Harp Lager
Guinness Ltd.

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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #73
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,748
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 17.28%
Reviews:
817
Ratings:
2,002
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 14, 2022
Added:
Jul 03, 2001
Wants:
  60
Gots:
  610
SCORE
74
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by industrialswill from Washington

3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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.
Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by ABrewOrTwo from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by Barettes from Washington

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Look: Straw color, very little head, nice carbonation from the bottom

Smell: Ok, smells like a normal lager

Taste: I think it tastes very good, very crushable if you want to drink a high quality

Feel: Kinda sticky to me, not sure why

Overall: Very good, I’m in the USA so it’s not so cheap or it would be my go to crushable brew.
Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 27, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
7/2022 draft, in Ireland
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by donzilake from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Nice crush able 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!
Jul 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by selekt0r

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.46 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4 by O-Meg from New York

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 2.78 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by joshkouri from England

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.1 by Beecham from California

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 2.31 by Calabash from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Tig999

4.95/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
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
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
 
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
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Rated by MarkieT from Kentucky

2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
It's okay not outstanding but still better than all those watered-down sissy beers so popular today.
Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 1.95 by Spark420

Mar 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by evostudios12 from Florida

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

2.37/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
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
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
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
 
Rated: 3.17 by HarryPotHead from Maryland

Jan 23, 2022
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Rated by KKinser17

5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Awesome.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by Rainintheface from Florida

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Krusader from Wisconsin

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by kyrk

3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.52 by Rhetion from Florida

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.91 by irishevans from California

Nov 18, 2021
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Rated by nitoy from District of Columbia

1.54/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
Watery poor quality malt taste - not cardboard malt taste, rather stale bread malt taste. Slight off-taste formaldehyde note. Ichh...
Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
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Rated by Harriercoach

5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
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