Perla Miodowa (Honey)
Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.

Perla Miodowa (Honey)Perla Miodowa (Honey)
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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #21
ABV:
6%
Score:
76
Ranked #42,455
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 15.77%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
43
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Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A.
 
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Perla Browary Lubelskie S.A. "Perla Honey"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle coded "27G2"
$1.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well you can certainly taste the honey here. It's sweetish, even sweet, yeah let's go with sweet, and it tastes like honey. The aroma doesn't display the honey as well but there's some there. It's mostly just sweetish malt. There's nothing really off about it although to the trained nose there's a little bit of some fermentation stuff that's a touch distracting. In the glass it's a just slightly hazy deep gold in color beneath a short head of white. Head retention and lacing are not its best feature. It's overall pretty nicely balanced towards the sweet side without it building on the palate or becoming cloying. How strong is this? 6%. Well maybe that helps a little but that's not that much stronger than a regular beer. In the end it remains balanced and that's enough. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. A little more carbonation might be nice, but then again, that might throw off the sweet balance that it has by adding in more bite.

Dec 31, 2019
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xxxxxxxxxxxxx from California

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a bottle of Perła Miodowa for $2.09 USD in Los Angeles, CA/USA.
Look: Perła Miodowa had significant amounts of white foam and bubbles.
Smell: Perła Miodowa had an aroma of malt.
Taste: Perła Miodowa had the taste of a honey soda mixed with kvass.
Feel: Perła Miodowa had good carbonation.
Overall: Perła Miodowa seems like a honey softdrink which has alcohol in it.

Jul 04, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, 31F1 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. Aromas of big honey, citrus, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance honey, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of honey, citrus, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, citrus, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness and balance of honey, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. No warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is a very nice flavored Euro pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of honey, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very clean and rich balance of honey and pils malts; with mild earthy hops against sweetness. Was already expecting it to be sweeter than a normal lager, tastes like a cross between mead and pale lager. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example for an import lager. Tasted really fresh despite unknown dating.

Nov 22, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml Can from Seewoo, Glasgow (£1.86):
Opening with a huge amount of sweetness from the honey on the nose, this carries on to the taste with strong sugars backing it up and a few lighter malts doing their best to unsuccessfully balance things out. It was a pleasant and drinkable beer that was miles better than the brewery's Chmielowa lager but I'm not sure it's one I'd go for again.

Nov 16, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is toasted malt and some honey at the end. Sweet, light bodied and moderate carbonation. Above average, but I prefer other Polish honey beers.

May 06, 2018
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Aster_Ios from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I made a Beer Advocate account just to review this beer shortly after drinking it. Let me briefly describe my palate so the reader knows my perspective - I'm of German and Irish decent and I'm primarily a porter and stout drinker. I don't mind an IPA once in a while but I never drink light beers or dessert type of beers with many, if any, additives. I'm also an amateur brewer of said beers.

Now that you know I don't mess around when it comes to my beer, I had to create an account to vouch for this beer because of how low the ratings I thought it was getting, which I think is due to a mob-mentality of everyone similar to me who is a connoisseur of beer, but is afraid to admit that a beer with honey added tastes this good, so everyone gives it a solid 3-3.5.

This mob mentality can be proven mathematically - if we look at the graph of our ratings of this beer, there is a tie in the ratings of 3 and 3.25 - in mathematics a bi-modal distribution is a sign of a bias, and in this case the bias is the collective lack of bravery to give a beer with honey a higher rating. Also, look at the ratings of a classic yummer - Deschute's Black Butte Porter, which has a higher overall rating of 4.15 but a standard deviation of -69% because plenty of people rated it 1ish: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/63/123623/?sort=low&start=0. The mob mentality of rating this Perla Honey beer is shown in the standard deviation of only -26% with a lowest rating of 2.57, because nobody can say it's bad, but everyone is afraid to admit it's awesome because it is has honey, since most beer connoisseurs and brewers like myself shun all sweeteners unless it is strictly for carbonation and or increasing the alcohol content - not for taste, but in this case, the honey actually does enhance the taste and feel by leaving a nice coating over your mouth and throat like tea with honey does, whereas many beers sting your mouth and throat. Smells like any other ass smelling lager until you finish it and there's a honey aroma left over, and looks average which, to me, doesn't even affect the overall rating so long as it doesn't look like a hooker's snatch with floaters and tendrils hanging all over.

Oct 15, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Man, I just love when my local, in-person trader, tone77, knocks on my door, bearing new beers for me to try. This is from the latest haul. I am very anxious to try this one!

From the bottle: "Traditional Formula*The Highest Quality* Excellent Flavour"; "Since 1846".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour which still created a massive three-finger cap of dense, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was super sweet & left no doubt that honey was involved. Is this Pooh Bear's beer? Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was super sweet & very much of honey. Nothing like truth in advertising, but a bit too sweet for my taste. Finish was likewise sweet with the honey flavor just being unrelenting. It was not bad, but one was really more than enough. I can see this potentially bringing on a roaring hangover if you drink too many.

Aug 19, 2017
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Ant777uk from England

3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Have not had a honey beer for a while, looking forward!

Sweet honey malty hoppy aroma, usual colour with fast leaving head.

Initial honey sweetness is well balanced by a crisp hoppy after taste. Would be better though with more hops!

Pretty good overall, especially as a hangover cure in the sun on my balcony!

Jul 29, 2017
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle ooured into a pint glass.
Clear straw yellow color with an immediately disappearing white head.
Aroma is malt sweet with honey, as is the taste.
Light mouthfeel is nice for the summer.

