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Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer) | Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

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Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer)Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer)

Brewed by:
Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2004

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Photo of styrene
4.15/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle, no freshness date. Purchased at a local Polish grocery store. The lovely bottle art features a man in traditional dress holding what must be a 1-liter mug into which a barmaid is pouring beer out of a large jug (an early growler, perhaps?)

Appearance: Somewhat dark for a lager, but nothing surprising here.

Smell: Quite fruity. In fact, fruitier than any euro pale lager I've ever had before. The dominant note is grape, or maybe grape juice.

Taste: Mild hop bitterness followed by, no surprise, a grape juice flavor. Underneath it all is a supple, malty base.

Mouthfeel: A little heavy, but the beer finishes cleanly. The carbonation is just right.

Drinkability: High. This is very complex for a lager and well worth the less than $2 spent on the bottle. The dominant grape juice flavor was a bit surprising at first, but I like this brew more and more with each sip.

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Photo of rousee
4.02/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Polish BMC kicks some major ass!!!

A: fairly average clear gold pour--quick cap of 1 finger via a delibarate head-inducing pour by me. It disappears almost instantly to a wisp with continued carbonation that reminds me of macro BMC.
S:malty herb grass--plenty of nuttiness too. Nice smell. Upgrading 3.5-4 now. There is some slight astringent like quality there but nothing too overdone. Metallic smell is present but not noticeable on the palate.
T: another example of the BMC of Poland (or any other country) being far better than our own. This one grows on you. It does have some biscuit-like cornbread type character but I still would bet there are no adjuncts in here.
MF: as I have this with cold BBQ from Redbone's--it gives a nice thirst-quenching and tingly mouthfeel. Nice to try pairing it with all 4 of their bbq sauces.
D-Excellent extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of UnionMade
3.86/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can.. Colorful label depicting some polish folk in traditional Tatra Mountain garb dancing what's probably a folk song.
Pale, super clear yellow, topped with a thick white head. Great lacing, sticking to the glass in big, chunky clumps. Great head retention. Strong saaz aroma (polish lublin hops?) Very spicy and grassy, with that soapy feel. Crisp, clean pils malt. Slight lemony citrus. The flavor opens with soft, bavarian style pils malt. Very spritzy carbonation, fine bubbled, soft yet active. Relatively full bodied. Really clean, the pils malt driving straight into a modestly hopped, lemony and spicy finish. Some fresh mown grass. Snaps off with grainy, slightly sweet malt flavor. No trace of the relatively strong alcohol content. Clean, clean, clean. Slap a craft brew label on this, and it would be getting some great reviews.

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Photo of imprezawrxsti
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at shop-n-save in Niles, IL (Polish supermarket). Served with homemade gołąbki and potatoes. Mmmmm mmm.

Pours a gold-copper colour with plenty of head that sticks around. very faint smell, grains mostly.

Tastes mostly of toasty grains, but not too sweet, not unlike Pilsner Urquell. Feels sturdy in the mouth, but smooth. Definitely drinkable. I think it has more character than Zubr or Zywiec.

Overall a good lager, one of the better beers I've had from Poland.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piutred a pale golden color with miniscule white head. No retention, no lacing.

Smell has a pleasant fruity maltiness, but very light.

Taste is crisp and refreshing. There is a firm maltiness combined with a touch of malt.

Finish is light and refreshing with some modest taste retention.

A pleasant beer, thirst quenching, and an easy drinker.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - very light amber color, clear, with about half a fingers' worth or so of off-white foam that dissipates quickly..

Smell - a light pilsner type of smell, but the grains used seem to be close to, if not actually, of the cereal variety.

Taste and Mouthfeel - much like the smell, bu the hints of malts are more prominant, as is the sweeter taste. It has a more refined edge than I would have expected, especially in the back middle part of the tasting. The texture is very well balanced.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, and much better than I would have expected from the look and the smell.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lomza Petne
16.9 oz brown bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a straw yellow with a puffy, bone white head on top. Great head retention with fluffy trails of lace that cling to the pilsner glass. There is a flurry of mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top.

