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

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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl)Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
Poland
perla.pl

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,551
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
122
pDev:
15.03%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 74
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.03/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle from Express shop, Warsaw (2.69 PLN):
Definitely up there with the worst of the Polish beers that I've reviewed here so far, this one was very cheap & basic tasting with made it a hard one to work my way through. There was some early sweetness but the balance wasn't great & too many adjuncts featured throughout as well making it one that I really struggled finishing & I wouldn't have again.

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2.08/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into pint glass!

Pale gold in appearance, four finger, fast reducing off-white head.

Heavy carbonation

Smells: skunk, wet grain, cereal

Taste: wet grain and grass

Mouthfeel: watery

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.

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2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Trying to find the qualities listed in "1001 Beers to try" book, but it just seems like a pedestrian pale lager to me. Nothing special stands out in this, aroma and taste of cereal, little but bland palate. Not worth seeking out.

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2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

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2.49/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light golden color with a large foamy head which disappeared shortly after and left no lacing.

Uh oh, there's that skunky smell. Maybe some grains in there too.

Tasted better than it smelled. Very hoppy with a bit of wheat, and something floral I can't quite place.

Mouthfeel wasn't too exciting. Light bodied with nary carbonation. A bit flat really.

This was a somewhat drinkable beer. Not too offensive as the smell led me to believe, but then again it's not a beer I plan on purchasing anytime in the future.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this undated 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. A healthy sized head sat on a golden yellow body. Chill haze remained throughout the drink.

Smell was lemony, grain. Grass. Rather bland.

Taste was tart/sour. A raspy hop bite was welcomed but there was not hint of complementing malt flavor. This one lacked any real sweetness. It was drinkable yet lacked any depth.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with mild prickling carbonation.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of armock
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a golden color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipates

S - Malts with some slight hops

T - Grainy upfront then a hoppy finish

M - Theres a lot of carbonation in this brew

D - This beer is doesn't have all that much going on but its better than most macros and is also pretty cheap so I'd say its a good macro replacement.

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2.74/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells light on pilsner malts and light on sweetness. Fruity-lemony, citrusy, pineapple. Slightly spicy. Bohemian earthy and bitter. Yeasty, acidic and tart.

Looks slightly murky yellow to straw. High carbonation. Slight head, loosely knit that quickly fell to a trace.

Tastes grainy-sweet. Again, Light on malts. Light body. Notes of cirtrus and petter. Sharp bitterness and flavor for balance. Light vegetable flavors of corn late. A bit grainy.

Finishes bitter, bitey, and grainy. Disipates quickly. Medium-low mouthfeel. Otherwise, crisp and refreshing.

A little hoppy and bitter for a pils. Lacks creamyness that I expected. A good beer to start an evening.

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2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, adjuncts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and adjuncts followed by a mild malt sweetness. The hops presence is also mild but brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not too bad for the style but there are still some others in the style that I would choose first.

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2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not exciting, but drinkable and worth sampling. Appearance is typical clear lager-yellow. Aroma is strongly malty with yeasty overtone and a hint of fruit. Flavor is mainly malty, but it has a strong hoppy undertone that lends a little pleasant bitterness. Finish is smooth, a teeny bit on the thin side but still a good call.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TGS
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Nerudamann
3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle to a golden yellow with medium white head that lingered, but little lacing. Aroma was faint, but what I got was hints of grass, and fruit, possibly with spice. A decent tasting beer, with a slightly hoppy flavor, but not much more. Decent finish to this beer. Don’t know if I’ll drink much more, but not bad for my first beer from Poland.

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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml can from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.79 Pours a nice clear corn golden colour small white head..dissipates but leaves lace. Corny,bready aroma hint of floral hops..OK. Taste very balanced between the bready hop and floral hops..blends remarkably well..at the end a bit of a spicy hop kick and malty cereal. Palate is fine and smooth for style..also low carbonation which works for me. Not a bad little lager..enjoyed!

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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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