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Lomza Export | Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

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Lomza ExportLomza Export

Brewed by:
Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-20-2001

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 61
Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very good lager from Poland. Aroma is straight cereal, appearance is normal with thick, but fast fading head. Taste is a bit better, mostly cereal but smooth and flavorful. One of the better lagers I’ve tried.

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Photo of magpieken
2.25/5  rDev -33%

500ml bottle. Bottle labelled as Amber Pils (and also as "bitter aromatic"). Pours a straw colour with a towering, frothy white head which settled reasonably and left only a trace of lacing. Very gentle aroma malt, hay and hops. Light sweetness and bitterness. Light to medium body with some fizz. Long gently bitter finish. Someone should have a word to their marketers because this doesn't fit the Pils mould nor is it particularly bitter or aromatic. That said it's very light, inoffensive but still quite drinkable.

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Photo of Dentist666
2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Now is being brewed by Van Pur.
Pours clear golden with decent white head, good retention, some laces. Smell of grain, dough, slightly herbal, slightly metallic. Taste is unbalanced, skunky, grain, mineral, chalk, cardboard, undefined bitterness. Sounds too artificial and inessential.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Good stream of carbonation in my Duvel glass. Golden amber colour. Not a very light colour like some lagers. Respectable lacing. Head dies away to thin foam.

Aroma: Very appetising. Smells like a good German Dortmunder... honey, barley malt and a suggestion of grassy hops.

Taste: Very well balanced. Quite sweet with nice mild bitterness at finish. Aappleskin. Solid malty backbone. Flavour is mild but good.

Overall: Good but perhaps not great. Some German Dortmunders and Helles seem to have just that little touch of character or class that this lacks but this is good and really should be considered as a Polish lager and quite a good one at that.


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Photo of weonfire
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Light hazy yellowish straw. Big white head- lasting

S - Biscuit, lightly hopped, bread,

T - Light earthy, bread, light hops,

M - Frothiness is ok, a bit on the watery side, carbonation is low

O - Drinkablility is real good. but flavor level is pretty low. American beer flavor has far surpassed the Polish version.

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Photo of janubio
2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml. bottle, pours a clear golden colour, with a small white head that fades soon. No lace. Smell of grains and flowers with some malty notes. Light carbonation, light body. Taste is the same as smell: grains, flowers and some biscuit. Just another correct beer more.

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Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint mug, bright gold body with a good finger of foam on the surface.

Nice toasty aroma of bready grains, maybe a touch smoky even. Fairly interesting for a pedestrian style.

Flavors of toasty puffed wheat, clean grains, dry subtle noble hop bitterness. Very clean and simple, but flavorful and unique at the same time. No flaws or off flavors. Dry aftertaste, not sweet. Extremely drinkable, light bodied and smooth. Something from the Polish lager category that seems to transcend a little bit, which is surprising.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with just a touch of haze and a good effervescence. Head pours a thin layer of creamy white foam. Decent.

Smell: mild malt aroma with a light graininess and a light fruitiness. Clean and enjoyable.

Taste: grainy malt flavor with a light fruitiness. A but mild, but for the most part a pretty accurate Dortmunder.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. Not creamy, but decent enough.

Overall: a straight middle-of-the-road Dortmunder. A bit on the grainy side, but balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler.

This beer was "accidentally" opened at work today, so I figured I'd partake in its contents for the sake of it. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, hard water, light grass, and flowers. Everything is mild and muddled (in an inoffensive way). The taste brings in more of the same, with the grass and flowers coming through a bit more powerfully, though not enough to really help this beer claw its way out of mediocrity. The body is light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a nice little beer, better than I expected (thanks to some bad experiences with pale Polish lagers), but nothing at all memorable.

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Photo of stjaernstoft
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lomza Export, ABV: 5.7%.
500 ml bottle, a gift (bought in Poland).

A: Clear yellow to golden colour. Foamy, white head that gives some lacing.

S: Sweet malt, citric and grassy hops. A pilsener-like aroma.

T: Malty with doughy bread, butter and citrus. A bit sweet.

M: Small body. Somewhat crisp, but the alcohol takes a little bit too much place.

O: All-in-all one of the better Polish standards I've had. Apart from a light body, some sweetness and a bit high ABV, this is a nice, malty and grassy lager, good for warm summer days - or with lighter foods.

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Photo of tempest
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at EuroMarket in Astoria. Aside from the bit of skunk, this is a decent beer. Shame about the green glass bottle. There's a crisp bready toast with just a touch of caramel. Slight spicy hops finish the beer is what seems to be a fine, but abused, example of the style. I hope to find a fresher find some day.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours golden with a light soapy white head, fair retention, no lace.

S: Bready malt, grassy hops, mild smell, bit of skunk.

T: Fairly grassy and dry hop flavours overall. Does have that green bottle Euro lager feel, tasty bready malt.

M: Light-bodied with a very mild carbonation, light aftertaste.

D: A nice export lager, with the green bottle I wasn't expecting as much, but a solid beer.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle:

Pours straw yellow with a thin, fizzy white head that settles to a wide, well-retained, patch. Dotted lacing slides down the glass with some stickage.

The smell is of strong "Euro skunk" - lime/sulfur, with light floral/grassy notes.

The taste is sweet upfront - grainy, with a touch of lime, but with a floral, grassy dry finish.

It is light-bodied with ample, though not too fizzy, carbonation. Very crisp and smooth.

A refreshing brew that is easy to drink.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A standard German-type lager with a part-malt, part-grain taste, saved by a bold noble hop aroma and flavor.

Strong straw in color, the beer shows a lot of efforvesence as the carbonation fuels a cotton-y head that lasts nearly the entire session with very light lacing.

