Hap & Harry's Tennessee Lager | Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company

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Hap & Harry's Tennessee LagerHap & Harry's Tennessee Lager

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Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, and Biscuit

Hops: Perle for bittering, Saaz for aroma

IBUs: 14

Added by JayS2629 on 06-14-2011

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 118
Photo of brunsojw
2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks like a Budweiser. Tastes like a Budweiser. Does not need to be in the top beers of Tennessee list. If you want a cheap tailgate beer, go with Budweiser.

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Photo of TerryMills
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rather drink a pabst blue ribbon that had been sitting in the bed of the truck on a summer day .

This is not in any way a good beer, very offputting flavor.

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Photo of mlockman
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really like this beer; after a hard day of fieldwork in the Tennessee River Valley, there is nothing quite as delicious and refreshing as one popping one of these open at the hotel before I hit the shower. It is not very complex, which on occasion is precisely what I'm seeking, and has a good, straightforward lager-taste.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a glass

Light golden yellow, pencil thin white foam head, quickly settles

Aroma of malts with a hint of hops

Hop forward over a malt base

light Body

Ok beer

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Photo of Vestlake
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour, small head. Aroma and taste are classic Vienna lager. They did a nice job with this beer. It has a really good taste and is worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hap & Harry's Tennessee Lager
on tap @ Edley's BBQ, Nashville, TN - 4 April 2015
$4 / pint

The label and the story behind Hap & Harry's are probably the most interesting things about it. Not that it's bad, it's OK, but it's just an average amber ale. The malt is lightly toasty, and there's some very mild hop flavor to it as well, but other than that there's really nothing going on. If you like Yuengling Traditional Lager you'd probably like this although it's not as sweet. I would, however, like to try the Hap & Harry's Lynchburg Tennessee Lager which is supposed to have a little more maltiness to it.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle resembles Jack Daniels bottle, which is cool since the company is an off shoot of the guys that started JD. Smooth drinkable lager. Can't ask for much else. Solid.

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Photo of smcolw
2.63/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

No head, no lace. Yellow color and nearly clear.

It smells like wet cardboard and brewery floor. Not attractive.

Round, malty flavor. Nearly no hop which makes this slightly sweet. Thin bodied and highly carbonated. No aftertaste.

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Photo of chinchill
3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hap & Harry's lager (Nashville, TN) on tap at the Casual Pint in Knoxville.

Pale golden with a very short-lived head 

Looks like a pitiful light lager, but has a decent aroma and flavor. 
Mostly malty in the nose but with a subtle hop presence. 

Flavor: notably more hoppy that the aroma indicates, with a lingering if light hop note. 

Feel: light body; crisp carbonation. Thin but not watery.

O: good flavor for style

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Photo of BigBry
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Standard brown bottle, as pictured, was the daily special (lots of advertising, table toppers, posters, and it was on sale).
Pours with no real head to speak of, bubbles up and disappears, no lace.
Clear, yellow color.
It has no real smell, maybe some wet grass.
Somewhat malty flavor, slightly sweet, no hops.
Thin body, lots of carbonation leaves a tingly afterbite.
Crisp, light, no heavy flavors. Good for a hot day on the patio

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Photo of Minkybut
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a normal lager looking golden color nothing special. The beer had a poor head and I was not looking forward to much. The beer also stunk, smelled sour. HOWEVER, the beer was not sour tasting and was quite wonderful. Nothing special like I said but very drinkable. I like it and would buy it again with its slightly grassy clean taste.

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Photo of nukem5
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a nice golden color with a slight tan head.

S: Aroma is malty and light fruity zest in there.

T: Taste is of some lightly sour fruit malts , very pleasant and refreshing.

M: Mouthfeel is light to medium with very little carbonation .

O: Overall an all around decent beer from a relatively new brewery , Yazoo, who I did like some of their other offerings. Good growing beer hopefully one day big enough to be all the way up north here in PA.

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Photo of Quintonwhite007
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Absolutely wonderful after a long day at work, refreshing and light. However, without a good days work before hand I found the beer to be lacking and almost a different experience. Very little to no head when poured from a bottle. I live in Buffalo so get a lot of exposure to Canadian and American lagers, and this was better than most easily attainable North American Lagers.

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Photo of donmonkey1
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark golden color with a fizzy white head that leaves leaves so fast it doesn't even remember the definition of lacing.

Smell: Sweet and malty.

Taste: Very sweet and malty with a rum type flavor.

Overall: The beer is way too sweet and I really don't like the rum flavor.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small white head dies into a nice lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Aroma is sour grain malts with a little breadiness and maybe a little hops adding to the sourness.

A lighter bodied beer with a pretty big taste with a lot of sour grain malts, corn syrupiness, and some hops to a lesser degree.

A slightly dry aftertaste that brings with it some slight sourness.

