What we have here is a BOTTLE OF NOTHINGNESS that sailed half way around the world to disappoint me. LOL.
Nothing bad about this beer other than its lack of flavor.
I believe Rolling Rock has about the same ABV and I would choose one of those over Harp Lager any day.
This seems to be much better from the tap than in the bottle, in my limited experience. Nice golden color with little to no head. The taste is mildly wheaty with bright top notes, a sort of lemony freshness and slight bitterness. Low carbonation and medium-light mouthfeel, creating a very refreshing beer that doesn't taste watered down. If you're at an Irish bar and not in the mood for a Guinness, this is a good choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.