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Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,685
Reviews:
744
Ratings:
2,591
pDev:
17.34%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of BenHoppy
4.19/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aegelis
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive looking with truly excellent froth, pleasant hops scent, and a crisp taste. I'm wondering if I'm just not a great Pilsner-style fan and this is actually top of the rung without me realizing it. Usually anything that suggests pale I'll kick off the table, but I'm finding this one agreeable from time to time. I guess the word "lager" is throwing me off here, with the expectation of more depth and distinction. Still, a smile, nod, and thank you to Harp for the one.

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Photo of Khaack
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ewpass
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with a fizzy head. Mild malt nose. Clean malt body with prickly carbonation and off-dry finish. A straightforward lager.

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Photo of happyproff
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jack_H_91
3.81/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
4.73/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

very well put together larger

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sineone
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ntomich
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adam36
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calador
4.83/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is perfect, nothing to say

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Photo of bigbellysailor
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is tasty and straw colored with a good amount of carbonation. The head thinned out really quickly but at lasted a while. There is a nice toasted malt aroma with a very minor floral hops smell. The beer has a slit sweetness to the overall smell. Much like the smell there is a slight toasted malt taste upfront followed by a hint of hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Medium bodied and a slight carbonation feel. Will buy it again. Nothing spectacular...but very good.

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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/5/2016. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV; with plenty of clean malt flavors, and solid earthy hop presence. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JeremyJenkins1983
2.64/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It is ok. Nothing special, I won't get it again.

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Photo of Nace4
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A classic British lager. A bit bracing for a lager.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ajdemma
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
2.24/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Turbo
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent palate washer. Lots of cereal and carbonation. Buying a sixer of this would be pointless at the price. Grabbed as filler in a mix a sixer from kroger.

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 2,591 ratings
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