When i first saw this in the glass I thought "Yippee, another Budweiser wannabee", but this beer had a lot more tastes coming through, I could drink a few of these.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a clean amber/gold pour with a finger of head throughout. smells yeasty, a slight lemon zest, reminds me of yeungling. tastes just like it smells... definitely tastes like yeungling. not much else to say really. light bodied, crisp, and refreshing.

overall, a decent lager. very much like yeungling, in pretty much every aspect.. except a bit more refreshing and lighter in color.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden yellow with a half inch head. Retention is so-so. Very clear.
S- Grain, a bit of grass, and a touch of bread dough to it.
T- Fairly sweet up front, being a bready sweetness. There is a grassy character in the finish. Minimal bitterness to it.
M- Crisp. Carbonation was a bit high. Body was appropriate for style.
O- It's an ok beer and an easy drinking one while out at a music bar, but not something that I need to repurchase for at home.

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Photo of Veristic
2.13/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Lynchburg Lager served @ 45* into a Dos Equis tulip pint glass, consumed on 5/15/12. No bottle date.

A- Fizzy one-finger white head with horrible retention. Dissipates to nothing instantly. Swirling gets nothing. Zero lacing. Brilliantly clarity, I would say it's probably filtered. Deep gold body.

S- Out the neck, it smells a lot like a macro adjunct lager. Once poured, more of the same. Grainy, maybe a little corn/DMS, some light solvent & estery notes. Smell is bland with nothing very appealing.

T- Not really looking forward to this. A little sweet, very thin & watery. Slight hop bitterness. Some light graininess. I think there might be some light notes of acetaldehyde. As it warms a small amount of toasty grains come out but it's too little too late.

M- Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

O- Maybe a small step up from BMC but not by much. This just makes me want a Brooklyn Lager really. It's been a really long time since I've had a PBR but that's kinda what it reminds me of.

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Photo of Portertime
3.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was brought to me by my mother in law who was on a quest to find me a beer exclusively distributed in Tennessee. Boy did she hit a home run! First of all the stats are all wrong. It is a pale American lager and the ABV clearly states on the bottle 6.5%, but enough semantics.

Appearance: pours a healthy, bright straw hue with a sizzling head.

Smell: sweetened cereal grains and raw bread dough.

Taste: musty hops provide a nice hug of bitterness behind a strong maltiness. Very easy drinking and sessionable.

A very fine beer from Hap Motlow who brings a fine a whiskey.

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Photo of swenocha
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This has become my favorite when I am in the mood for a pale lager.

Miscategorized as a red/amber lager. This is definitely a pale lager. Color is straw yellow with solid carb, a finger head that dissipates, and decent lacing.

All-grain, so it's got a bit more body than the average corn/rice pale. Hopped with Pearle and Saaz. A bit of bitter and a nice hop flavor. Decent mouthfeel, aroma and flavor pretty basic. Not overly complex, but it's a nice pale lager.

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Photo of sommersb
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 03-17-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Presentation is 330ml bottle, not seen much in American beers, with a twist cap. Back label has a story of the beer's namesake partners, Hap and Harry, one from the Jack Daniels distillery and one from the first distributor of Jack Daniels, of the Lipman family. Side note on the label says "Crafted exclusively for R.S. Lipman Company by Yazoo Brewing Co., Nashville, TN."

A: Golden color, with clear clarity showing quite a few bubbles in the glass. Head is a modest finger high and fades soon. Lacing is good on the glass.

S: Aromas are grassy and yeasty with a crisp, noble hops character.

T: Clean lager taste, featuring a light bitterness and slight bready sweetness. Also has a low citrus/lemon flavor. Reminds me of a pilsner.

M: Crisp feel, with a high amount of carbonation. Light bodied, with a finish of light bitter hops.

O: I'd say this is a simple but refreshing all-malt lager.

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Photo of Merkur
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice dark, but clear yellow color. A slight amount of bubbly head, but not much.

Beer smells of straw and slightly bready.

Beer tastes very crisp. Slight grassy and corn tastes.

Mouthfell is fairly light and very drinkable. Good sessionable lager

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Photo of stewart124
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow with very visible carbonation. Nice centimeter of head. Some lacing as this goes down.

Lots of straw in the nose.

Clean taste with a slightly bready character. Some sweet notes and more light grainy characters with some earthy bits. Some spice from the hops but fairly mellow.

All in all it's an easy drinking lager. I wouldn't have guessed light lager but the malt characters were on the lighter side. Not so much watered down as it was lighter in malt characters and hops.

Solid and refreshing but nothing too interesting either.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhere between a miller light and Yeungling. Its typical look of an American lager, a medium copper, clear and with medium foam that fades fast. Sweet caramel smells, grassy hints of hops and sweet corn. The taste is a bit watery with corn, and caramel malt in the middle and a low hop background of earthy, grassy hints. Light, refreshing, crisp, clean and easy to drink. Pretty typical and boring. I wonder if it is an attempt to appeal to the commerical crowd?

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Hap & Harry's Tennessee Lager from Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company
3.19 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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