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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) - Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.

Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl)Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl)

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79 Ratings

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%

Brewed by:
Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002)
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Reviews by gonzo138:
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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden color with a white head that retained ok but did lace well

S- little bit of malty sweetness at first, then a spicey pilsner hop aroma

T- matches taste, little bit sweet at first, then spicey saaz hop aftertaste

M- light body, high carbonation

D- could session this one, reasonably priced, easy to drink, pretty sure its a pilsner, will probly pick up again

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 06:36:37 | More by gonzo138
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This is widely available in corner shops in London now. Not as common as Zywiec, Tyskie or Zubr but still quite often to be seen in international shops.

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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
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