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Harp Strong

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14
45
style
Formerly brewed at Dundalk (Diageo)
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland

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unknown

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Has that little bit of extra taste compared to the original Harp.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2012
On tap at the scholars lounge. Not really bad but not my thing. I may drink it again if nothing else

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JaKeAFC (605) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2011
On tap, half pint. Golden clear beer with a bubbly white head. Sparkling look, in fact this is a gassy one. Strange nose, not inviting. Aroma has some malts, corn and syrup, but lots of cork, chemical stuff and alcohol. Watery and carbonated body, poor stuff but and the booze came up incredibly quick.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 22, 2011
Bevuta una sera in compagnia in un irish pub in Italia. E’ solamente una versione un pò più alcolica della tradizionale, io l’ho anche trovata molto annacquata...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2009
Draught, Firenze. Not a massive fan of the original Harp, and only slightly more of a ’fan’ of this one. Rather run-of-the-mill lager, with that little extra something due to the elevated alcohol content, but not great overall.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
The tagline says it has that little bit of extra taste. Well, it doesn’t, unless you count bitter (in a bad way) a taste.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 4, 2008
A Cà du Dria, vicino a Piazza Soziglia; avevo una sete tremenda con sto caldo soffocante e allora mi sono gettato dentro con l’intenzione di pigliarmi una Guinness, ma poi ho visto che avevano questa roba qua che non l’ho mai assaggiata e ho detto... vabeh tanto tra il marcio e la muffa, ci esce un voto su Ratebeer. Voto non ottimo, come era prevedibile: è la versione "strong" della Harp (pessima macrolager irlandese), somiglia ad una Carlsberg Elephant meno spiccatamente alcolica e senza la cacca dell’elefante. Comunque riesce lo stesso a mantenere un discreto aroma di disinfettante, corpo acquosissimo e sentori cerealicoli da zuppa stata lì/pop corn.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
toddbates (95) - USA - JAN 9, 2008
had this on tap loads of places in a few different countries. tastes a bit chemical/alcoholic. relatively unattractive and with a bitter finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2006
on tap at O’Brien’s Pub, Rome. they listed it as 9% and it was so weak I thought they ripped me off, but alas, it’s only 6.3%. mostly clear golden yellow color, aroma is earthy and grainy. flavor is grainy malt, slightly earthy and bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2006
[Draught at Connolly Station Irish Pub, Subiaco, Roma, Italy] Clear golden, creamy head. Sweetish with mellow mouthfeel and plenty of fruit alcohol. Syrupy finish with a touch of chemical bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
Had this in Florence Italy, and its not too much different from Harp Lager in my opinion. The head is medium in size, and the beer pours out a yellowish color. Its okay for a lager...ugh lager...I’d rather just have a regular harp I guess.


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