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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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Harp LagerHarp Lager

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2,279 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 36
Gots: 272 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - The pale yellow, clear beer looks decent. the problem I have is with the head. It was 1 finger thick but looked like soap suds and quickly disappears.

Smell - Some malt and perhaps a touch of noble hops.

Taste - If people are going to complain about BMC's lacking flavor they should be consistent and complain about this as well. With that said (avoidance of flavor) its an easy drinker with slight crispness in finish.

Mouthfeel - a little watery.

Overall - Definitely not worth paying import costs for. You can get similar beers in US for 33%-50% less cost.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Imported...from Canada

A: Poured with less than half a finger of white dish soap foam. Pale straw color. Crazy amount of carbonation rising from the bottom.

S: Faint grains. Smells like a BMC but only slightly better.

T: Tastes like a slighlty better BMC too. Light grains, very faint hops. Not much flavor. Adjunct aftertaste.

M: Actually not bad. Light and crisp. That works for this beer.

O: A below average lager from a boring style. To be honest I'd take some Miller High Life over this any day.

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3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a generic pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent straw golden color with a finger of thin white head and lively carbonation. Retention is bad. Standard fare.

S - Cereal grains, sweet malt and very light floral hops. Simple and clean. Mild strength and seemingly balanced.

T - Unrefined cereal grains comprise the majority of the body, with some light sweetness contributed by light pale malt. The hops are one note; floral and lightly bitter. It's definitely simple and well balanced.

M - Crisp, coarse and a little thick, probably thicker than it should be.

D - Highly drinkable, decently built and affordable. One of my standbys for session beers.

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2.55/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Fizzy yellow beer best describes this.

Corn sweetness with some other light grain.

Clean and crisp up front with a light grainy sweetness, but the middle and back end drop off completely and leave little trace of any flavor.

The carbonation is actually decent. The body is lighter and the finish dry.

No need to have this one again personally.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with little evidence of carbonation. Smell has both hops and malt, very light, kind of pear-like. Taste is very, very light. Very drinkable. Very refreshing and as I've just finished a bike ride, just what I wanted. Very balanced, not as "macro light" tasting as I anticipated. I'm not sure what that taste is but then again I am. Mouthfeel is a touch watery, slightly carbonated and generally not noticeable unless I'm reviewing. Overall, not bad. Refreshing when its cold and you're hot, I feel it probably goes downhill from there.

Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.