Pronounce hop aroma (Saaz maybe?) give the beer it's dominant character; leading with spicy, floral, and earthy notes. Lightly pungent from both hops and grain. Mild vegital tastes become evident as the beer warms. Finishes lightly grainy and minerally. Somewhat cracker-like in crisp malt character but somehow gives a sweeter impression.

This is a fine beer for washing down the brats and sourkraut.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This appears much like Lomza Petne but is also designated "1968" on the label and is 7.8% abv, as opposed to the lower alcohol of the "other" Lomza Petne in BA database.

Pours clear orange with a short white head. Nice looking.

Nose of simple candi sugar, light banana and cooked peaches.

Mouthfeel is medium creamy and and with a nice medium body.

Flavors are simple candi sugar, banana, Belgian fruit and cooked stone fruits. Pleasant, but almost sweet and somewhat one dimensional without a lot of character. Pleasant but simple.

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Photo of nlmartin
2.2/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I wasnt really expecting alot from this beer. I suspected it was yet another Euro-trash lager my wife delights in buying for me. The beer was served cold in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear effervescent golden coloration. The head resolves to a creamy colored film ontop my beer.

Smell: The inital pour of the beer smelled like a concentrated version of Heineckens sulfur fart skunk smell. Dam you green bottles. After giving myself and the beer several minutes to prepare for the ingestion of this beer. The skunky sulfur fart smell diminished into an acceptable mustyness. The beers aroma was grainy with a slieght floral aroma.

Taste: The beers flavor has a bit of sweet grainyness up front. This settles and combines with a bit of a metallic, salty, lime bittering.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light and fizzy. This is a straight up throw back beer without alot going on. Not a drain pour but not exciting.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.09/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, I didn't know Lomza has an export lager. Now I can get mediocre Polish macroboringness right here on the east coast. Pours basic and golden with almost no head. The nose has caramel malt and a hint of spicy hops but pretty faint.

This is fairly agreeable in flavor with a little malt and a tiny bit of hops and an overall grainy, almost vegetative quality to the malt. However, it is inoffensive and slightly watery, and the finish is crisp and somewhat bitter. More or less what I expected, although not altogether terrible. This is comparable to most of Poland's top lagers and better than a few, not that there aren't higher compliments I could give a beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label looks like an imitation of the Zywiec label with a man and woman in traditional Polish costume. It's burgers and fries with this beer, so on to it:

Paler than gold, with a bit of an orange tint. Thick luscious head on top over two fingers thick. Aroma...the usual. Grain and some skunk. Taste...clean and somewhat skunky hops, but more of the former. Starts like a helles with a grassy malt flavor at first. About midway through, the hops come in to play with a grape-like taste. It is the second half of the flavor where this beer really shines. Clean, mildly hoppy, and mildly malty. Crisp and clean in the aftertaste.

Good and refreshing. Though I'd love to get a fresh sample of this without the skunky aroma.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear, straw color with light orange hues and a sudsy thin white head. Feverish carbonation rains upwards at an intense rate.

S: A slight skunky aroma is emitted upon first opening but thankfully fades to a sweet buttery malt scent.

T: The flavor is sweet buttery malt coating the tongue and is very slick. There is a sour malting and hopping on the fade and finish that sticks around long after it leaves the tongue.

M: moderate per style, fizzy carbonation and a slick palate on the tongue. The aggressive carbonation is felt in the stomach after sampling.

D: Overall a bland and boring entry, a beer you wouldn't feel guilty dumping after sampling half a glass.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw gold with a fast falling white head. Nose is like dirty grain. Flavor exhibits much the same qualities. Just a bland and boring lager. Feel has very little bubble on the tongue and a very thin liquid feel. Average drinkability at best.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent beer from Poland, although the beer could have also come from Germany, with it's distinct maltiness and hoppiness.

Appearance was nice, with a bright golden color and good head retention.
Smell was magnificent, herbal hops, earthy, well balanced with a nice maltness, that leaned towards sulfur.
Taste was a little less than the smell, first sip was a little watery, second sip full of malts and hops, and for some reason, the watery mouthfeel goes very well with this. I certainly increases the drinkability of the beer. The hops could be a little more aromatic, what the smell promises should be delivered in the taste.

A bit different than the typical German pilsners, but absolutely a very good beer.

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Photo of crookedhalo
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden yellow appearance with a nice white head when poured carefully out of the half liter bottle. Crystal clear. Rich malty aroma accompanied with a musty, flowery hopiness. Eastern European feel to it. Quite tasty in a heartier lager sense. Malt sweetness abounds in this lager, lingering hoppiness in the finish. I could enjoy this one again.

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Photo of TripelJ
4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nothing quenches the thirst like a fine Polish lager, and the Lomza Export is certainly no expection. This beer pours a pale yellow with a F-4 Maelstrom of carbonation (common to many polish lagers). Smell is sweet and malty and the taste is very similar. I like diversification, but I do lean towards sweeter beers and this one appeals to me more, probably, because of its underlying sweetness. This beer went perfectly with my melted mozarella topped soft pretzel and home made beer cheese. HEAVEN!

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Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the pour a translucent golden amber color with a pretentious head, and nice covering lace. Light hints of yeast, but malt dominates the nose, crisp and clean, pleasant. A bit over sweet at the start with the top shamefully thin and the finish scantily hopped with a middling carbonation and the ever present dry and lingering aftertaste, just to “Thin-waisted” for me, but still a drinkable beer when you want something light.

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Photo of stoutman
3.97/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Lomza Brewery in Poland. Pale gold. Medium light body. Mild bitterness. Mild hops. Medium malt. Dry. Reminicsent of grains, fresh fruits. Rounded and pleasantly refreshing and tasty. Not bad 5.7% ABV. Nice label of polish villagers in costumes.

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