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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Pale Lager
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Bright pale golden; fruity nose; crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front, smooth aftertaste.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
k2 (146) - USA - AUG 28, 2001
Much better on draft. Good beer for the summer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Almeter, The Aryan God of Beer (13) - USA - AUG 25, 2001
A decent beer that needs to br consumed quickly, it tends to die. Head is small and not lacey at all. Great in a black and tan though

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mart101899 (3) - USA - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
If you like Coors Light...you’ll hate Harp. A passion of mine limited by price.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 August 2001: OK American style lager from the folks at Guinness. Of note: the gorgeous creamy meringue-like head, a nice breadlike aroma (dies quickly though); typically sour lager aftertaste. Better’n a lot of ’mainstream’ American alternatives--but also quite a bit more expensive. 6/4/6/3/12 3.1

January 2005: On tap at Finnegans Pub, Burlington. Among the best of the offerings at this sad little divy bar, alas. Four years on...I don’t find this really any better than typical BMC crap, there’s a bit of stale doughy malt, sure, and the carbonation isn’t quite as agressive as it is in say Bud Light....but there’s very little here to mention all in all. After this, I switched to Scotch as I couldn’t face anything else this bad...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fahrenheit81399 (21) - USA - AUG 23, 2001
Turned flat and sour fast..head was more fizzy than creamy..definitely not one of my favorites

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
i cant tell why so many people like this bland lager. better when combined with guiness in a black & tan

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2001

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2001
Fine, solid, but nothing to write home about. This is some folks’ choice for the tan in a Black and Tan, but Bass blows it out of the water, probably because it’s an ale. For a lager, though, Harp is decent, especially as Ireland is not known for their bottom-fermented stuff. Good with pizza.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
appeal200199 (9) - USA - AUG 16, 2001 does not count
Good lager. Full-bodied

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Just enough complexity to raise the bar on ’American Standards’


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