Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

BA SCORE
75
okay
2,584 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
2,584
Reviews:
743
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
17.28%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
548
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jack_H_91
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
4.73/5  rDev +46%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

very well put together larger

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of ntomich
2.71/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adam36
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calador
4.83/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is perfect, nothing to say

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Photo of bigbellysailor
3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is tasty and straw colored with a good amount of carbonation. The head thinned out really quickly but at lasted a while. There is a nice toasted malt aroma with a very minor floral hops smell. The beer has a slit sweetness to the overall smell. Much like the smell there is a slight toasted malt taste upfront followed by a hint of hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Medium bodied and a slight carbonation feel. Will buy it again. Nothing spectacular...but very good.

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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/5/2016. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV; with plenty of clean malt flavors, and solid earthy hop presence. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JeremyJenkins1983
2.64/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It is ok. Nothing special, I won't get it again.

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Photo of Nace4
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A classic British lager. A bit bracing for a lager.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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. Buying a sixer of this would be pointless at the price. Grabbed as filler in a mix a sixer from kroger.

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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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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.24 out of 5 based on 2,584 ratings.
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