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Lomza Wyborowe - Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

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BA SCORE
74
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 20.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 22
Reviews by NHGrafx:
Photo of NHGrafx
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml brown bottle.

Pours a light golden straw color. Very quickly vanishing head with no lacing at all. Aroma at first was unimpressive, smelled almost like water with some faint grain and alcohol coming through. Near the end of the bottle, the aromas were more clear. Grain and malt with a slight yeasty smell.

The taste was of grains, and malt, with some slight hop flavor as well. There was some sweetness In the taste as well which turned into hop bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel was nice, clean crisp with medium carbonation. A very drinkable brew.

Overall this was a decent brew, a typical lager style. Nothing impressive, but nothing bad either.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours pale yellow, crystal clear, with a light soapy head of about 1/4" or so. Head dissipates very quickly to a thin film and there was very little lacing.

S: Smells a bit like a slightly maltier version of a typical American macro. Fairly balanced pale malts and light hops.

T&M: Light body and texture with a slightly malty edge over the hops, though I would still consider this to be moderately dry. The brew sits well on the tongue but tends to go a little watery at the finish leaving you with a thin bit of citrus hops that vanish quickly at the linger. Carbonation is a little lighter than you might expect, allowing for a texture that seems a little more refined than perhaps it really is.

D: Enjoyable and thirst quenching without being heavy. Light but still has some flavor. Not so much malt that it is sweet but enough to let you know that it's there. Not bad.

Photo of Thrasher
3.36/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold. A deliberate pour yielded a creamy poufy head that laced very nicely. Somewhat fake aroma, gives impression of corn, syrup, extract. Like it's from a kit bought at Walmart. The beer actually tastes better than it smells; a very sweet, sugary malt profile coupled with wispy hops that are almost not even there. The taste is fake, but not unpleasant and certainly does not have that chemical sensation that so many cheap US beers have. Once you are accustomed to the "fake" taste (about half the glass) it becomes a very likeable, malty lager. Very mild, smooth mouthfeel, although maybe I coaxed the head too far during the pour. Like a budget helles with some corners cut, that packs a punch (6.2%). Without the hops, I might raise issue with it even being described as a pilsner, but now with the new BA style parameters set in place, that is an entirely different issue.

Photo of missginsu
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty pale golden beer that has a sadly vanishing thin head. I expected very little from this beer, but was actually pleasantly surprised with the crisp, yeasty flavor.

Lots of carbination... it seems like it might be a nice brew served cold on a hot summer day.

Won't make my regular line-up, but since it's a cheap and widely available neighborhood staple here at the Northern tip of Brooklyn, I'm happy to report that Lomza rates slightly higher than most American macro-lagers.

Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought this at surdyks in mpls..they have alot of different litres euros.this was 16.9 of pils beauty it smelled of noble hops like so little of american lagers/pils do it was grassy and crisp with a noble hop taste it was crystal clear and golden yellow with a good flavor..a good polish lager that was well balanced always glad to try imports that are tasty

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Wyborowe is an average German Lager that struggles for some identity to make it memorable.

A solid straw colored beer holds a firm white head that laces lightly and retains well. A standard look.

The beer gives a crisp malt flavor of crackers and pilsner grain. Acidity gives impressions of lemons, tart apples, and accents hop bitterness. Noble hop aroma and flavor works well to balance the beer and contribute complex spiciness, floral, and earthy notes along the way.

Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Sweet at first but the beer fades into a soothing dryness and light hop, acid, and astringent bite in the end.

A pretty average beer.

Photo of crookedhalo
3.27/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter brown bottle. Pours a slightly hazed pale straw color with no real head to speak of, dies as quickly as a macro. Bready, malty aromas, and a light alcohol-infused fruitiness. Malty, rich and strong with an extremely tamed bitterness in the finish from some low-alpha hops. Pretty boring but not bad. Needs a little more depth to be noteworthy. Carbonation is decent despite the lack of head on the initial pour. An average export-type lager, it has a "malt liquor light" kind of feel.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Half litre brown glass bottle that looks just like BA Avatar, with the addition of a colorful green and yellow crown cap which has the words “Lomza, Jasne Ze Naszei”. Listed at 6.2% with no Freshness Date.

Appearance: Clear golden body. Soft dirty white head has good staying power, it drops to a finger thick cap but it does last the whole ride. Spritzy carbonation with a milky look when agitated. Minimal lacing.

Nose: Light sweaty bread nose, barely scrapes a clean feel but it doesn’t offend. Minimal odors.

Taste: Forced malts have a sweetness that feels a tad corny. Clean feel throughout but it has a definitive East European profile. Mild hops work extremely hard to fight past the sweet malts and soft doughy corn middle. Finishes with a little bit of everything but not much of anything.

Mouthfeel: Chilled it feels clean, short of crisp but as it warms it develops a delicate corn syrup softness in the back end.

Drinkability: Above average feel. I’m not sure I can say that this feels like it has the clicks that back up the 6.2%.

Overall: Not that bad actually, I confess that I expected much worse from this one. But it is a very average brew nonetheless.

Photo of MillySox
3.81/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first Polish beer that has ever really impressed me. One of the best lagers I can think of. Plenty of body and flavor, but not overdone for a lager.

A little darker and heavier than most pale lagers. Good hop/malt balance. I have been looking for good lagers for a while. Found one.

Photo of beergeek279
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color was golden, with a slight foamy head. The smell was pale malt sweetness. The taste was the light malt sweetness with a very slight mellow hop to it. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, could have a couple.

As the Bros. say, when in Rome... Well, I was in a Polish restaurant/bar (hoping they'd have Okocim/Zywiec porter), so I decided to give this one a try. Not bad as far as it goes, and though it's not one I'd write home about, if someone gave me one, I'd have it again.

