Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

Harp LagerHarp Lager
2,588 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at the Ould Soud in SD. It's a great, old school, Irish-owned dive bar. Many nights with live, realy Irish jam music too.

A: Had a bright, clear medium golden color with style appropriate visible carbonation; white 1 finger head; plenty of lacing.

S: Nice, subtle hop aroma, a little on the light side but good.

T: Unlike many standard American mass produced, it has a nice fruity front, dry, a notably nice bready middle, with a nice dry fruity finish.

M: Appropriate light body that's crip, dry, and refereshing.

O: Much better than your standard mass produced lager or ale. I really enjoy this beer on tap.

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A pint glass on tap at McGee's Pub (SC).

A: Clear golden color with visible carbonation; white head; plenty of lacing.

S: subtle aroma of a weak and very plain lager.

T: has the flavor of a rather average light lager except it is more fruity (i.e., it has some touch of fruitiness, mainly orange) and has a notably nice bready/fruity finish.

M: light body; crisp; semi-dry

O: a wee departure from your standard macro-lager. {3.25]

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One of my favorite beers when I was first "going outside the Bud Light/Heineken" box when I began drinking beer as a youngin', Harp kind of fell off my radar these last five years or so. Picked up a six pack not too long ago and was pleasantly surprised of how good this beer is.

Its appearance is far from impressive, pouring a thin, medium golden with a slight, thin head that stays throughout, but never leaving much lacing along the side of the glass. Aside from malt and a slight hint of bread, there's not a whole lot to the smell. However, the taste is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Perfect balance of hops and malt. Refreshing and easy to like.

Glad I "re-discovered" this beer. It's a solid fall/winter session beer and looking forward to drinking more of it throughout the fall/winter.

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 2,588 ratings
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