Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

Harp LagerHarp Lager
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Harp LagerHarp Lager

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of jjkatter
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of WestHam973
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of DogFood11
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a shiney golden to yellow, tons of active carbonation, Big frothy head fizzes out quickly never to be seen again.

Malts are on the sweet side, Hoppy zip is noticeable but barely a factor, Grain, adjunct tasting.

It is what it is....boring, somewhat thirst quenching although I can think of alternatives. Crispness is snappy but overall its the grainy wheaty earthy that wins over.

Not a fan, I honestly would rather have a cup of water.

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Photo of Alex5
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of BlueShepard19
1.59/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bbluemzbeer
1.72/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: yellow lager look

Smell: like a malt liquor

Taste: it has a very big lemon taste and bitter taste at the end..No complexity or uniqueness to this beer.

Mouthfeel : light mouthfeel .

Overall: I take a Mickey big mouth or Schlitz malt liquor over this beer even light beer. I will not buy again !

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.73/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On-tap and served in a 16oz. plastic cup.

A: The beer is a deep copper color, with a foamy medium-sized off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace.

S: The smell is of malt & barley but isn’t strong at all.

T: The taste is malty but very plain and bland with a little bit of hops.

M: Smooth, but no crispness, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Goes down easy and not too filling, but not very tasty at all. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think I can see myself drinking this beer again under any circumstances.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Clear, pale straw color with almost a finger of head. Short lasting head though.
Smells like green apples and mildly grainy, faint overall.
The taste is an assault on the senses. A brutally bitter (not the good kind) and metallic mess from beginning to end.
Light and crisp body.
The taste was unexpectedly bad, much worse than I thought it would be.

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Photo of gnikola
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of Roland45s
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of changdulla
1.78/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I never had it before and I wish I never did.

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Photo of Jerone
1.79/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Straw yellow with a quickly fading white head and lots of bubbles.

S - Corn and malt, I don't smell any hops.

T - Mild corn and malt with an off putting slightly bitter finish.

M - The mouthfeel is fine, with medium carbonation and light body.

O - Not my favorite and In my opinion just as bad as any of the other macro lagers. If you're looking to get drunk there are cheaper beer with the same flavor.


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Photo of beerguy101
1.83/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light gold color, medium head. Slightly skunky aroma. Light malts and hops. Tastes like a Euro-Lager, but there is a touch of soapiness and green bottle skunkyness. HOLY FALSTAFF BATMAN!! IT'S A HEINKEIN!! How does a beer in a brown bottle taste green bottle skunky? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is bitter and soapy. This bottle is UNDRINKABLE!! I doubt I will re-rate

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Photo of AD17
1.94/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheBrewWhisperer
1.94/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: clear golden lager with some foam rising til the very end being a small amount nothing too surprising for a euro pale lager.

Smell: Predominant skunk which is odd for a brown bottle, but lingering hop and a hint of bitterness.

Taste: A Stella Artois type lager (not a green bottle taste surprising) very pale in hop and barley very watery at the same time mediocre in the most sense.

Mouth-feel: Terrible beer just terrible very very crisp but at the same time very dry mouth feel I thought this was an Irish pale lager!.

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Photo of rastaman
1.95/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

An overated lager, bland with an edgy taste, i'd look elsewhere first, but still drinkable, but theres nothin in this beer that i can appreciate.

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Photo of skillerified
1.98/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours yellowish-golden hues. Half-finger head that fades in minutes to a slight lace on top and on the glass. Some carbonation is visible.

Smell is a little fruity, a little citrusy, and something else I can't quite place. Hoppy maybe. It's an odd combination that's not particularly appealing to me.

Taste is a little on the weak side. Very little up front. There is an acidic (citrus) dryness in the middle and a touch of bitterness at the finish.

The mouthfeel is strange. There is like a slickness that sticks to the back of your tongue and throat. After a while, you can taste it on the roof of your mouth too. Again, it's not particularly appealing to me. It's a very light feeling beer too.

Not particularly drinkable for me. I could down another one if I had to, but I can't forsee any reason to buy this again.

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Photo of brdc
1.98/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Small capped bottle, poured into a pint.

Clear, light golden with an average white head, some retention, little lacing. Aroma is faint, some malts, very little hops but everything so faint that it is hard to describe.
Thin on the palate, taste is watered down, some breadiness, a hint of grassy hops.

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 17.7% out of 100 with 2,585 ratings
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