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Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer) - Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o. visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2004)
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

05-24-2014 02:17:46 | More by djrn2
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale amber, not quite pale enough to be called straw, with quite a few particles going for a swim. The head is cottony, both in terms of color and texture, and is actually pretty attractive. In addition, it displays better than average persistence and is a good lacer.

Lomza Petne has a much better nose than the average EPL. It's brewed with flowery noble hops (I'm guessing) and, although I often disparage Saaz and its cousins, they're used to good effect here (I'm fairly certain that I'd change my tune if I had access to consistently fresh European lagers). The aroma also contains a pleasant spritz of lemon that works well.

No surprises on the palate. The pale malt backbone is light, but is sturdy enough, and is accented by a generous quantity of lightly biting, spunkily bitter, floral-spicy hops. I can't believe that this bottle is overly fresh, but there's no trace of age to my nose or taste buds.

As in the nose, the beer is a little lemon citrusy, but is mostly just straightforward floral hop leafy. A clean, dry finish and we're in business. An ABV of 6.2% seems high for the style, but since it's nowhere to be found in the mouth, what does it matter?

Lomza Petne may just be my first beer from Poland and is the best EPL that I've had so far that is actually from E. With a classy, colorful label (check out the website until someone with more computer skills than I possess adds a picture), a fresh flavor and a friendly, drinkable personality, it's one to look for if you have a burning desire to try a Polish version of this oft maligned style.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2005 14:53:29 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some unusual dark particles floating near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong sweet aromas of apple cider and adjunct malts in the nose—corn stands out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some sweetness along with some flavors of yeast, which probably explains what the particles are.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t that bad when you compare it to other malt liquors but overall it’s not very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 16:42:36 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finding good Polish food here in NC is tough,but I foud a place,its fitting to have a Polish lager with some perogi,cabbage,and hunters sausage.Poured into a pilsner a light golden with a thinner but well retained white head,lots of tiny bubbles.Toasted grain mainly in the nose,its quite muted,at least no fake sweet corn crap.Flavors are somewhat sweet but sturdy,grainy with a bit of iron flavors keep it from being to sweet.It goes with the food,it doesn't overwhelm or leave me lacking while eating some traditional fare.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 21:43:43 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Apparently I still had another random Polish brew hanging around... Fair enough. It pours a clear bronze-brass topped by a short-lived finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light green apple skin, very light white bread, and light grass. This aroma is so faint, so mellow, I can't be upset with it. The taste holds notes of musty wheat, old green apple skin, old white grapes, corn meal, and very hard water. If only this stuff was as calm on my tongue as it was in my 'strils. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a lightly/waterily syruoy feel. Overall, a pretty sad beer, one that really comes nowhere near impressing on any level. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:47:42 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint can from Gene's, poured into a pint glass.

High clarity gold, a swarm of carbonation rises to the surface. Visible trails rising through it. Pretty average all around, no lace and low head retention.

Nose is average, not swilly but nothing out of the ordinary. Sweet grain and honey.

Flavor is similarly sweet, apple, pear, honey, crackery pale malt, slight bitterness from noble hops. Pretty crisp, easy drinking, good for hot weather, pairing with hearty smoked sausage and pierogis.

Serving type: can

11-28-2010 21:17:09 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-09-2012 23:31:36 | More by JAHMUR
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw gold with a fast falling white head. Nose is like a dirty cellar. Really. It is like unclean. Just not smooth at all. Flavor is very light with a grainy constant taste. Feel has a lot of bubble on the tongue, but it is very thin on the liquid feel. Overall this is a pretty average brew. Nothing special to write about and just another beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 01:22:39 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale yellow, adequate slab of snowy white foam resting on top.

Aroma: empty, but inoffensive. Grainy, and slightly sweet, barest malt and hops.

Taste: clean on and off the palate, slight lemony flavor, but husky grains stand highest above all. Light bodied, no finish, grainy texture. Lacks any truly pleasing character, sorry to say, although there's nothing really wrong with it....except for that...

...much better than the "Mocne" I tried from then last night, but I wouldn't really recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2005 02:40:47 | More by feloniousmonk
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mactrail

Washington

3.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber tinged with a little brown. Nice head of coarse foam in the plastic cup. Aroma is that classic European hop with the skunky note, though not unpleasant.

Very sweet. The hops are quite pervasive. I would be interesting to try a beer with the same level of these hops but without the sugar. It's hard to fault the carbonation, though the mouthfeel has that syrupy note with all the sugar. Malty with sweet corn flavors, with a finish that is more aromatic with hops than bitterish.

A novelty that is just barely drinkable. But on a damp night in the Polish countryside with the smell of cows and cut hay, it might be just the thing. From the 500 ml bottle bought at La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 05:36:14 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1pt, 9 oz bottle

Pours straw yellow with fast carbonation. The shite head descends to a lasting thin head that leaves some vanishing lacing along the glass.

The smell is of sweet grass - Saaz or related hops . Some alcohol comes through.

Grassy sweetness dominates the taste throughout. Bitter hops peask though, but really only come out in the finish. Sulfur and saltiness become more evident and the drink warms, but remain subdued. Polish lagers, I have found, typically have a sweet characteristic, but this one has it moreso. The alcohol esters are stronger than I would expect from the abv level - I suppose that is because there is not enough to this from masking it. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish, but not enough to balance out the sweetness.

There is a raw astringency to it, though the light to medium body holds up decently. It's not watery at all.

Overall, it's too harsh and uninteresting to me. While having some taste to it, it's too sweet, alcohol too evident, and lacks refreshingness or complexity. It's mediocre/average. There are tastier, smoother Polish beers out there that are just as easily accessible, if not moreso.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 20:31:28 | More by jwc215
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a golden pale yellow color with a two finger head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: grass with some hints of lemon zest.

