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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (221) - Wyoming, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Appearance: pours a sudsy 2" white head that slowly recedes with abundant lacing. Clear light golden color with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: some musky barley, a hint of lemon, toffee and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel: mouthfeel is light and slick with a pleasantly drying finish. Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, doughy dinner roll, a bit of lemon and some mild earthy hop spice. Overall: pleasant and well balanced pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Aroma is light malt, slight gum and adjuncts. Very light color, crystal clear. Flavor is very light with some malt and yeast. Light body, easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Crisp and sharp at first, malt only arrives after beer warms, opens up and goes flatter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (321) - BELARUS - FEB 22, 2014
Golden colour, creamy head. Aroma of grain, mostly grain. Tastes sweetish, pleasantly sweetish. Well balanced beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
drumbroneth (4) - West Down, Northern Ireland, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Pint (draught) from the Gall Bog Bar near Banbridge, County Down. Probably one of the lightest mainstream lagers available in Ireland, fairly small frothy head. Tastes as light as it looks, a bit of bitterness but not very much of anything else, slightly malty. Available on tap, in bottles and in cans in Northern Ireland - and occasionally as Harp Ice Cold, which I’d probably recommend if you insist on drinking Harp. Drinkable but excessively bland, on the lower side of average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerfest5 (1125) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2014
Ok, not the best beer in the world to be sure, and I don’t like Lagers to begin with unless there is something interesting about it. Nothing interesting here, bland watered down lager that has a "fat" mouthfeel to it. Gave me a headache.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
Can from Dunnes, Longford [170214]
Light golden. clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of light sweet grain malts, slight grassy hop, dull nose
Taste of light grain sweet malts, some slight bitter hop in there, bit bitter papery, very dull as usual for this sort of beer but not undrinkable
Palate - Medium carb, light body, bit oily. Finish as main flavour, soft sweet light malts, slightly bitter
Overall - Typical taste for a macro lager but it’s not the worst I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Squizzle (135) - Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Smells like a lager, tastes like a lager, looks like a lager. Good thing I like lager. Pretty normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Can 500ml. Pours pale blond with medium-high off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of grain, sugar, some herbs. Taste is of grain, pils malt?, sugar, citrus, slight bitterness. Palate: Light body. High carbonation. Somewhat crisp. Good balance. Overall: Decent but not extremely interesting. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap pour at Cooper in the perfect Harp glass. Very pale golden color and a hearty head that clings well to the glass. Taste is slightly bitter but really representative of pale lager from Europe. Definitely smooth. One if those beers that needs to be super fresh to meet expectations. Today is one of those days.

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