NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12-oz bottle, this poured a clear, fizzy golden with a white head. Average, non-committal aroma. Initial taste is kind of sharp, almost spicy. Somewhat odd combo of light malts and bitterness; tasted like a scone made with too much baking soda. Definitely on the light side of things.
BreWedge (174) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Royal Oak Ottawa. Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a small white head. Aromas are hay and perhaps a bit of Taste is straw, corn, mild grain, a touch of alcohol, and mild hop bitterness. Light body to the point of being thin and watery but not unpleasant. Standard mass produced lager.
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kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at mahoneys. Clear golden pour with sticky white head. Bitter and boring lager. Easy to drink though
kvnstfrd (27) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale yellow with a fluffy head. Bubbles rising constantly from the bottom of the glass tells me this is probably going to be far too carbonated. The aroma is somewhat that of a typical American lager, but Harp has a bready, yeasty note that tells me there’s something more there. There is also a floral aroma from the hops. The taste is slightly sweet with a faint bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is definitely overcarbonated, yet creamy with more body and less dryness than most beers of this style. You’d expect a beer so lacking in flavor would be thin and watery, but not so with Harp Lager. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer, there’s just not enough flavor to satisfy my palate. I should note that the flavor has become a little stronger since it’s warmed, but only a little. Personally, I’m not one to choose beer when I’m hot and thirsty, but I suppose Harp could hit the spot on a Summer day. Certainly, there are hundreds of worse choices.
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold, thin head. High carbonation. Nose is Reminiscent of the first grass clippings of spring. Starts with a bland bitterness finishes a bit sweet, not a lot going on. I have a fonder likening for this, compared to other industrial swills (the Irish clearly make a better industrial swill than us Canadians). I would certainly drink it again, but have a hard time giving it anything higher in the scores.
varanid99 (247) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mid gold with thin head. Aroma is sweet, malty, corn. Thin taste, weak bitterness - another generic pale lager
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap - too much fruit in this taste for me. The bitterness seems right, but there’s needs to be something else here.
Emitch14 (50) - Westhampton, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. Had on draft.hahaoshndld akoxbaoavavaoxhabwlabakebskdbalenahsbwbkhal Hahap
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Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of fresh grass, unripened nectarine, and scallions. Clear gold-copper with a mostly diminishing, white head. Dry, bready, and bitter. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a fresh, snappy, hoppy finish.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear pale gold color with small creamy head. Aroma is a bit grainy, bready, with a bit of hops.
Taste was a bit more pronounced. Grainy, bready, with some bitterness.
Osprey87 (536) - London via, WALES - MAR 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Decent lager, had on draught in a pub in Co Armagh. Nothing much more to say about it. Craic was good.