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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,993 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 19
Gots: 111 | 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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BDIMike

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice looking clear, golden color. A good amount of carbonation creates a thick white head that laces throughout the drink.
Smell is very good for a typical Euro lager. Good saaz hop smell and a very fresh biscuit smell too.
Taste is even better than the smell. Dominated by a very nice biscuit taste. The hop tinge really doesn't bite as hard as a lot of Euro lagers, which I enjoy.
Mouthfeel is great for a pale lager. It has a medium thickness, and a great balance of a refreshing crispness and a smoothness to match.
Drinkability is very nice on this Euro lager. I am usually not a fan of this type of beer. Harp does not have the sharp, "skunk" hop taste a beer like a Stella has. It is much more drinkable and a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 01:51:14 | More by BDIMike
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cantfindme

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.1%

12-10-2011 01:33:06 | More by cantfindme
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-09-2011 18:54:13 | More by valkyre65
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WarnerJC8

Delaware

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-09-2011 03:55:00 | More by WarnerJC8
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cheapswiller

Virginia

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-08-2011 01:45:37 | More by cheapswiller
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eye2

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale. Very calm. Light yellow. It looks clean and inviting.

S: Not much smell here. Mellow.

T: Clean taste. Nothing offensive. Nothing spectacular. The clean taste reminds you that it's going to be safe without a nasty and lingering after taste.

MF: Much better than similar looking beers. Good carbonation and goes down smooth.

Overall: A great outdoor beer to drink in quantity while smoking some meat over mesquite.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 21:30:10 | More by eye2
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-06-2011 22:14:40 | More by jniagar1
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-06-2011 18:24:24 | More by Rochefort10nh
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-06-2011 18:16:08 | More by kjkinsey
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MHedish

California

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-06-2011 17:45:10 | More by MHedish
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass:

A: clear crystal yellow color with a full white head that disappeared within a couple seconds, no lacing

S: smooth hop aroma with a slight maltiness coming through very subtle

T: smooth bitterness, pretty crisp yet also kinda bland

M: light to medium, sessionable, no aftertaste, quick sweet finish

O: uh, decent for the style, unsure if I would have this again

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 00:52:50 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-06-2011 00:52:05 | More by Brown120
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-05-2011 23:02:09 | More by xnicknj
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-05-2011 21:51:23 | More by dowen44
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-05-2011 20:33:32 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-05-2011 02:06:25 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Kendo

New York

3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is dark straw-colored yellow with a small whitish head that settles quickly, leaving behind decent lace. For what it is, it's a decent-looking beer.

S: Faint. A touch of cereal grains, but really that's a stretch. This might be the weakest-smelling beer I've ever had. Though to be honest, given the style, I was expecting some skunkiness. The fact that there's none is actually a bonus (no one should ever use green bottles).

T: Again, there's not much to say about the taste either. A touch of grainy malt, then finishing with an ever-so-slight bitterness that dissipates in the aftertaste to leave a clean semi-dry impression. After a few sips, however, I'm getting a sweet fruitiness on the back of the tongue into the aftertaste.

M: Definitely light in heft, carbonation is moderate. Feels a bit watery, but that might be more a characteristic of the flavor than the feel.

O: This might be the best Euro Pale Lager I've ever had - but that's not saying much. The lack of skunky scents and tastes makes this one a better option than others in the style, but it's far from interesting. Quaffable and inoffensive.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 23:54:29 | More by Kendo
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-04-2011 23:27:36 | More by VikeMan
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bigred89

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

12-04-2011 02:24:38 | More by bigred89
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

12-03-2011 23:57:01 | More by Loveyourbeer
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-03-2011 05:03:34 | More by PhatAtUT
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-02-2011 22:27:24 | More by Amp
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blange3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-02-2011 16:17:01 | More by blange3
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-01-2011 10:59:39 | More by ROGUE16
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-01-2011 06:37:49 | More by rab53
Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.