Photo of gmfessen
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a pale golden color with tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass and has a two finger soapy looking white head. Smell is sweet of malt, almost no hop presence. Taste is not very good. I'm not sure if this bottle sat around too long, because there is no freshness date anywhere. Tastes like beer that sat in a paper cup for days, very bland and slightly metallic. The beer is light in body and has quite a bit of carbonation. Although not very tasty, it does go down pretty easy because of the light body. I would hope that a fresh bottle of this wouldn't be too bad.

Photo of budgood1
2.51/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hazy dirty gold color. rocky head and a fair bit of lace. an adjuncty aroma with the slightest hint of skunk. tastes really disappointing. sweet corn adjunt flavors dominate, reminding me of american malt liquors. dirty, earthy hops provide a good deal of finishing bitterness that lingers on the palate and scrubs away the sweetness. definite alcohol notes too. at 6.2 ABV, the polish equivalent of our infamous 40 ouncers; only this comes in the brown half-liter bottle. not all beers you try are winners! live and learn.

Photo of AudioGilz
3.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear plae golden color with a fluffy white head who decides to go away too quickly. The aroma is clean, kinda smells like American macro-lagers in a way. But there's more hops in there than that. It's kinda sweet at first, then a quick zingy carbonation kicks in, then the hops kick in for a crisp finish. It's a good beer, just not something I would choose to drink. I'm surprised it's 6.2% ABV. I did detect a quick syrupy mouthfeel to the beer. But there is no alcohol strongly evident. Nothing exciting here.

Photo of proc
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a dark golden color in the glass with a decent-sized head. The aroma is that of light hops and is reminiscent of many other European lagers with that distinctive smell. The taste is qute good and garners the highest score from me in terms of overall points. It starts off with a nice does of hops (Iublin?) and finishes with a sweet malt taste. I bought this from a "Euro-Mart" in the city of Riverview (south of Detroit). They featured a nice selection of eastern European beers.

I'd drink this one again. It was refreshing.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.95/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear straw gold color. Poured a 1 finger fizzy white head that fell quickly to a thin skim. Lightly decanted. Some lacing at the start.

S: Hay, grass and sweet malt. A mild pepper (maybe clove?) bitter.

T: Pretty much just like the smell. Pilsener malt gives it a nice crackery flavor. Some green apples ahead of an even, prominent bitter that's a bit peppery adds a nice balance and a clean finish.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and well balance.

D: The heft of a good lager. Nicely balanced. Not a standout, but solid.

Photo of MNJR
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is nothing special, head is slight, lacing decent. Smell is faint, a bit spicy, grain, hay, straw, malt. Flavor is entry-level good: rich, full, spicy, spiky, a bit grainy, toasty malt backbone with some fruity yeastiness, bread dough, and a bit of hops. A good solid beer. Very drinkable. A bit of dryness on the finish compliments a refreshing mouthfeel. In the past I've enjoyed a four pack of 16oz cans in an evening didn't get tired of it. If you can find it in your area it's a good substitute price-wise for any US macro lager, and indeed better than any US macro lager.

Photo of walleye
2.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from the bottle at the Polish cultural centered poured a yellow with a very small small white head with a lot of carbonation. aroma bready, grassy some wheat. flavor some yeast, grass, hints of citrus. this meet did go good with the dinner of meat loaf I had. as this beer warmed the flavor got a little funky so this is a beer you want to drink cold vey cold

Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one wasn't quite as good as another Polish beer I've tried, but mainly because it's a typical pale lager, which isn't a terribly exciting style in the first place. It's perfectly fine, though. Good flavor for the style, though I probably should have gotten a darker beer given the weather and the food I ate with it. Compares well to Stella and Harp.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear, light golden color with one finger of white head. The retention was not bad and it left some mild lacing. The aroma was very nondescript, just a generic blend of sweet malt and pale malt. The flavors were decent, albeit uninspired. The sweet malt and sweet bread flavors were most distinct with some pale malt as well. I did detect a bit of corn-like macro flavor but this may have just been the execution by the brewer. I also tasted a bit of light hopping on the finish which made it crisp. The mouthfeel was decent, the body medium/light and the carbonation average. In general, very average.

Photo of Rayek
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold colored brew with good clarity and active carbonation from rather large bubbles. Soapy white head has good size and sticks around for the duration. Left no lace.

S: Very sweet nose smells of anise and pale malt. A mild clove scent keeps things from being too cloying.

T: Reminiscent of the Kiper Pils I had recently. The anise flavor from the nose follows into the flavor. The bitterness balances the sweetness well, but adds little flavor outside of some pepper. Finishes fairly clean.

M: Medium body has the right amount of fizz.

D: A pretty decent brew. I'm glad I tried it, but it doesn't stand out in the crowd.

Photo of jrallen34
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a bottle into a 22oz glass...At the polish gf's house and this is their staple, at least they were impressed...It pours a light clear gold, like any loger, nothing to note...The aroma was light, mostly light hops, a slight bit of skunk. The taste is the same, light feel, some hops, a little skunk, decently crisp, but I certainly struggled to drink the whole bottle. Nothing worth getting here.

Photo of xav33
3.76/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lomza Wyborowe
Pint bottle
Unknown bottling, quenched 09/06
Medium pour in a pilsner glass.

Poured gold with a small white fizzy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of light sweet white bread and grassy bitter hops and light sweetness.

Taste was upfront crisp grassy bitter hops followed by moderate sweet bready tones and a hint of lingering flowery hops on a fairly short finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery, lively carbonation, and light astringency.

Overall, a refreshing AND tasty pale lager, although a bit rich on the sweetness. Somewhat surprised by this one, the hop and malt aromas and tastes are well defined and well blended.

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Lomza Wyborowe from Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.
74 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.