Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Groomsy:
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
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - very pale very clear faint orange tint of an incandescent bulb. Thick foamy head. Some lacing
S - weak pale malts and straw with a hint of aluminum.
T - dry bitter slIghtly stale.
M - dry but without at least the abv benefit.
D - Kind of vague uninspired pilsner. Better than Heiny or A few of the common euro pale lagers. Don't get me wrong id reach for this before Byd or Heiny but that's not the same as liking it.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 01:40:06 | More by jeranbrews
3.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Clear deep golden body. A white head that recedes to a white ring around the sides and a cirrus cloud wisp. Random splotches of lacing.
Aroma: Clean grains, malts, and just a touch of hops.
Taste: Mostly like the aroma with a grainy and malty body, very clean tasting if not just a tad metallic. A very faint sour hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little dry.
Overall: A very easy drink, if not a session. Clean. A beer I don't drink often but am never ashamed of when I do.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 20:45:25 | More by JuicesFlowing
Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.