Perla Export
Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #188
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
78
Ranked #48,706
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 19.55%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
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elnachooo from Spain

2.25/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

De color dorado, con un dedo de espuma de baja retención. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma lúpulo y cereales. De sabor dulce y un retrogusto levemente amargo.

Apr 27, 2021
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A. "Perla Export"
16.9 fl. oz. green glass bottle, coded "10G2"
$1.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's got fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity in a deep golden body beneath an almost three inch head of creamy white foam. Subsequent pours have shortened the head but it's still holding tightly. I hope the lacing is just as good. The aroma expresses sweetish malt that's a little bit grainy, but probably suggests adjunct as well. It's lightly fruity with apple as well, and a bit herbal with hops. not bad so far! On to the flavor... it's pretty much exactly as the aroma suggests it will be with a fuller maltiness. I almost forgot, it almost skipped by me, this wasn't skunked? How did that happen? It can't be that they're using pre-isomerized hops, could it? In any case, it wasn't skunked so there's that. It seems fairly nicely balanced and it finishes dry. It doesn't seem that bad but at the same time I can't help but feel it could have been fermented a little cleaner. It's not just the fruitiness, it seems there's a little bit of higher alcohol to it although it doesn't really stand out. It's only 5.6% alcohol by volume so I'm guessing they're doing high gravity brewing and then adding water back in to cut the alcohol down to where they want it. Still, I've had worse Euro lagers. On the other hand it doesn't rise that much further than a lot of average beers out there across the globe. Meh. If you're a fan of Polish beers for some reason (probably because you're Polish) go for it.
Review #6,872

Dec 31, 2019
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Kubishark from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was way better than I was expecting considering it's an imported beer in a green bottle. (And from a brewery I had never even heard of before.) What a nice surprise. Perfectly clear golden honey color. Didn't seem particularly carbonated. Very clean, pure taste, perfect example of the style, and extremely drinkable. Not much of an aftertaste at all, however. Definitely will be buying this again if I ever actually see it again. (And $2 for a 500ml bottle isn't bad either.)

Dec 25, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, 29F1 bottle code. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity/skunky aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.6%. Overall this is a nice Euro pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery. Clean pils malts with nice noble hop presence/balance for the style. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. One of the better imported ones I've had.

Nov 10, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is cereal, grass, and a bit of skunk. Light bodied, high carbonation, sweet. Makes for an average Euro pale lager. Not bad, but I prefer several others.

Apr 30, 2018
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Ant777uk from England

1.98/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks pretty good.

Much more bitter than the chmielna (hops) version, however also less flavor. This is kind of crisp and could be good on a hot day, however there is a pungent carbon dioxidey taste to it. Even though it is called Export, in my Polish supermarket in Poland, it always seems to be one of the most bought beers from evidence of the shelf compartment which is usually a long way from the front and you have to reach a meter to find one. And in places like England, Lech and Tyskie seem to be the most exported, judging from the cans on pavements.

Not a huge fan if I am honest, prefer Kastelan, Lech, Tyskie and Wojak. This is very much a local beer, it claims to be export to make locals think it is somehow superior to others!

Oct 01, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From decervecitas. In Teku glass. After dinner. Well executed euro lager.Typical aroma with some grassy notes.Nicely malty, with notable grassy hops bitterness balancing

Dec 13, 2016
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 3/31/15. Comes in a pretty 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in a handled-glass stein.

This 'Euro Pale Lager' style brew pours a medium-gold in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head that doesn't last all that long before settling down to a thin layer with more along the sides. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped but not all that much. The aroma is mostly of grains and malts for the most part. Pretty much the same is said for the taste. The finish is slightly sweet with really no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it wasn't that bad but their honey one is much better in my opinion.

Apr 01, 2015
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magpieken from Australia

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

500ml green bottle. BB 19.08.14. Pours light to medium gold colour with a towering, dense head which lasted very well. Minimal lacing. Grassy aroma with a hint of malt. Distinctive Polish taste (maybe it’s the spring water they use). Quite sweet with only slight bitterness. Light to medium body with a lingering sweet taste. I’m not sure what to make of this one. I think it’s okay but I may be wrong.

Jun 12, 2014
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Douberd from Netherlands

3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle of 500 ml, boight in a polish shop in Arnhem. Poured into my Guinness pint glass.
ABV 5.6%
Nice appearance, with yellow golden body and two fingers of soapy white head. Good retention, no lacing.
Malty aroma, quite typical of a lager, but this one smells of some hops too.
Taste is quite malty as well, with a stale bread flavour, overall sweet as expected, but it turns better on the aftertaste, where you can taste some bitterness and taste some hops.
Thin to medium on the body, quite carbonated.
I got maybe 12-13 different beers from that shop and this was easily the second best. I was afraid that it would taste skunky, but that was not the case. Very refreshing brew, from the ones you can drink all night long in a bar.

Feb 08, 2013
Perla Export from Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 30 ratings