Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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75
okay
2,571 Ratings
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80
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Harp LagerHarp Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,571
Reviews:
739
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
17.28%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
535
For Trade:
0
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Photo of fthegiants
2.24/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Turbo
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Decent palate washer. Lots of cereal and carbonation.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap:
Pours a darker golden, but still nice and clear. Head on hero pour was a film, but that film lasted. Medium rim of white fluff produced snowy lacing.

Nose is lightly grassy bitter notes atop a cereal grainy malt backbone.

Taste follows suit with grassy cereal opening. The sweetness grows to the mid-taste. The grassy bitterness lags until then, but does take over by the end. An ever so slight metallic note slips by as well. Carbonation is lively on this lager that is a little heavier than I recall many American versions.

A fine pale lager, inoffensive and with a bit of flavor that leans (with the lingering notes) to the bitter side of balanced.

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Photo of Johncnh
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bshefftz
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lastcall77
4.21/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Harp is one of my favorite import beers. Just had a pint tonight at one my favorite Irish pubs in the area. I have been to Ireland and when I came across Harp on tap that would be the beer I ordered because it goes down easy. I love a good tasting beer when you can sit down for hours on the stool of the bar and watch whatever game is on the television. It tasted sweet, very smooth and was very delightful. The color looks like barnyard hay. The smell is like the Aerosmith song... sweet emotion. I'm thinking the sweet smell has to be a blend of floral hops or sweet malts. It had a medium body with a tad of carbonation, but overall very refreshing.

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Photo of craigbelly
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guess I've never had this as a stand alone beer. Usually had Guinness mixed in there. There's really nothing here. Some have said it used to he more, but I'm not seeing anything now.

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

Photo of hossman71
3.76/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsteez
2.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Standard international lager. Yellow and golden with fizz; crackery and malty. Nothing special. Just a warm weather beer.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmg480
2.54/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmorrisse
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbaz
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.99/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.61/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RyanKininger
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PMarcy78
2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.24 out of 5 based on 2,571 ratings.
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