Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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Harp LagerHarp Lager

Brewed by:
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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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is one of my starter beers that has a little bit of flavor. The beer pours a nice golden color with a nice white head. The smell has a bit of hop and malt. The taste is pretty enjoyable with a decent amount of hops. The mouthfeel is nice with a decent amount of carbonation. Overall this beer is decent, but not great. It is not a bad session beer and I would drink it again if it was at a party or on sale.

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Photo of Kc4shore
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear Crystal Straw, full white head

Smell: Smooth hop aroma, slight maltiness on the nose

Taste: Decent smooth bitterness from the hops. Very crisp. Not too much else going on in the taste

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Well, its just okay. Honestly, there is very little manufested taste to be had. However, and I say this assuringly, I would take Harp over any Big Three lager/pilsner ANY day of the week. It is very refreshing and drinkable, highly recommended for celebration/tailgating beer. Cheers

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Photo of redfire89
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A meduim yellow color with a thin head
S- Very fragrant aroma of grains and hops
T- Crisp and clean with a nice touch of hops
M- Very drinkable like an adjunct lager
O- This beer looks and smells like an adjunct lager but has the taste and mouthfeel of a Czech pilsner to me. Very refreshing and I would recommend this beer to others. Definitely fits the bill for when you want something light and refreshing

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3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first drank Harp in Dublin when I was fourteen and visiting relatives. (Legal in that time and place).

It's not as good as I recall, (neither are anything my Grandfather drank that I've revisited!) but not bad.

Pours a golden color,producing a respectable head,that lingers well.Malty scent for such a clear beer,liked the malts dominating the hops in this beer. No aftertaste,smooth and refreshing! I may mix this with a Guinness, instead of Bass, for my next Black&Tan.

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3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a strong yellow color with a pretty exclusively white head, nothing fabulous but pretty

S - a bit less grain/wheat smell than most lagers, a slight hint of some fruitiness

T - it's a tasty lager but still nothing super special, a nice clean and crisp finish though

O - friend of mine brought this to a bachelors party, it wasn't bad but it was the last pack of beer to be finished

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Photo of K9AleingPiss
4.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice bold golden color,producing a respectable top,even with a bad pour. Continued to bubble and come alive as it sat waiting to be drunk. Surprising me again with a malty robust odor for such a clear golden beer,and the taste was even better. Loved the malts dominating the hops in this beer. No after taste,smooth thirst quinching experience and even better with a barbeque sandwich!

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Photo of startreker
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a 12oz glass and enjoyed the nice golden color. A little paler looking then other lagers I`ve had, but nice nontheless.
Started with a nice head that left decent lacing that clung to my glass.

Aroma was a nice fruity scent, and quite pleasant.

The taste is malty, but not overpowering. Finshed clean with subtle hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel was delightful rather creamy.

A little overpriced, but what do you expect from an import?

I enjoyed it and recommend giving it a try!!

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Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.24 out of 5 based on 2,572 ratings.
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