Taste: mild malt base with some grass, lemon zest, and mild hop bitterness. There is a bit of earthiness to this one too.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp with a bit of dryness throughout. Light in body. Aftertaste is relatively clean.

Drinkability: so-so if you are into the style. This is easy to quaff but flavorwise it get boring after a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 18:34:08 | More by Gavage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy dark golden yellow in color with quite a lot of large dark black particles in suspension (I have no idea what these are but they look similar to course ground black pepper). The beer has a quarter finger tall soapy white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a huge aroma of adjunct malts (I think all adjunct malts might be represented here - definitely corn, grain, and rice). There is quite a bit of sweetness to the aroma as well as some hints of apple cider. Not the most inviting of aromas.

T: Moderate flavors of adjunct malts with moderate amounts of sweetness - corn, rice, and grain are all present and accounted for. Light to moderate notes of apple juice/apple cider as well as some light hints of yeast spices.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Tastes more like a malt liquor, if it had been classified in that style I might have expected the flavors and smells a little more. As a malt liquor, this would probably be a better reviewed beer due to expectations of style. Not one I am likely to get again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 10:33:47 | More by dbrauneis
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear, golden-orange with a 2 finger fizzy dirty white head that displayed moderate retention. Visible carbonation was light.

S: light barnyard grains scents on it and not much else.

T: The flavor started out with some lemony sourness and stale grains with some acidity and tartness. Some oranges but not much else to take notice of here. Overall not impressed.

M: light, oily slick on the tongue with a soft carbonation and a gentle sourness of oranges that laces the tongue on the swallow.

D: Below average drinkability and a big pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 23:37:07 | More by beerthulhu
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2014 21:18:12 | More by Latarnik
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear light golden tone. Thin off white head. Sparse lace. Faint malts and ghostly floral hop tones on the nose. A little grain as well. This Euro Lager's got a little pizzaz going on with the flavor. Pretty decent. Nice maltiness. Quite clean. Good hop balance. A little herbal hoppiness in the mix. Nice prickly mouthfeel. Body is about medium-full. I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2005 02:59:29 | More by Bighuge
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -7.7%

03-27-2013 14:46:31 | More by harpus
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow, slightly misty body, small startchy white topping of quick fizzing foam sifts to about a pinky high and then slips to a thin collar and a few splotchy areas of lacing.

Thin pale sweet aroma of tender bready malt with a slight starchy grain and a simple touch of Pils hoppyness.

Taste is clean, sweet, and candied slightly of sugar coated bread dough topped with a soft grainyness thats incredibly smooth and tendered with just enough tug of pale malt dullness and hoppy Pilsner grassyness. Actually not bad, just tame, simple, and easy going without a whole lot of length to it. Just a boost more hops and length and this would be quite outstanding.

Like the body to it as its tender sweetness is very soft, smooth, and a bit chewy within a decently set undersided mediumness.

Drinkability is favorably high and quite a few of these could be downed on any sessioning that may occur when bottles of this are around.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 01:32:39 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is about average, a typical clear amber-yellow and very foamy (be careful when you open the bottle). Malty aroma has a strong yeast component. Flavor is lively and malty, with a little hop taste and bitterness and toffee hints. Smooth and rich, it is an enjoyable malt liquor.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 02:20:51 | More by Cyberkedi
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up on a whim from the local liquor store for $2.50. I suppose for the price its not bad.

A - This was poured into my Duvel tulip. Poured a light straw typical macro color with a fluffy one finger white head the left no side lacing but did leave a nice little cloud.

S - Average smell here, lots of typical bready aromas and sweet malts.

T - More of the sweet malts and toasty grain flavors. Better than average.

M - Really nice carbonation here. Lots of bubbles makes this super crisp and refreshing. Great on a hot summer day.

D - Quite drinkable this stuff is. Not my favorite pale lager but this is so far my favorite beer out of Poland.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:57:30 | More by rudzud
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Gmann

New York

2.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a small white head that left not much lacing on the glass. The smell is grainy but does have a detectable noble hop smell. Has an odd sweet taste, not expecting that. Kind of a corny, artficial sweetness, a hint of noble hops. The feel is light and crisp. An average Euro lager, too much of a corn taste to make it good.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 03:42:23 | More by Gmann
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piutred a pale golden color with miniscule white head. No retention, no lacing.

Smell has a pleasant fruity maltiness, but very light.

Taste is crisp and refreshing. There is a firm maltiness combined with a touch of malt.

Finish is light and refreshing with some modest taste retention.

A pleasant beer, thirst quenching, and an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 23:07:47 | More by tgbljb
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dcmchew

Romania

2.76/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Label says "Lomza Piwo Jasne Pelne", 6%.
Pours clear golden (a bit towards copper) with a small white head that lasts for a while.
Smell of sweet malts, alcohol, a weird medicinal note and some faint hops.
Taste starts with sweet malts, syrupy, with some hints of honey, corn and some biscuit. A mild fruitiness also, some apple and pear. Something spicy (or more like numbing alcohol) follows, mixed with a bad bitterness, resulting in a bad finish, unclean and off-putting.
Medium body, fizzy like mineral water. Actually refreshing, if not for the poor aftertaste.
Eh, not exactly horrible, but not too good. Really cheap tho, so it doesn't hurt to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 15:18:19 | More by dcmchew
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aztraz

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

05-13-2014 14:35:54 | More by aztraz
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

01-28-2013 08:18:28 | More by matjack85
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Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer) from Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.
76 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.