Harp Lager
Guinness Ltd.

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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #75
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
74
Ranked #30,105
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 17.28%
Ratings:
2,809
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 18, 2022
Added:
Jul 03, 2001
Wants:
  60
Gots:
  611
SCORE
74
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Harp LagerHarp Lager
Notes: None
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Photo of lagrluvr
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lagrluvr

On tap @ The Scotsman, perfectly golden straw clear body, white head, nice lacing, good aromas, and nice round clean smooth beer for a June day. Beautiful lager beer for a huge brand, better than expected, Will order again next time.

Jun 18, 2022
 
4 by O-Meg from New York on Jun 15, 2022
 
2.78 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin on Jun 12, 2022
 
4.6 by joshkouri from England on Jun 11, 2022
Photo of JZH1000
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from an undated 11.2oz bottle.

On the pour a 2 finger head forms that over a couple uses dissipates to a 1mm cap that clings to the sides of the glass. Laces nicely. Lively carbonation, and average pale lager color, quite light, but darker than pale straw.

Aroma is largely slightly musty lager aroma. Not skunky, but a bit musty, and oxidized. Slight hop aroma detectable in the very very back along with some vague crackery malts.

Flavor is similar to the aroma but brings just a little more. Some detectable hop bitterness, although not a lot, followed by some nice crackery malts. Sort of like a less hoppy pilsner or a more hoppy helles lager that has some oxidized characteristics.

Feel is very quaffable. It's going quite fast and smoothly too. Some carbonation bite but largely this is a very soft beer on the palate. Not watery by anymeans but a good lighter beer.

Overall this is a decent import lager with some discernable characteristics. But it is also very sessionable, it seems it's parts add up to a greater whole than they would be when examined individually. Quite enjoyable although a bit basic. The quality is there but possibly a bit old, due to handling and importation.

May 03, 2022
 
4.1 by Beecham from California on Apr 29, 2022
 
2.31 by Calabash from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2022
Photo of Tig999
4.95/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by Tig999

Lovely lager, almost sweet to taste. Much nicer as a pint I reckon, also much nicer in Ireland and even Britain. Brewery in America is doing something different to the beer.

Mar 26, 2022
Photo of barneyrubble
2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by barneyrubble from Colorado

Look is great with clear gold color a white head that fades fast and leave a bit of scant lace.
Nose is a bit of funky yeast and not much else.
Toast, sweet barley and a hop note that evades me. Not bitter, perhaps a bit sour and a bit putrid.
Mouthfeel is slick, with a bit of dryness and a cloying finish.
A bit of a funky yeast or other off note leaves this less appealing than I would expect.

Mar 17, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Has some disagreeable off-flavors for a lager that must come from the hopping or old aged undated can. Not sure I'd seek this out again, but used to enjoy many a black & tan back in the day for sure!

Mar 16, 2022
Photo of MarkieT
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by MarkieT from Kentucky

It's okay not outstanding but still better than all those watered-down sissy beers so popular today.

Mar 10, 2022
 
 
3.25 by evostudios12 from Florida on Mar 07, 2022
Photo of BBThunderbolt
2.37/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Hard to believe I'd never ticked this one before, but, here we are. 11.2oz bottle poured into the Tulip of Doom (a 16oz La Fin du Monde tulip that is my go to. Poured a very clean and clear dark honey color with a thin cap of white head that dissipated quickly and left very light lacing.

The aroma was mostly stale malts, with some very faint floral hops. Musty and dank. Ugh! equally dank, musty, and very sweet on the tongue. The body was medium-ish, for the style, smooth, but very sticky sweet across the palate, and had a hugely sweet finish.

Drinkability was a bit of a chore. Not a good quaff. Overall, you can do better, grab for the tick only.

Jan 27, 2022
Photo of kevofficiel
2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

Harp. Got a 4 pack for 11,99$

Look: Golden colour, no head, no lacing. A pretty boring looking beer

Smell: Biscuit, some floral notes

Taste. About the same as the smell.

Feel: light body. Light carbonation.

So overall would I recommend it ? No

Would I buy it again ? No

Jan 27, 2022
 
3.17 by HarryPotHead from Maryland on Jan 23, 2022
Photo of KKinser17
5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by KKinser17

Awesome.

Dec 30, 2021
 
3.59 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2021
 
3.54 by Krusader from Wisconsin on Dec 21, 2021
Photo of kyrk
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by kyrk

Clean finish indicative of a well-brewed beer. A bit of a tart aftertaste and reminds me a lot of some of the other mass brew European beers such as Grolsh, DAB or Stella Artois. Nothing overly special about this beer but relatively decent quality overall.

If this beer were a notable person, I would say it most closely resembles Kevin Spacey. Quality actor, a bit off in character, a hard to find (at my local beer store) but readily found if looking for a wet handshake.

Dec 16, 2021
 
3.52 by Rhetion from Florida on Dec 09, 2021
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.84/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at The Parsons Pub in downtown Murphy NC.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin cap.
Taste lightly bready, spicy floral.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a very nice example of a Lager that I probably won't order again.
Cheers!

Nov 24, 2021
Photo of Pmicdee
3.59/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Pours a crystal clear gold colour with a nice fluffy head, that eventually dissipated, leaving beautiful leaving on my glass. The smell is corny and grainy. The taste has the corny notes as well as the typical Euro lager sweetness that I have experienced on numerous occasions. One of the better Euro lagers available in my opinion
Nov 19 2021

Nov 19, 2021
 
3.91 by irishevans from California on Nov 18, 2021
Photo of nitoy
1.54/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by nitoy from District of Columbia

Watery poor quality malt taste - not cardboard malt taste, rather stale bread malt taste. Slight off-taste formaldehyde note. Ichh...

Nov 07, 2021
 
3.63 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 04, 2021
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, transparent, head is bright white with fine bubbles and presents 1 finger thick then dissipates on thin wispy top with some spotty lacing.

Smell is grassy/catty hop, light grain sweetness, enticing and classic aroma for this style.

Taste is light grain sweetness, grassy/catty but less so than aroma, moderate lingering malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness for the style.

Overall, this is really a solid pale lager - maltiness is evident and hop aroma/flavor are in line with the style

Oct 25, 2021
Photo of Harriercoach
5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Harriercoach

Harp is a great drinkable lager that is similar to an American style lager but much more full-bodied without unnecessary
after taste.

Oct 08, 2021
Photo of Storm_Rryder
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

Clear, no real foam, ok carbonation. On sweet side. Nothing extraordinary about except for one thing, it's not skinny at all. I was under the impression that all beers of this style would have some skunkiness. I guess it's not the case. Happy discovery.

Oct 02, 2021
Photo of Dionysus
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Dionysus from New Jersey

Nice crushable brew. Super easy to drink and good if your planning on having a couple. I love Irish beer and this is a nice switch from Guinness. Would buy again!

Sep 16, 2021
 
2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Sep 05, 2021
 
2.95 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Aug 18, 2021
 
3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Aug 14, 2021
 
3.44 by Furlinator from California on Jul 06, 2021
 
2.99 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 29, 2021
 
3.5 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON) on Jun 05, 2021
 
4 by GRhoads from Ohio on May 24, 2021
 
3 by prisdefer from New York on May 23, 2021
Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 2809 ratings