Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.
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3.43/5 rDev +6.2%
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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