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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: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dandeman (484) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
From a mixed pack of Irish beers. Typical commercial lager nose. Fermentation grains and added sugars. Average strenght. Visual: Gold blond, clear and sparkling. Average thickness head, rocky, with a good lasting. A slight lacing sticking to glass and leaving some traces. Taste: A thin watery texture is announcing the start of a deception. Cereals are showing up after, but without any conviction. We can feel fresh bread accents, a slight buttery caramel; all that with an absolute discretion. Balance is weak with a moderate carbonation. Hops are almost absent. Une bière commerciale peu intéressante mais qui n’est toutefois pas désagréable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
500ml can. Pours a clear gold with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Heavily carbonate. Moderate lacing. Sweet cereal aroma. Light a crisp mouth. Smooth traditional lager, lightly bitter on the finish. Finish is short wit minimal aftertaste. Enjoyable and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1577) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Can- pours a clear pale gold in the glass with a massive rocky cap that laces. Aroma of cooked cereal and noble hops. Heavily carbonated. Medium body for a lager, malt accented. Flavour is uncomplicated - pale malt breadiness balanced well with German hops, clean finish, lightly bitter. Rounded , approachable, smooth – one of the better all grain commercial lagers out there. Certainly a far cry better than the original Harp lager.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle, German vesrion. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of biscuit and straw. Taste is plain bitter straw.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Przeciętne piwo, ale fajnie że różne od tych stoutów do których przyzwyczaił nas Guinness. Jasne piwo o dość stabilnej pianie, smak jęczmienia słodowanego wyczuwa się wyraźnie. W porównaniu do egzotycznych lagerów jest dobrym piwem

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2012
The Celtic Harp is unique to Ireland, but a lager is not. Nevertheless, this is a rather pleasant, well-balanced lager. Nice and crisp, I’d have it again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (112) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Decent white head. Aroma of some malt and some hay, quite bitter and dry, crispy, nice finish, well balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marce29 (1) - - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
Great Irish Beer, amazing taste, not too strong not too weak. Hard to get though, not sold anywhere.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4033) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap and in 330ml bottle. I will rate the tap version as I thought it was a little more flavorful. Poured pale golden amber color with a finger of white head that left a little bit of lacing on the glass. Aromas of mild grains and some light toasted notes with a light grassy finish. Taste is malty sweet with mild toasty bitterness and a bit of citrus but mostly grassy hop bitterness as well. Quite a nice lager and deserved of premium status. If I had to rate the bottle I would give it a couple ticks less, maybe 2.9.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2115) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Skunky malt aroma. Clear golden colour with a frothy white head. Thin texture with slight malt , honey flavour.


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