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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,303 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,303
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 38
Gots: 296 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

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Ratings: 2,303 | Reviews: 713
Reviews by Edwin:
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2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Kclinger's Publik House.

Appearance - A bland gold/yellow with a white head that vanishes in a flash. Completely see-through with that oh-so-awesome "american macro" feel.

Smell - I smell just about nothing. A little grain with a slight hop character. Uninspiring.

Taste - Pretty bland. A little barley/rice type flavor, but nothing really stands out. Pretty plain-Jane and effortless.

Mouthfeel - Average at best. Has the same mouthfeel as a Budweiser IMHO. Easy, but not too easy. A bit of extra carbonation for fun.

Drinkability - Can be consumed en masse, but why would you want to?

Overall - Save yourself $3 and get the Miller Lite instead. It's basically the same type of brew. This beer really isn't anything out of the ordinary. Thumbs down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -6.8%
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!

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.88/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
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..

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4.25/5  rDev +32%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of NWer
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of generallee
4.13/5  rDev +28.3%
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!

Photo of Scribbles
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 2,303 ratings.