Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,250 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 27
Gots: 208 | 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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Reviews by ThreePistols:
Photo of ThreePistols
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed my fair share of imperial pints of Harp on-tap at the UK in the World of Nations at EPCOT during my week stay at Walt Disney World. The days were in the high 80's-low 90's and the beers were perfectly chilled and poured.

The color was amber and clear. The beer was purposely poured with as little head as possible to fill the glass with beer and not head. There was a small amount of lace. The aroma was toasted malt on a light background of hops. The taste was a little sweet, great malt and a bit light on the hops. Creamy mouth feel with a sweet malt aftertaste with a hint of hops.

Smooth and easy to drink. Nothing really outstanding but still a good and very drinkable beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -7.1%
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 -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.88/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of Dmann
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of NWer
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of generallee
4.13/5  rDev +27.9%
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
3.65/5  rDev +13%
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 -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.