjoyable beer.

NWer, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

DaftPatrick, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Lazaro, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap -- What a surprise. I actually enjoyed Harp. Nice near amber colour, decent lasting head, creamy mouthfeel, light sweetness, cling-y soft & faint buttery flavour and a fruity backbone. Extremely easy to drink and an excellent session beer.

Todd, May 17, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Jpinoniemi, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of generallee
4.13/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has great clarity and a bright yellow straw color. Its head is thick with big pillowy stiff peaks. It has great retention and leaves behind lots of cool lacing.

Smell: The aroma has pleasant aromatic hops and light malt.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has a good balance of sweet, light malts with mellow leafy and floral hops. Bitterness is mild and fades to a clean finish. Its texture is smooth and wet with average carbonation and a light to medium body that is very drinkable.

Notes: For me this was a very enjoyable beer with a beautiful look and pleasing aroma. The flavor is clean, refreshing and highly drinkable. Cheers!

generallee, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of Scribbles
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearence: It has a nice dark but still golden colour.A Decent head that sticks around for a little while when poured correctly into the glass; along with some pretty good lacing.

S: Hops and a hint of fruity-ness, a decent overall smell.

Taste: Acceptable and somewhat bitter, with no off flavours, and not much sweetness to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Decent with a good amount of carbonation, smooth enough to drink despite the bitter.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink one with a meal, enjoyable, but not the type of beer that you might want to drink many of at one time.

Scribbles, Oct 09, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Beerswag, Feb 08, 2013
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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
75 out of 100 based on 2,206 ratings.