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

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 49
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

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Reviews by proc:
Photo of proc
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (541 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (1,211 characters)

Photo of Zakk
1.5/5  rDev -55%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +6%
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. (929 characters)

Photo of Thrasher
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (884 characters)

Photo of missginsu
3/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (488 characters)

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is crisp, malty, some sweetness, a bit bready, highly refreshing and drinkable. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good choice if in the mood for a pale lager. (348 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, rising carb trails, thin compact layer of foam.
Clean grainy Pilsner malt and grassy noble hop aroma.

Taste is similarly clean and grassy. Light bodied and easy on the carb.
Somewhat watery but refreshing, simple and understated. Easy drinking, no off flavors. Overall it's pretty decent, would drink again under the right circumstances. (349 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16.9 0unce can. Pours clear gold with three fingers of white head that leaves rather quickly. Smell was mild malts maybe a bit of grassy or herbal hop aroma. Taste is white bread malts with a very minor herbal hop presence. The mouthfeel is close to medium with a good level of carbonation. Overall a good Euro lager. Nothing outstanding here but enjoyable. Note: My can said 6%abv not 6.2 %. Not a beer I will look for but would enjoy if offered. (457 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Łomża Wyborowe has a sort of thin, fizzy, quickly-dissipating white head, a deep, almost orange-gold, highly bubbly appearance, and essentially no lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, bold, and honey-like barley malt and bread. Taste is of the same, with white bread crust, mild hop bitterness, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium, and Łomża Wyborowe finishes crisp, bold, full-flavored, easy drinking, and refreshing.

RJT (441 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Sebas
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev +6%
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 (359 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One of the really cool things about a visit to Chicago is the opportunity to visit one of the area Binny's to scour around for additions to The CANQuest (tm). I prefer their South Loop location, especially given its proximity to Union Station, plus it holds a tap room. They also have a dizzying selection of 500 ml European CANs in shrink-wrapped 4-packs and this came out of one of them.

From the CAN: "Lomza Brewery [-] Product of Poland"; "Premium Beer"; "Imported". Also, I really liked the colors and their juxtaposition on the CAN. Green, gold, scarlet and white as well as a male/female couple in traditional garb with her filling his mug with beer from a pot.

I have really been digging some of these Euro beers and so I began this one with a Crack! and inverted Glug. This produced two foamy, fizzy fingers of French Vanilla-colored head with moderate retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with button brightness and so the Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus and Mammon stopped in for a drink. Nose was very malty sweet with a hint of grassy Noble hops. The taste was sort of odd, like the malt backbone was somehow getting in the way of the hops, which were trying to assert themselves. While I was CANtemplating this CANundrum, beautiful lacing began to appear and form. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more malty and sweet than grassy and hoppy, but it just did not seem like it was melding all that well. It might be the style, as I prefer Pilsners, where this seemed to be one rung below them. It finished semi-sweet, but it just seemed like it was straddling an unnecessary fence. I reiterate that I would have preferred a Pilsner. This style lacks punch, Ooomph, etc. (1,693 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +6%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of crookedhalo
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (495 characters)

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, frosted corn flake, and slight skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with frosted corn flake and honey flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is quite sweet and a bit skunky, but that pretty much dissipates as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle. (602 characters)

Photo of CelticAleMan
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MillySox
3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Lomza Wyborowe from Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.
78 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.