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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,823 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1823
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.98%


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)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at The Claddagh Irish Pub in Newport, KY on 3/26/2011. Served in a Harp Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly standard golden straw color, although it's too dark to look like a regular macro lager; hints of orange shine throughout the beer. The body is topped by a one-finger head of bone white foam which recedes fairly quickly and leaves spotty lacing behind on the glass. Moderate carbonation bubbles rise to the top. Pretty standard looking lager.

Smell: Eh, nothing outstanding, but nothing offputting either. Starts off with some sweetness and a dash of fruit from the malt with just a touch of earthy hops to back it up. Some other smells of grains emerge as well. Not bad, but not great. I think I know what to expect.

Taste: Yup. Very clean and crisp taste, but not absent or bland. Refreshing, I'd say. There's a solid start of sweet malts, some earthy notes mid-palate, and some slightly bitter hops in the finish. The only thing that detracts from this beer is the weird steel/metal taste in the finish, but it's not enough to keep me from drinking more.

Mouthfeel: Very soft carbonation makes this an easy beer to drink a lot of. Light body goes down smooth and gives a crisp finish without drying the mouth too much.

A solid European lager, but not fantastic. Probably goes better when paired with Guinness... or food... or both.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 05:55:28 | More by Groomsy
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Harp Premium lager 6pk bottles $7.99(OH)

12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. "From the makers of Guinness".

Pours a nice pale gold color. Put a little air between the bottle and glass towards the end of your pour. A nice three finger, creamy bright white head that last a long time. It give way to amazing lacing.

It smells rather adjunct, if you ask me. The malts smell great, and a light hop is detected. However a sweet corny smell is dominate here.

The taste is better than the smell but not by much. Bready malts, followed by a nice light hop taste in the middle. Towards the end there is a corny taste, but it is well hidden behind the dryness of the hops. The adjunct is better hidden in the taste than the smell.

mouth feel is decent. Not watery like Guinness, more towards the medium body. The malts and hop dryness cling to your palate, hiding the corn taste.

Overall i was not expecting too much from this brew. And that's what i got. It the best adjunct brew i have had to date. I just did not expect a corny taste in a euro pale lager. Would i buy this again, probably not.

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Pours a yellow-gold in color with a half-finger foamy white head that settles to just a thin head on top. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip but settles back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is of some grains, yeast with a hint of lemon. The taste is actually better than I expected with the grains, yeast coming together nicely with a hint of corn sweetness. Maybe a very light taste of citrus mixed in there also. Well balanced with perfect carbonation. Goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
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