Jul 09, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at a bottle share.

Pours a bright crisp golden color with a white head that quickly dissipates leaving some sticky lacing along the top.

Smell is of wheat and honey with undertones of carmel malts and a touch of skunk.

Taste follows the nose with a sweet grainy taste giving way to the unmistakable taste of sweet honey. I know this isn't praise per se, but it was actually much better than I expected. Some undertones of bread and malts and a very minimal hop presence. A bit more emphasis on the hops would be a nice balance to the honey.

Feel is decently crisp but weighted down a bit by the honey giving it a sweet sort of sticky finish, but not undrinkable.

Overall not bad for a Euro pale lager. the honey was odd, but works and actually kind of tasty. Interesting beer if you ever get the chance to try it.

Apr 22, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

T: The taste starts out with a decent burst of sweet honey flavor followed by some breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild and provides only a little bit of balance. The after-taste is sweet.

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

O: Flavorful for the style, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a not a bad beer but it’s not one that I would pick often unless my choices were quite limited.

Apr 02, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of honey, grains. Taste is honey, malts, grains, a bit on the sweet side, very easy drinking. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

Feb 20, 2016
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Beer_Rabbit66 from England

2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bought this in my local "east block shop" after the owner convinced me to try this one.

Look: Smart brown bottle. pours light golden honey colour, very clear, good carbonation and a good head which does fade rather quick though.

Smell: Typical fresh euro pilsner smell, with finishing light notes of , you guessed it, Honey ! bizarre but pleasant.

Taste: First crisp fresh Pils taste, little hoppy with a radler feel and taste to it, but the honey hits you at the end, VERY sweet, but in a good way.

Feel: very smooth with crisp Finnish, goes down extremely well, shame about the over powering sweetness of the honey taste, which sticks to your pallet for ages.

overall,very different ! but far too sweet to have more than one, nice to try it but i wont be out buying it again. it was as expected, literately sweet and honey like. Those with a sweet tooth or those who love honey enough to have it as a drink i can only recommend this drink !

Oct 01, 2015
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yes, an interesting find indeed. $1.59.

A : Golden honey-straw colored, 90% transparent, with a short lived 2 finger head that recedes to a foamy ring capping off the body.

S : Unmistakable across-the-pond lager smell. Dead giveaways are copious amounts of straw, hay, and corn, and then to set it apart there's a touch of jar honey and apricot.

T : I would say this is terrible, but I can't really. Honey is the headliner, and steals the show. It is for sure too sweet, very cloying, but honestly I think it saves the beer. Sweet, suckered honey right out front and melts like a Werthers on your tongue. Behind that is a touch of straw, corn, and grass. It ends with milled grains.

F : Medium bodied, a moderate and appropriate amount of carbonation, ends semi-dry.

O : This was a weird experience. There's not much English on the bottle except for the "alcohol" warning on the back, and mine didn't even have a front label. I didn't know WHAT to expect. Well, expect honey, because that's what's really going on here. I do anticipate not being able to finish the bottle as this beer gets old quick.

Sep 05, 2015
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perla Honey (Miodowa) has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, a clear, yellow-golden appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up some lager, yeast, and honey sweetness with a deep inhalation. Taste is very "honey forward" with a standard Euro-lager undertaste. Bitterness basically plays no role, here, aside from rounding purposes. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Perla Honey finishes crisp and refreshing. Oddly, the front of the bottle said "6% alcohol", but the back said, "5% alcohol". Tasted like 5%, to me.

RJT

Jul 02, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pale, straw yellow body; thick, foamy white head; lots of rapidly rising carbonation. Honey aroma; some bright, old fruit character. Strong honey flavor; some cracker and biscuit notes; mild hop bitterness; domineering light honey sweetness. Light bodied; decent effervescence on the tongue; somewhat treacly sweet yet ultimately finishes on a dry note.

A fair beer although the honey does dominate things at the expense of appreciable malt quality or hop aroma and bitterness.

Late note: this turned into a drain pour. The über-honey flavor and sweetness got to be too much to finish the bottle. Sure, it's a honey lager, but unless you have an incredible need for cloyingly sweet, honey-toned beer, you may want to look elsewhere...

Mar 18, 2015
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Sampling right now on 10/20/14. Bought this single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle today at Whole Foods in Omaha for $2.49. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to .5L weissber vase glass.

Pours clear golden in color with a thin white head that has some ring-like lacing first seen then turns in to spotty lacing after several drinks. The aroma is very pleasant of lager grains with a bit 'o honey. Pretty much the same for the taste with a good amount of honey taste BUT not over done and NOT super sweet. Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation hence all the bubbles rising up from the sides and bottom of the glass. But you didn't feel full from it. Very smooth and goes down so easy. I really liked it.

Oct 20, 2014
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magpieken from Australia

3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour. Large wispy head which quickly disappears. Quite smooth, with typical Polish undertones, but it’s all very subtle, including the honey. Very easy drinking, but no real wow factor. That said, I could go another one.

May 20, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

2.57/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold, bright clarity, rapid rising carbonation. Foamy, soapy head of lasting white foam.

Odd aroma, somewhat musty, lager yeast, slight honey sweetness.

Taste is insipid and unpleasant, somewhat artificial honey sweetness, astringent and overcharged with prickly CO2. Metallic, bland, a bit harsh and one dimensional. Nothing like fresh Perla Chmielowa which is so much better from this brewery.

Sep 20, 2013
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