Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

Harp LagerHarp Lager
BA SCORE
3.23/5
2,588 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,355
Reviews:
743
Ratings:
2,588
pDev:
17.34%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
551
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,588 |  Reviews: 743
Photo of Johncnh
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.68/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bshefftz
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lastcall77
4.21/5  rDev +30.3%
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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Photo of craigbelly
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guess I've never had this as a stand alone beer. Usually had Guinness mixed in there. There's really nothing here. Some have said it used to he more, but I'm not seeing anything now.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hossman71
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsteez
2.89/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Standard international lager. Yellow and golden with fizz; crackery and malty. Nothing special. Just a warm weather beer.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmg480
2.54/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmorrisse
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbaz
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.61/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RyanKininger
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PMarcy78
2.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Broberts1956
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What happened to Harp? The color has gone from pale sunflower to a generic gold (think Budweiser). It's flavor has gone from crisp and bright to generic American lager. Have they added corn to the recipe? I don't know if this is intrinsic to what is sold in USA, but it is definitely not the same as what we used to get. Dull.

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Photo of brewnme
3.87/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoshHatfield
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dayoflight
4.45/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a pint at McKibbin's Irish Pub.

It's nice and non-descript in the best way possible--not all beer needs to necessarily project itself and make you wince to appreciate its complexity. Not much of an aroma, sweet yeastiness, no skunk, not too bitter. Very pretty, pinkish yellowish color. Very little head. Hydrating. When I finished it I wanted another one, so I think it's a success. Goes very well with sweet foods like cheesecake.

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Photo of darscotb
4.47/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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