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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perła Chmielowa is the leading product of the brewery. The finest quality ingredients, the use of the best hops of the Lubelskie region, and the original centuries old recipe have the greatest influence on the unique attributes of this beer, its characteristic bitterness and the golden color. Owing to this Perła Chmielowa is able to meet the demands of the most exacting gourmets and boast worldwide appreciation.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,592
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
125
pDev:
15.03%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Casparwhittey
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of sbartnik01
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is widely available in corner shops in London now. Not as common as Zywiec, Tyskie or Zubr but still quite often to be seen in international shops.

It has a typical lager appearance and the can I reviewed had a good big head with lacing that was quite good. I poured it very aggressively as past cans have had poor head retention

The smell is sweet and malty with a bit of hoppiness and some boozy notes. Quite nice and better than most lagers.

Taste is really pleasant. Tangy and a little sweet with a bit of a munich helles kind of flavour. There's a nice noble hop type bitterness at the end which justifies the "pils" tag. The 6% alcohol is noticeable and well integrated into the overall flavour.

Mouthfeel is correct for a lager. Thin but a bit fizzy and refreshing.

This is a really interesting beer that may lack the refined character of German pilsners but has a subtle complexity all of its own that makes it well worth trying. It's also very cheap so makes a good way to offset a few more indulgent "craft" purchases in any session. Polish lagers almost deserve a category of their own in my view. They're industrial beers with flavour and clout that are way better than standard big name euro lagers but quite different to German or Czech Pils. Novel and interesting and pleasant. Try it if you see it.

My mark out of one hundred would be 80.

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Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Spikester
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden with one finger of rapidly vanishing white head. My pour yielded no lacing whatsoever.
Smell is husky grain with a touch of apple peel. Taste is very mild euro hops with a big push of good malts.
Taste is sweet and malty with very little hop presence. Easy drinking smooth lager but a long ways from a good Pilsner. More like a Miller High Life brewed in Europe.
Mouthfeel was quite good with plenty of carbonation and a neutral finish. A bit of euro hops sneak in at the end but the malts will have none of it. Wet sweet finish.
Overall an easy drinking not very memorable beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
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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Photo of SoPeL
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of biernack
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BierStein711
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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Photo of adamant1912
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pufa13
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of MacStinson
4.41/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaxOhle
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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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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Photo of treque
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of marcobrau
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Perla Chmielowa (Hop Pearl) from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 125 ratings