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Harp Lager - I thought I detected coriander. Is it brewed with it or was that the barley talking?

Cinnamon Sep 24, 2006 12:16 AM

Loved this - tried it for the first time the other day. Second to my fave, whitbeer Hoegaarden.

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    chuckl Jul 5, 2012 09:27 PM

    If you detect any flavor whatsoever from Harp, it is most likely due to oxidation if it was in a bottle or dirty lines if it was on draft. Harp is not a beer that people drink for the flavor.

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    1. re: chuckl
      Jim Dorsch Jul 5, 2012 09:49 PM

      Harp does have flavor. None of us can ascribe motivation to others.

    2. Tripeler Jul 5, 2012 07:01 AM

      I can't imagine anything in Harp Lager that would give any kind of unusual flavor. Most likely age and light-struck factors make the beer a bit weird.

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        4feet Jul 4, 2012 04:14 PM

        I have picked up on black currant in Harp.. Most Irish bars have a bottle on the shelf and it is sometimes requested by the locals to lace on top of a pint of Guiness. Might be a possibility, but there is something there.

        1. Pei Sep 25, 2006 08:58 PM

          Look on the ingredient list.

          I was drinking Blue Moon Lager the other day and it tasted distinctly of cilantro to me. Took a look, and there it was: coriander seeds (aka. cilantro seeds).

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          1. re: Pei
            Jim Dorsch Sep 25, 2006 09:27 PM

            Brewers are not required to list ingredients in the United States.

            You were drinking Blue Moon Belgian White, not lager.

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              Pei Sep 25, 2006 11:21 PM

              Thanks for the correction and info. Maybe a website would list ingredients even if the brewer's not required to on the bottle itself?

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                Cinnamon Sep 26, 2006 03:15 AM

                Thanks - tried that. Found nada. Aside from that it's brewed with barley.

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            brentk Sep 24, 2006 01:06 AM

            I had a Harp a few months ago and found it pretty tasteless; Hoegaarden, on the other hand, is a decent witbier.

            1. Jim Dorsch Sep 24, 2006 12:41 AM

              no coriander in Harp to my knowledge

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