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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,988 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 18
Gots: 109 | 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)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

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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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 1,988 ratings.