Blind tasting review
Harp Lager
Harp Lager

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country Ireland ABV 5.0%
Producer Diageo
Price $ Packaging 11.2oz/330ml, 16.9oz/500ml bottle
Characteristics Refreshing

Overview This second-most-recognizable Irish brand is frequently co-marketed in the US with Guinness—US packaging employs the same harp logo for both, and the two are often combined in the same glass to form a Black and Tan. But the beer was originally produced in the 1960s by an odd consortium of British brewers, including Guinness, Bass, and Scottish & Newcastle.

Flavors and aromas Bitterness is more present here than in American-styled lagers, but the low malt presence and strong carbonation (and what is likely a fairly high mineral content in the water) make this an effervescent, seltzer-ish take on lager.
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