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

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RATINGS: 1817   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright pale golden; fruity nose; crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front, smooth aftertaste.


Eyrish's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, - APR 8, 2013
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.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Perun (42) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - JUL 25, 2016
Жидкост& приятно& цвета с легкой горчинк&

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
Bright straw color with average activity. White 1.5 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with average legs. Smell of sweet grains and faint floral spices. Flavors of grains, slight corn, noble type hops. Sweet roasted grains/corn with a slight syrupy feel but still ending with a nice sharpness. Slick light body with prickly carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with smoky roasted malt feel and a bit hoppy. Overall a mediocre craft having faint flavors and almost no personality but good freshness. Very basic and overly sugary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2016
pours clear gold with a decent white head. Aroma is malt, no skunk. light malt flavor with good carbonation. decent body for the style. dry finish with just a hint of bitter. This is a pretty good pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (464) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass pours clear light golden. One finger white head that laces well and retains nicely. Aroma is grassy and herbal. Taste is sweet with a touch of bitterness. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes slightly dry. Tasting notes of herbs, grass, light caramel and bread. It’s actually not that bad for what it is.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 2, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Tom L. Clear gold, white ring. Sweet and a little honey in the mouth, quite tasteless with very little bitterness in the mouth. Very light, sweet, a little caramel finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 30, 2016
Draft. Golden color, white head. Malty, medium carbonated, a little bit hops, pure, sad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Canette bleue 500ml titrant 5% (serait-ce plutôt la Harp Export Lager?), dégustée le 9/3/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Grains de malt, biscuits, légèrement fruité (agrumes), notes de houblon herbeux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Faibles notes fruitées (agrumes). Une dominante de grains de malt et de biscuits est présente avec une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’avec des traces métalliques et de caramel doux.
En bouche : Corps : mince-moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : courte, composée de notes amères de houblon herbeux.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. As "Harp Premium Irish Lager". 4%. Clear golden. Aroma of paper, acetaldehyde. Sweetish flavor, papery, with an apple note, and a bitterish note in the finish. Light-bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ByTheirLimpin (269) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Light gold crystal clear. Nose is corn. Sweet. Bright. Good counter as the bottom half of a black and tan.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6732) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Malty, some grain and herbal aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Malty, some grain and herbal flavor. Mild easy drinkable lager.
[Botle from a local grocery store in Dublin, Ireland]


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