The nose is rather clean with some whiffs of grains and imported hops.

Chewy grains and honey sweetness blend together with a nice hop snap. Very clean and refreshing. Some herbal qualities and light citrus twang too. I've been sitting on the beach all day and this is quenching my thirst.

Solid drinkability level and one of the better beers that I've had in this style bracket. Not to mention it's a respectable 6% ABV. This is one was better than I was expecting.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured about a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. A nice, deep gold body with a fluffy white head that had decent retention at first but faded after a few sips. It had a sweet, malty smell; a little less maltier than a German Pilsner. It tasted a little bitter at first but with a nice, sweet aftertaste that would porve to be an excellent balance to the slightly bitter taste. The mouthfeel was pretty thick like an ale; did not feel like I was drinking a pilsner although it looked like one. Very drinkable beer; nice and smooth and goes down easy.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer was provided by my neighbor, who often provides me with Polish beers. The lager was a golden straw color with a modest white head. The aroma was slightly malt and biscuity. One might even detect a little honey is one really searches. I really enjoyed the refreshing taste of this one. It begins with a very sweet malt and evolve into a dry finish. A honey sweetness is detectable. Overall, a nice import from Eastern Europe.

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Photo of tbeck
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bold golden yellow with slight orange tints. Develops a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a thin collar and very little laciness. Beer is very clear. Very fruity aroma, reminds me of a belgian ale. Taste is not like a malt liquor as advertised on the front (maybe I am use to Amercian malt liquor). Very fruity taste, not bad and again reminded me of a belgain ale. Body is decent, about the midpoint between thin and chewy. This was an enjoyable beer and I felt very unique. I would not go out of my way to buy this beer but if available I would take it. I do recommend trying.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear light golden tone. Thin off white head. Sparse lace. Faint malts and ghostly floral hop tones on the nose. A little grain as well. This Euro Lager's got a little pizzaz going on with the flavor. Pretty decent. Nice maltiness. Quite clean. Good hop balance. A little herbal hoppiness in the mix. Nice prickly mouthfeel. Body is about medium-full. I like this one.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow, slightly misty body, small startchy white topping of quick fizzing foam sifts to about a pinky high and then slips to a thin collar and a few splotchy areas of lacing.

Thin pale sweet aroma of tender bready malt with a slight starchy grain and a simple touch of Pils hoppyness.

Taste is clean, sweet, and candied slightly of sugar coated bread dough topped with a soft grainyness thats incredibly smooth and tendered with just enough tug of pale malt dullness and hoppy Pilsner grassyness. Actually not bad, just tame, simple, and easy going without a whole lot of length to it. Just a boost more hops and length and this would be quite outstanding.

Like the body to it as its tender sweetness is very soft, smooth, and a bit chewy within a decently set undersided mediumness.

Drinkability is favorably high and quite a few of these could be downed on any sessioning that may occur when bottles of this are around.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a hazy straw yellow color with a thick healthy white head and nill lace. Smell of light sweet malt and grain. Taste is nothing complex, but full with the light sweet malt, grain in the background having a mild hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. An enjoyable beer I could have again.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale amber, not quite pale enough to be called straw, with quite a few particles going for a swim. The head is cottony, both in terms of color and texture, and is actually pretty attractive. In addition, it displays better than average persistence and is a good lacer.

Lomza Petne has a much better nose than the average EPL. It's brewed with flowery noble hops (I'm guessing) and, although I often disparage Saaz and its cousins, they're used to good effect here (I'm fairly certain that I'd change my tune if I had access to consistently fresh European lagers). The aroma also contains a pleasant spritz of lemon that works well.

