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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

94 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of magpieken
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

500ml can. 10.04.15. Pours a pale gold colour. Very tall, frothy head which quickly disappeared and left absolutely no lacing. Aroma of green apples, grass and honey. Light/medium sweetness and light bitterness in the finish. Light body, thin texture. Not offensive but nothing special.

Photo of DbbC
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcindpol
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can for $2 from New Seasons.

Pouring a clear golden yellow with a dense, white head with decent retention and minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose opens with a big, dusty, lemony hop character, mildly doughy, and fairly clean. Honey and a mild buttery note are present, appropriately so. The palate opens crisp, moderately hoppy with lemon, earth, dust, wet twigs and a mild resiny bitterness. The mid palate is distressingly watery but as this beer warms up and the carbonation dies off, the doughy and mildly honey like malt character are noticeable. Drying on the finish with a mild bitterness and a perceptible alcohol character, this beer is medium light in body, highly carbonated and decent on the palate. Decent stuff.

Photo of Tomrot
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AlexL323
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Chris_Burton
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm not much of a lager drinker these days but I decided to try something new and this strong, Polish beer caught my eye.

The appearance is fairly typical for a lager: golden honey with a foamy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is sweet and malty, with hints of bread and honey and no obvious hoppiness.

The flavour is reasonably good. A little sweet for my tastes, but nice and malty with hints of honey, like the aroma. The mouthfeel is rather thin, but perhaps no more than one would expect for a typical European lager. I have to admit, I'd never guess it was 6%! Very smooth.

If you're a fan of lager I definitely recommend it. It's a decent beer. Not one that I'd go out of my way for personally, but better than many more well known brews.

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Sebas
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of veganmaniu
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of habaceeba
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of yeaprolly
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Casparwhittey
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of sbartnik01
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

It has a typical lager appearance and the can I reviewed had a good big head with lacing that was quite good. I poured it very aggressively as past cans have had poor head retention

The smell is sweet and malty with a bit of hoppiness and some boozy notes. Quite nice and better than most lagers.

Taste is really pleasant. Tangy and a little sweet with a bit of a munich helles kind of flavour. There's a nice noble hop type bitterness at the end which justifies the "pils" tag. The 6% alcohol is noticeable and well integrated into the overall flavour.

Mouthfeel is correct for a lager. Thin but a bit fizzy and refreshing.

This is a really interesting beer that may lack the refined character of German pilsners but has a subtle complexity all of its own that makes it well worth trying. It's also very cheap so makes a good way to offset a few more indulgent "craft" purchases in any session. Polish lagers almost deserve a category of their own in my view. They're industrial beers with flavour and clout that are way better than standard big name euro lagers but quite different to German or Czech Pils. Novel and interesting and pleasant. Try it if you see it.

My mark out of one hundred would be 80.

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Spikester
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden with one finger of rapidly vanishing white head. My pour yielded no lacing whatsoever.
Smell is husky grain with a touch of apple peel. Taste is very mild euro hops with a big push of good malts.
Taste is sweet and malty with very little hop presence. Easy drinking smooth lager but a long ways from a good Pilsner. More like a Miller High Life brewed in Europe.
Mouthfeel was quite good with plenty of carbonation and a neutral finish. A bit of euro hops sneak in at the end but the malts will have none of it. Wet sweet finish.
Overall an easy drinking not very memorable beer.

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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.