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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Premium Lager
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Harp 5% Export is a premium lager with a 5% alcohol content and a rich, smooth taste. Harp is also exported to Europe and Canada.

The Celtic Harp is unique to Ireland and is as much a part of being Irish as the love of life, good music and the appreciation of a finely crafted beer. Harp is brewed to the traditional Irish way, from some of the finest barley and purest water in the world, for a fuller, richer flavour. Harp Lager’s distinctive taste complements any cuisine.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Whatup14 (1616) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Canette 473ml. Couleur jaune pâle translucide, mousse blanche ayant une belle tenue et laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de malt, sucré, maïs. Goût sucré, maïs, herbal. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-faible.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
tightslice (962) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. I honestly can’t remember much about this which is almost worse than being outright terrible. Will try again but not sure why.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (889) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
A go to beer in college...seems to me it tasted better back then...lots of malt...not much flavor...ok brew

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrNosha (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
Vom Fass. Hellgelbe Farbe, sehr wenig Schaum. Getreideduft mit etwas Hopfen. Geschmack wässerig.erst süßlich, im Abgang dezent herb.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2347) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow, topped with a medium white forthy head, no retention almost. Malty aroma, some grassy hops as well. Taste starts with a short sweetness, crisp body, a bit grassy awith ok bitterness in finish. Nice for a lager, refershing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Weak white head (I was tempted to type "shite") and clear yellow body. Soft aroma of sweet hops. Flavour is mostly corn with a slightly hoppy finish. Lager-y indeed but it doesn’t rise above the back. Decent, though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (840) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Dégusté à partir d’une cannette de 500 mL (5%, Harp EXPORT Lager). C’est important de spécifier, car les trop communes bouteilles vertes sont totalement à éviter pour ces lagers importées, à moins d’aimer la bière aromatisée à la moufette! Bière jaune tirant sur l’orangée, désespérément limpide, bonne effervescence, et surmonté e d’un très mince col blanc à grosses bulles, qui parvient tout de même à persister quelques minutes. Arômes de malt pâle et sucré (mélange de sucre d’orge et de sirop de maïs) avec tout de même un peu de pain frais, grain, foin et un léger rôti/fumé. Effluves d’un houblon principalement végétal (branchage, feuille…) et d’un alcool difficilement intégré. Nez tout de même pas si désespérant (considérant le style!), complexité moyenne, intensité plutôt faible. En bouche, pétillement moyen-fort sur la langue, rondeur intéressante au palais, légèrement moelleuse et veloutée. Au goût, malt pâle, grain, saveurs plutôt céréalières, c’est peu sucré, et, étonnamment, subtilement salé (houblon?). Finale à l’amertume légère mais bien présente, houblon moins végétal et plus minéral qu’au nez. Pas mauvais du tout au goût, ça se boit bien, mais faibles complexité et intensité. Pas tellement intéressante sur le plan de la dégustation, mais offrande fort acceptable dans le créneau des lagers importées au Québec.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
A hoppy dry lager with the standard floral and honey notes on top of the bready malts and corn grains.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DomD (253) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured from can. Floral and hay aromas. Clear golden color with with white head. Very light bitter taste. Light body, thin texture, and soft carbonation. Overall and easy drinking crisp brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
Clear golden appearance with medium head. Malty and corny aroma, some sweetness, slightly hoppy. Average Premium Lager style.


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