Description: "The smooth, crisp taste of Harp is the proud result of a traditional Irish recipe using only the finest all-natural ingredients. Its authentic spirit and award-winning flavor have made it a favorite of those who appreciate good beer and good time in equal measure." — Guinness Ltd.
The tasting: Golden straw (very clear) with a fluffy white head that dissipated quickly, leaving some lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malts and yeast. Flavor very similar to aroma. I didn't notice the hops in aroma or flavor. Light bodied and highly carbonated, it has a highly effervescent and crisp mouth feel. It finishes dry with bready malt. Very drinkable.
Rating: 2 star.Drinkable, but not sure I want to. Just to be clear, this is NOT a bad beer. However, it tastes like countless similarly styled lagers. It's very forgettable. It reminds of the industrial lagers I vowed never to drink again. If lagers are your style, and you're looking for a lighter Irish beer to toast the holiday, give Harp a shot. Harp reminded me of the Smithwick's I tasted yesterday. The major difference was Smithwick's heavier malt base, which make it more palatable to me.