Harp Lager | Guinness Ltd.

BA SCORE
75
okay
2,571 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:
2,571
Reviews:
739
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
17.28%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
535
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,571 |  Reviews: 739
Photo of Broberts1956
3/5  rDev -7.4%
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 +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JoshHatfield
3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dayoflight
4.45/5  rDev +37.3%
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%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaisell
2.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bammer21
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derdtheterd
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
2.32/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acmurphy696
4.16/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best mainstream beers out there. It stands out because unlike adjuncts, Harp's has a definite flavor. There's nothing bland here. It has a pleasing aroma and flavor.

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Photo of jserpette95
4.19/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlurmDrinker
2.77/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.69/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Edie
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.67/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From notes taken 08/15/16:

Straw gold to nearly amber gold, very clear, bubbly, capped by thick, fine, uneven off-white head of moderate retention. Lacy. Grain, light grass, light honey nose. Grain and honey throughout on palate. Some rindy and metallic notes as it finishes. Light to medium in body, soft and smooth, sudsy to nearly effervescent.

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Photo of Thunderb01t
1/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of edthehead
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Harp Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.24 out of 5 based on 2,571 ratings.
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