Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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Harp LagerHarp Lager

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear and golden as a lager should be. Bubbles are not as ubiquitous as I'd expect.

S: Scent has some malt and grain. A little skunky in this case, even after some warming.

T: The cereal grain seems to be the most obvious with a little bit of malt in there, too. Bready, and almost not bitterness.

M: Certainly clean and crisp as one would expect from this style.

D: Not bad for a lager. Not my usual style of beer, but not bad nonetheless. I think I'll stick with Guinness' most famous, though.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BDIMike
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice looking clear, golden color. A good amount of carbonation creates a thick white head that laces throughout the drink.
Smell is very good for a typical Euro lager. Good saaz hop smell and a very fresh biscuit smell too.
Taste is even better than the smell. Dominated by a very nice biscuit taste. The hop tinge really doesn't bite as hard as a lot of Euro lagers, which I enjoy.
Mouthfeel is great for a pale lager. It has a medium thickness, and a great balance of a refreshing crispness and a smoothness to match.
Drinkability is very nice on this Euro lager. I am usually not a fan of this type of beer. Harp does not have the sharp, "skunk" hop taste a beer like a Stella has. It is much more drinkable and a lot better.

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of eye2
2.8/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale. Very calm. Light yellow. It looks clean and inviting.

S: Not much smell here. Mellow.

T: Clean taste. Nothing offensive. Nothing spectacular. The clean taste reminds you that it's going to be safe without a nasty and lingering after taste.

MF: Much better than similar looking beers. Good carbonation and goes down smooth.

Overall: A great outdoor beer to drink in quantity while smoking some meat over mesquite.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass:

A: clear crystal yellow color with a full white head that disappeared within a couple seconds, no lacing

S: smooth hop aroma with a slight maltiness coming through very subtle

T: smooth bitterness, pretty crisp yet also kinda bland

M: light to medium, sessionable, no aftertaste, quick sweet finish

O: uh, decent for the style, unsure if I would have this again

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 2,625 ratings