It’s been forever since I last had this brew.
Bright pale golden; fruity nose; crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front, smooth aftertaste.
This beer comes in a 12 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 5.0%.
It poured a very clear golden/yellow color with a bright white head that was of good size, smooth, soft and just a wee bit soapy. The retention time and the lacing weren’t bad at all. A pretty decent looking beer to tell the truth.
Overall, it had a very mild nose. It was clean though. Relaxed grassy hops and hints of grain joined forces with some light bread and cracker innuendos. An extremely delicate fruitiness added a touch of complexity, however, for the most part, it was rather straight forward and typical of an average Lager.
The graininess came out a bit more in the taste. It was fresh and clean with an easy hop taste and the bitterness was kept to a minimum. Flavors of cereal grain and bread let loose a dainty earthiness. Again, just a gentle sweetness and fruitiness was accounted for. Much like the aroma, the savor was modest and mild mannered.
The mouthfeel was medium to medium/thin. Quite dry, smooth, snappy, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching. The carbonation was ok, but only a sparse amount of flavor was left behind after each swallow.
Well, this beer was super easy to drink that’s for sure. I was through the bottle before I even knew it. It was, for the most part, just an average beer I thought. This would be an outstanding Summer or “lawnmower” beer. A person could pound several of these without any trouble whatsoever. I seem to remember liking it more back in the day. I guess we all did though, huh?. I definitely wouldn’t go out of my way to find this, but if it came down to having this or having one of the “Big 3”, I would choose the Harp Lager every time. It has nothing off putting or obtrusive, however it doesn’t really present anything that’s extraordinary either. Just an easy going, no-nonsense Lager.
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Score: 3.05 out of 5