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

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

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BA SCORE
80
good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A. visit their website
Poland

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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2/5  rDev -42.5%

yeaprolly, Feb 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
2.1/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into pint glass!

Pale gold in appearance, four finger, fast reducing off-white head.

Heavy carbonation

Smells: skunk, wet grain, cereal

Taste: wet grain and grass

Mouthfeel: watery

Overall, this is a boring beer. Not too bad, but definitely not too good. I bought it for $2.50 at the local chain liquor store. This is not worth your time.

BierStein711, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Cresant
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this undated 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. A healthy sized head sat on a golden yellow body. Chill haze remained throughout the drink.

Smell was lemony, grain. Grass. Rather bland.

Taste was tart/sour. A raspy hop bite was welcomed but there was not hint of complementing malt flavor. This one lacked any real sweetness. It was drinkable yet lacked any depth.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with mild prickling carbonation.

Cresant, Dec 16, 2006
Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of JBogan
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light golden color with a large foamy head which disappeared shortly after and left no lacing.

Uh oh, there's that skunky smell. Maybe some grains in there too.

Tasted better than it smelled. Very hoppy with a bit of wheat, and something floral I can't quite place.

Mouthfeel wasn't too exciting. Light bodied with nary carbonation. A bit flat really.

This was a somewhat drinkable beer. Not too offensive as the smell led me to believe, but then again it's not a beer I plan on purchasing anytime in the future.

JBogan, Dec 11, 2007
Photo of armock
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a golden color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipates

S - Malts with some slight hops

T - Grainy upfront then a hoppy finish

M - Theres a lot of carbonation in this brew

D - This beer is doesn't have all that much going on but its better than most macros and is also pretty cheap so I'd say its a good macro replacement.

armock, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

MaxOhle, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells light on pilsner malts and light on sweetness. Fruity-lemony, citrusy, pineapple. Slightly spicy. Bohemian earthy and bitter. Yeasty, acidic and tart.

Looks slightly murky yellow to straw. High carbonation. Slight head, loosely knit that quickly fell to a trace.

Tastes grainy-sweet. Again, Light on malts. Light body. Notes of cirtrus and petter. Sharp bitterness and flavor for balance. Light vegetable flavors of corn late. A bit grainy.

Finishes bitter, bitey, and grainy. Disipates quickly. Medium-low mouthfeel. Otherwise, crisp and refreshing.

A little hoppy and bitter for a pils. Lacks creamyness that I expected. A good beer to start an evening.

BEERchitect, Jun 18, 2005
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2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not exciting, but drinkable and worth sampling. Appearance is typical clear lager-yellow. Aroma is strongly malty with yeasty overtone and a hint of fruit. Flavor is mainly malty, but it has a strong hoppy undertone that lends a little pleasant bitterness. Finish is smooth, a teeny bit on the thin side but still a good call.

Cyberkedi, Jun 05, 2007
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

BcOneSeven, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Nerudamann
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - clear, light amber color, with about one and a half fingers' worth of off-white foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - very cereal-like pilsner quality to the aroma.

Taste - the taste is almost exactly like the smell. There's a cereal-like taste to it, and by that I mean cereal grains of course. Slightly musky taste toward the end of the tasting.

Mouthfeel - the texture is fairly well balanced actually.

Overall - not a bad tasting beer, but not very intriguing at all.

Nerudamann, Nov 15, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle to a golden yellow with medium white head that lingered, but little lacing. Aroma was faint, but what I got was hints of grass, and fruit, possibly with spice. A decent tasting beer, with a slightly hoppy flavor, but not much more. Decent finish to this beer. Don’t know if I’ll drink much more, but not bad for my first beer from Poland.

kimcgolf, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of Reidrover
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml can from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.79 Pours a nice clear corn golden colour small white head..dissipates but leaves lace. Corny,bready aroma hint of floral hops..OK. Taste very balanced between the bready hop and floral hops..blends remarkably well..at the end a bit of a spicy hop kick and malty cereal. Palate is fine and smooth for style..also low carbonation which works for me. Not a bad little lager..enjoyed!

