Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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Harp LagerHarp Lager

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2,250 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 27
Gots: 208 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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1.93/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw color with a white head and soda-like carbonation. Nose is of grassy hops and hey. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is barely noticeable - of light hops and some grain. Finish is very short. This brew is on par with other macros.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had some of this left over from St. Patrick's Day, too. Thought I'd give it a review.

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge temperature.

L - Straw-to-pale gold color with a 1 finger white bubbly head. Tons of carbonation bubbles, OK retention, surprisingly great lacing. Looks nice.

S - Malty aroma, a grainy, cereal smell to it. Maybe some wisp of earthy, slightly citrusy hop aroma but this one's mostly bready, grainy malt.

T - Surprisingly citrusy sweet up front, followed by a malty cereal, bready taste, ending with a slightly bitter finish.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, lots of tongue-tickling carbonation, definitely a crisp and dry finish. A malty mouth-coating feel for sure and the bready and citrusy sweetness lingers on the tongue for a bit.

O - I was definitely surprised by this one. More sweetness than I expected, not really any of that adjunct flavor, and a crisp refreshing finish to it. Probably wouldn't seek it out, but if it's around, it's a nice light session lager.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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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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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had two of these in a bottle on St Pattys

Notice a citrusy smell right off the bat...but not over powering

Can taste hints of citrus, but not overwhelming.

Very smooth drinkable beer not what I expected.

really liked this beer and will definetly get some again. Good gateway beer for stepping into imports if you have never tried any.

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden yellow with lots of fast rising bubbles. Huge five fingers of white head that almost overflows. Good retention and leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Sweet pale malts with cereal wheat grains. Pretty bready and cracker like. Light hints of some earthy, floral hops in the background. Decent smell for the style as it doesn't have a noticeable adjunct aroma.

Taste: Bready cracker like taste of pale malts and cereal wheat grains. Light hints of citrus and lemon zest. Some light hints of earthy hops towards the finish. Light but has a decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and creamy. A pretty easy drinker.

Overall: A pretty decent beer for the style. A step above the other mass produced Euro lagers.

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