Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) - Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
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2.1/5 rDev -39.7%
Bottle poured into pint glass!
Pale gold in appearance, four finger, fast reducing off-white head.
Smells: skunk, wet grain, cereal
Taste: wet grain and grass
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.
05-31-2013 23:00:45 | More by BierStein711
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
Out of a bomber this beer was a clear, rich golden color with a nice amount of rising carbonation. The whitehead did not retain very long and left minimal lacing. The aroma was of sweet malt, crystal malt, and a hint of citrusy hops and pineapple. The flavors were nice enough, lead by the crystal malt I then tasted the sweet malt, light graininess, sweet bread and the citrus hops ever so delicately on the finish. The body was light/medium, the carbonation good and the mouthfeel smooth and refreshing. A good example of the style at a very affordable price
01-22-2012 21:22:10 | More by thekevlarkid
3.08/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
11-15-2011 03:28:38 | More by Nerudamann
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
A: nice deep amber color, traslucent, generates a good head which dissipates a little bit fast, but a small layer remains, some waste on the glass
S: storng and pervasive malt aroma, some alcohol
Bitter taste from the beggining till the end, medium light body, refreshing on mouth even though there is alcohol and is more perceptible for being not so high on the ABV
11-03-2011 00:58:58 | More by treque
3.85/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours gold with plenty of white foam that rises quickly and then slowly settles to a little less than a quarter-inch head. Light aroma of cotton candy at first that fades leaving traces of grass and mint. Very soft palate, fairly full body and lightly peppery (very Saaz-like), spicy hops. Bitter, yet smooth finish. Full-bodied, but still very quaffable for it's strength.
08-02-2011 01:58:14 | More by marcobrau
3.8/5 rDev +9.2%
A - Clear amber, slight head but quite creamy looking.
S - Hops & herbs primarily. Quite sharp and tangy on the nostrils.
T - Smooth & creamy with a slight undercurrent of bitterness. Sweet and herbal but still mild.
M - Very mild with heaps of creaminess.
O - Surprising, not at all what I expected. The aroma keeps making you think this is going to turn into one of those ultra-harsh hoppy pilsners but it never happens. It stays smooth and tasty until the last drop.. well worth a look!
05-05-2011 11:30:10 | More by xylophonica
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
I had never even heard of this beer until tone77 laid a CAN of it on me, then a few days ago I spotted a single bottle at one of my local bottle shops and decided to use it to realign my bottle numbers with my CAN numbers. People worry that I am too immersed in CANs for my own good.
It certainly poured nicely enough, resulting in two fingers' worth of rocky, bone-white head with relatively low retention. Hey, next time, relax and hang around a while, why doncha?!? Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Man, I could look a fizzy yellow beers all day. I have no idea what gets Greg Koch's panties in a bunch. Nose had a pleasant lager sweetness, unencumbered by adjuncts. It is an example of the Law of Unintended Consequences, but I am REALLY tired of AALs from a CAN. I have nothing against lagers, per se, but a steady diet of adjunct-ridden lagers is really wearing me down. Mouthfeel was medium with an unexpected light anise flavor in the mouth. It was not bad at all, perhaps better than the CANned iteration I had a few weeks ago. Finish was on the dry side with a light anise/light sulfur flavor that lingered. Not bad, and for its price point, I could see drinking more of this.
04-19-2011 21:38:43 | More by woodychandler
3.48/5 rDev 0%
The beer pours a straw golden color with a big white cap of foam. The aroma is focused on pale malt and and a hint of grassy hops. Grainy pale malt starts the flavor profile. As the beer moves toward the center, it develops a diluted character. It finishes with a light bitterness. The mouthfeel is light, as expected. Par for the style.
04-01-2011 01:25:21 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.58/5 rDev +2.9%
Clear light gold color with a bubbly white head formation
Wow, this had a candy-like aroma mixed with bit of a generic beer smell.
The taste wasn't much different. I don't think I've had a beer with such a light appearance that had such a sweet flavor.
M/F: Very crisp, at time it was a bit gritty.
Conclusion: I liked it ... for a while! It got a little one sided. The caramel candy sweetness was unwilling to give up center stage. At times a dry hop flavor would attempt to come through but the sweetness kept saying no. It was a good for the price. It would be a good beer to pair with some sort of food item, or if you just wanted to get drunk on a rather inexpensive import. For the most part I was indifferent.
03-21-2011 02:00:02 | More by LacquerHead
3.93/5 rDev +12.9%
Thanks again to resi for sending this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has as golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit sweet, some malts. Taste is crisp, refreshing, malts, some sweetness, a light bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall is very solid offering.
03-20-2011 15:51:49 | More by tone77
3.15/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
01-19-2011 23:44:08 | More by Erish
4.1/5 rDev +17.8%
Poured into a pilsner glass.
Pours a clear golden hue with a big stark white head, made up of tiny bubbles. Two fingers of head, really stands up. Leaves nice lacing on glass.
Aromas of bread, sweet malt, and a light earthy hop note.
