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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Premium Lager
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3373) - Radom, - 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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (474) - 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 (1311) - 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 (141) - 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 (1189) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
Clear golden appearance with medium head. Malty and corny aroma, some sweetness, slightly hoppy. Average Premium Lager style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dandeman (598) - 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 (106) - 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 (1609) - 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 (14471) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (905) - 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.


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