Reidrover, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Erish
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: clear, bright yellow gold color, the off-white head is abundant, and quickly dies into a nice cap with decent lacing/

S: cracker-like malt, a bit of sulfur, a hint of floral/herbal hops. A bit too subtle for me, even for a lager.

T: it opens a bit yeasty/doughy, then the slightly herbal hops kick in, the finish leaves a bread-like aftertaste with just a hint of metallic and mineral bite. Not bad, not all that great.

M: light-bodied, a watery to silky, moderate to abundant carbonation. I give it a "meh."

D: An easy-drinking enough beer, but totally lacking in character. To be fair, I don't think this is a fresh bottle.

Erish, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of Brent
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Funky bottle - if you crossed a stubby with a longneck, you'd get this - a short barrel section with a rather elegant long neck. The bottle notes "pils beer." Unlike any pils I've ever had - in a blind taste test, I'd peg this as some sort of light ESB. Aroma and flavor are dominated by caramel malt flavors. Hops don't make much of an impression, this is the maltiest lager I think I've ever had, and thumbs its nose at the style.

Brent, Feb 11, 2004
Photo of czechsaaz
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very grainy aroma. Just a hint of hops and whats there is pretty stale smelling. Otherwise, clean lager aroma.

Pale yellow and clear. Fast fading head. Not much rising carbonation.

Very light on flavor. A little bit of malt, some sugary sweetness and a good dose of bittering hops. Really have to swish it around in your mouth to get the flavors. A quick sip is pretty neutral, not terribly interesting Pils-type beer.

Light bodied, carbonation is higher than appearance would lead me to beleive. There's a pretty good carbonic bite to it.

Very easy drinking beer. Pretty typical Central Europe lager. Nothing wrong, but nothing remarkable.

czechsaaz, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of ElGordo
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16oz can into a pint glass. Pale golden body is nearly devoid of head, with some light carbonation emanating from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of mildly sweet pale and adjunct malt, with a hint of Euro hops. Palate is moderately sweet up front from the adjunct malt, becoming more balanced from the hop flavor towards the rather dry finish. Body is pleasant, a little creamy with a smooth finish. Highly drinkable, this is a decent Eastern European lager.

ElGordo, Sep 06, 2007
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3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw these 16oz cans sitting at my local booze supplier, picked a few up... they were cheap. I’m going to get through this review without a single Polish joke too, you just watch.

A generous pour produces a cloudy, fizzy light yellow beer with a wonderful rocky, soapy white head that fills the last 2 inches of my Weizen glass. When it begins to collapse, it’s sudden and you can literally watch the foam fold into itself, leaving a big crater in the middle. Most amusing!

Smell is rather good, sweet floral notes and light malts tease the nose, while minimal hop bitterness rounds it off. Has something that reminds me of mineral water in the nose, not metallic, but perhaps sulfur? Not really sure…

A small sip reveals that this beer is made for quaffing, so I take a large gulp. My first impression isn’t all that great… this is a fizzy, watery, weak beer with few aspirations. Subsequent sips, however, reveal that this isn’t SO bad, after all. It’s certainly weak and a bit bland, but has a certain addictive quality that keeps you coming back. It’s smooth, honey-sweet and has a pleasing grainy aftertaste. No skunk or off flavors, just not much to write about. Even so, I rate the drinkability quite high.

I wouldn’t necessarily seek Perla out, but I could certainly drink several if I wandered into a Polish bar. (And someday I intend to.) I’d say this is a good blue collar drink, and infinitely superior to the macro swill you find at most bars here. Serve to your PBR loving friends and see if they like it.

kkipple, May 14, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

biernack, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

leprechaunandfatman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of aforbes10
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle given to me as part of a Christmas gift:

Pours golden and bubbly with a massive tope-colored head.

Smells like kegged miller lite, fruity and skunky

Taste is strong for a pils, bitter , tart, malty and kind of metallic.

Mouthfeel is bubbly and tongue stabbing but it goes down nicely.

Drinkable and knocks you flat with a well-hidden 6.2 ABV

aforbes10, Jan 16, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

chasmandocharles, Jul 14, 2013
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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.