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Harp Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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Harp LagerHarp Lager

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2,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,277
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 267 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Pale Golden color, clear with no cloudiness, moderate head retention with average carbonation

Smell Aroma-Hints of malt and slight floral scent

Taste-Sharp hop bitterness, not too much. not too dry or sweet

Mouthfeel-light to medium flavor with a crisp finish and no lingering aftertastes

Drinkabilty-classic example of a European Pale Lager, easy to drink

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of beerrat
4.24/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer made in Ireland for export.Guinness stout is all they drink in Ireland.

Photo of Unwind06
4.23/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer overall. Like it a lot. Even if it's a smooth clear bear, I do like a lot. Much better than Quebec beers like molson n stuff... One of my favourite. I don't know what more I can say... Why do we have to fill 250 characters !?!?!?!?!?

Photo of Toddv29424
4.23/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is totally being judged on what it is--trying hard not to be subjective. Lagers have been given a bad name because of the large mass-produced ones, but this is a shining beacon to them all. Pours a golden yellow color with little to no head. Smell is uninspired and is like most other lagers that you will find. The taste is great... instead of being water heavy like other Lagers it has a full body taste. Wheat is really the only decipherable taste that you can point out, otherwise it is too well rounded to pick out. Great overall.

Photo of theozag
4.21/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definately one of the better imported lagers I have ever sampled. Pours a gentle yellow-gold that produces a thin, white head over a clear, golden beer. Smell is attractively sweet without much of a definable character. Taste is quite above average for a lager, with a clear and medium body, a malty smooth start, and a pleasantly hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is overall good, but nothing to scream about. Drinkability is quite high as this beer leaves a limited aftertaste, sits light in the stomach, and packs only a meager alcoholic punch.

Photo of JamesS
4.2/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an excellent clear straw color with decend head, although very little lacing. Very nice scent, a nice clean and crisp matliness with a little hint of spice. Great taste for a macro-Euro-lager, excellent balance with great maltiness and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Very smooth.

Photo of mgdeth
4.2/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer is a pale golden color, and clear. The beer forms a good thick head which recedes, laving some lace. This beer looks highly carbonated. The color is probably a bit deeper than most American mass produced beer.

Smell - I perceive a relatively strong, clean malty aroma. No hop aroma is present. I do not detect any adjunct grains. The smell is inviting.

Taste - This beer is very smooth, with a clean, crisp taste. Sound like macro swill? It isn't, in my opinion. The beer is very flavorful for a pale lager. I do not detect hop flavor, which seems appropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel - The beer is very smooth and light feeling, but I still would not call it watery. It is more substantial than a typical macro brew.

Drinkability - This beer is very drinkable due to the taste and easy drinkin' mouthfeel.

Comments - Although I am not a big fan of this style, I think that this is a very good beer. Big beer drinkers looking for a change of pace should like this one.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.2/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers. This is one of the best lagers, in my opinion. The color is a bit darker than most, while the aroma offers a little something extra like a sweet-hoppiness. From the first sip, to the very last, it is smooth with a little sweetness on the palate. A fantastic brew. A classic.

Photo of Subliminal64
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Harp Lager is one of my favorite beers. I have been consistently drinking this beer for a year now, and it never disappoints.

Colour is a darker gold.

Smell is a little on the lighter side.

Taste is a little strong, but very smooth. Very little aftertaste.

Lots of carbonation.

This beer has won numerous awards, and it shows. Give this Irish beer a look. Will not disappoint.

Photo of Shiloh
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very fine lager, full bodied and semi sweet taste, reverting to a very mild bitterness as a delicate non lingering aftertaste.
Frothy when poured and a nice light golden colour. Impressive brew.

Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
74 out of 100 based on 2,277 ratings.