First sip is of grainy malt, some caramel sweetness, and a light hop bitterness. More malt forward. Lingering finish is sweet and grainy.
Mouthfeel is light, not watery, with some chewiness.
Overall, nice drinkable beer. Good session beer, but sweetness builds over time.
01-15-2011 03:53:57 | More by JamnesCameron
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours a clear, golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, grain, slight yeast, hint of hops, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight grain, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and hint of citrus. Overall, about average for an Euro Pale Lager.
08-02-2010 15:07:39 | More by Tone
3.43/5 rDev -1.4%
A: vibrant bubbles rushed to the top and formed a bone-white airy cap. Retention is rather nice as it started with a full two finger layer of icing and slowly dissipated down to a thin cap. The body is light yellow and watery gold in color with minimal lace
S: definite variety of noble hops. Prominent smells are full of grassy notes and mild malty sweetness. Some floral and earthy notes augment the experience
T: full of grains, a few morsels of corn, and some watery barley make up the bulk of this brew. This may not sound very appetizing but it is not as bad as my description entails. A nice hint of sweetness envelops every sip and is in the range of raw honey and sucrose. A slight mineral taste completes a fairly refreshing brew. I feel that the hops and overall profile is on the light to mild side. For instance, the hops have a bit of spice and the sweetness melds softly within but both remain withdrawn and reserved. This allows for a sharp (both taste and carbonation) and clean type of finish that harkens a tart apple essence
M: the feel is of a good lighter lager. Body is still full of bubbly activity and crisp when consumed in big gulps. Still, the feel is nice for the flavors and as one would expect for a Euro Pale Lager...which means it is on par
D: this should find its way back into my fridge. An overall positive experience for a type of beer that I usually skip over when at the beer cooler. A good warm weather and frisbee tossing beer. I would say pretty darn drinkable
03-29-2010 22:05:21 | More by Magpie14
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
Another green and white can, another night out on the curb...
Perla is serviceable, that's what i've decided. PBR Polskie.
Wet grain with a dry noble hop bite. No skunk or cooked veggies this time around. Clean and dry, easily drinkable. Really nothing more nothing less. Despite all the suggestions of hops (label, can, etc), i've yet to experience any true hop flavor in this. I think hops are a marketing gimmick for this beer unfortunately, unless the fresh bottle I had once was a mirage...
03-11-2008 - can
16oz. tall boy can, $.99 from Avondale Armanetti.
Into a slender Weizen glass, Perla pours a high clarity golden color. Two fingers of foam recede slowly, leaving thick lacing on the walls of the glass. Head retention is very good.
Aroma of cooked veggies and wet stone, this doesn't bode well.
Light papery malt flavor, with a vague fruity undercurrent. Unfortunately the hop presence has diminished completely. Dry at the end, although the alcohol is masked well. Tight, ever-present carb gives this beer some life, although ultimately the flavor is a letdown. As I stressed in my previous bottle review, a very fresh bottle is key, the subtle nuances of the Lublin hops are lost otherwise. Then you are left with a dull cardboard lager, and no one here wants that.
12-15-2009 03:42:40 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev +14.9%
pured from a 16.9 bottle ..it poured a clear yellow color with a fluffy head..it smelled of noble hops like a pilsner..the taste was a crisp pilsner with noble hops grass and hops and malt flavors that balanced to a quite drinkable lager..this one is quite tasty when you are in the mood for a pils /lager that is crisp and tasty it will not diissapoint you will buy more if you like the style as i do
11-01-2009 22:27:38 | More by gatornation
3.85/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured from 16.9oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium golden color. Poured with a thick head that quickly dissipated. It appears well-carbonated.
Smell: slightly sweet aroma with gently floral smelling hops. Smells quite nice; not as pungent as an adjunct lager.
Taste: nicely bitter, with a distinct floral quality to it. There is also a very mild fruitiness; all in all makes for a refreshing beer.
Mouthfeel: it has a thicker body than I'm used to for a lager, but I like it. It's not too highly carbonated; I think this brew could call for a little more CO2.
Drinkability: this is a nice lager that is quite drinkable, although I think the big 6.2% ABV might slow me down a little. Quite refreshing, however.
07-30-2009 02:48:13 | More by flagmantho
3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
Bought a 16 oz can of this for $1.29
A nice, solid pils here. It's higher ABV than usual for the style at 6.2% but it goes down wicked smooth and easy. Nice and crisp and snappy in the mouth with a the European hops being present. A nice little find here, very similar to a Bitburger,
11-22-2008 22:14:39 | More by oriolesfan4
4.03/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured a pale golden color with massive white puffy head.
Smell shows a signifcant amount of fruity malt with a nice floral hop presence.
Taste has a firm malt background with some hops, but less than I usually find with this beer style.
Nice finish with a great refreshing ending.
So easy to drink, it was gone before I realized it. A superior offering from this brewery.
07-03-2008 22:55:32 | More by tgbljb
Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.