No surprises on the palate. The pale malt backbone is light, but is sturdy enough, and is accented by a generous quantity of lightly biting, spunkily bitter, floral-spicy hops. I can't believe that this bottle is overly fresh, but there's no trace of age to my nose or taste buds.

As in the nose, the beer is a little lemon citrusy, but is mostly just straightforward floral hop leafy. A clean, dry finish and we're in business. An ABV of 6.2% seems high for the style, but since it's nowhere to be found in the mouth, what does it matter?

Lomza Petne may just be my first beer from Poland and is the best EPL that I've had so far that is actually from E. With a classy, colorful label (check out the website until someone with more computer skills than I possess adds a picture), a fresh flavor and a friendly, drinkable personality, it's one to look for if you have a burning desire to try a Polish version of this oft maligned style.

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Photo of rudzud
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up on a whim from the local liquor store for $2.50. I suppose for the price its not bad.

A - This was poured into my Duvel tulip. Poured a light straw typical macro color with a fluffy one finger white head the left no side lacing but did leave a nice little cloud.

S - Average smell here, lots of typical bready aromas and sweet malts.

T - More of the sweet malts and toasty grain flavors. Better than average.

M - Really nice carbonation here. Lots of bubbles makes this super crisp and refreshing. Great on a hot summer day.

D - Quite drinkable this stuff is. Not my favorite pale lager but this is so far my favorite beer out of Poland.

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Photo of ananddorairaj
3.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – 2 finger off-white head left mild lacing and settled to a very thin layer on a slightly brown deep gold beer with moderate carbonation 4
S – Quite average – sweet grasses/malts and a slight bitterness 3.5
T – Grainy sweetness & malts to a grassy slightly fruit finish. Hops and alcohol are mild but there. 3.5
M – Light medium body, drinkable at 7.8%, thinner but good carbonation adds substance 3.5
O – More character than the other polish pale lagers I’ve had and a bit of a surprise for me. I don’t think I’ll be buying this again, but if our paths cross at the right time it may happen 3.5

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Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden, straw-colored; big head, long lasting

Aroma: Slight malty; very bready; little honey

Taste: Juicy malt on start; sweet in the end with a slightly bitter finish; a slight honey mead feel and slight honey taste, not much though.

Remarks: Drank too warm in Poland; no refrigerator

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of baos
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz into dog-faced mug.

A: Pale straw color with the slightest bit of haziness. Decent head that withers away to no head at all, not even a collar for dog-faced mug.

S: Malt with a bit of sour-grass aroma.

T: Sour grass tang with a slight maltiness and an even slighter hop character that make the finish ultra dry.

M: Very nice for this type of beer. Medium bodied.

D: Very drinkable seems to be a nice beer for hot summer days, but it goes down very well on this cold snowy March night.

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Photo of droomyster
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a big white head that retains fairly well. Smells better than your average macro lager, sweet honey and grain notes. Tastes is not bad at all: simple sweet maltiness with lemon zest, very crisp and bright. Very refreshing. Far better than I was expecting it to be. Would be nice on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of jooler
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wish it tasted as good as it smells

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Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finding good Polish food here in NC is tough,but I foud a place,its fitting to have a Polish lager with some perogi,cabbage,and hunters sausage.Poured into a pilsner a light golden with a thinner but well retained white head,lots of tiny bubbles.Toasted grain mainly in the nose,its quite muted,at least no fake sweet corn crap.Flavors are somewhat sweet but sturdy,grainy with a bit of iron flavors keep it from being to sweet.It goes with the food,it doesn't overwhelm or leave me lacking while eating some traditional fare.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored with a thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is spicey malts with ginger notes and euro yeast. Subdued hops aroma as well.
Taste is spicey malts, with a touch of hops. Faint notes of cinnamon and ginger. Finish is mild malts and another touch of hops.
Mouthfeel is quite crisp, with a dry finish. Light body. Moderate level of carbonation.
Drinkability is good. Decent beer overall, but nothing that would draw me back.

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