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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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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 70
Photo of snilsen13
2.01/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Worst beer I've had in years - nearly undrinkable. I've had some really good Polish beers and was looking for something to compare with Steel Rail, which I had just discovered. For $10 a 6-pack, I feel taken for a fool, but if you see it for $1/bottle, that would be about right.

No head, golden/clear, a malty nose, a slightly spicy and very warming... the taste grows on me enough to finish the beer. It's still drinkable.

Better as it warms up, serve at celler temperature.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
2.28/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear gold with a frothy but quickly dissipating snow-white head. Sweet and sour pale malt, lightly spicy.

Lightly sour pale malt, tinges of rice. Spicy hops and a taste of alcohol heat. Quite a sticky mouth. This is very malt liquor like. Drinkable but that's about it.

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Photo of mlockman
2.32/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Sad to say I wasn't even able to choke/gag this one down. Really incredibly and wildly unpleasant aroma and flavor, nobody at the party (not even a few college kids who swore by busch light) could smell it let alone drink it.

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Photo of froghop
2.35/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a very clear pale yellow with a small white head that goes away quickly.

smell is faint, sweet, corn, grain, and a touch of citrus.

taste is crisp, clean, grain, a touch of corn, and some citrus.

overall not to impressive, but yet it wasn't disgusting.

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Photo of avalon07
2.42/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dirty yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A lot of malt, as expected, but also a little hops and an unpleasantly funky quality.

T: Tasted of a whole bunch of malt, a tinge of hops, with corn and a grainy quality. Overly malty, to be sure, and this is just one problem. It's too top heavy and almost skunky to be effective.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with an almost metallic finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Euro Pale Lagers are rarely great and this is no exception. It's a malt bomb with little to recommend it.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Apparently I still had another random Polish brew hanging around... Fair enough. It pours a clear bronze-brass topped by a short-lived finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light green apple skin, very light white bread, and light grass. This aroma is so faint, so mellow, I can't be upset with it. The taste holds notes of musty wheat, old green apple skin, old white grapes, corn meal, and very hard water. If only this stuff was as calm on my tongue as it was in my 'strils. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a lightly/waterily syruoy feel. Overall, a pretty sad beer, one that really comes nowhere near impressing on any level. Not a fan.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear, golden-orange with a 2 finger fizzy dirty white head that displayed moderate retention. Visible carbonation was light.

S: light barnyard grains scents on it and not much else.

T: The flavor started out with some lemony sourness and stale grains with some acidity and tartness. Some oranges but not much else to take notice of here. Overall not impressed.

M: light, oily slick on the tongue with a soft carbonation and a gentle sourness of oranges that laces the tongue on the swallow.

D: Below average drinkability and a big pass on this one.

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Photo of Gmann
2.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a small white head that left not much lacing on the glass. The smell is grainy but does have a detectable noble hop smell. Has an odd sweet taste, not expecting that. Kind of a corny, artficial sweetness, a hint of noble hops. The feel is light and crisp. An average Euro lager, too much of a corn taste to make it good.

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Photo of dcmchew
2.78/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Label says "Lomza Piwo Jasne Pelne", 6%.
Pours clear golden (a bit towards copper) with a small white head that lasts for a while.
Smell of sweet malts, alcohol, a weird medicinal note and some faint hops.
Taste starts with sweet malts, syrupy, with some hints of honey, corn and some biscuit. A mild fruitiness also, some apple and pear. Something spicy (or more like numbing alcohol) follows, mixed with a bad bitterness, resulting in a bad finish, unclean and off-putting.
Medium body, fizzy like mineral water. Actually refreshing, if not for the poor aftertaste.
Eh, not exactly horrible, but not too good. Really cheap tho, so it doesn't hurt to try it.

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Photo of jwc215
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1pt, 9 oz bottle

Pours straw yellow with fast carbonation. The shite head descends to a lasting thin head that leaves some vanishing lacing along the glass.

The smell is of sweet grass - Saaz or related hops . Some alcohol comes through.

Grassy sweetness dominates the taste throughout. Bitter hops peask though, but really only come out in the finish. Sulfur and saltiness become more evident and the drink warms, but remain subdued. Polish lagers, I have found, typically have a sweet characteristic, but this one has it moreso. The alcohol esters are stronger than I would expect from the abv level - I suppose that is because there is not enough to this from masking it. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish, but not enough to balance out the sweetness.

There is a raw astringency to it, though the light to medium body holds up decently. It's not watery at all.

Overall, it's too harsh and uninteresting to me. While having some taste to it, it's too sweet, alcohol too evident, and lacks refreshingness or complexity. It's mediocre/average. There are tastier, smoother Polish beers out there that are just as easily accessible, if not moreso.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy dark golden yellow in color with quite a lot of large dark black particles in suspension (I have no idea what these are but they look similar to course ground black pepper). The beer has a quarter finger tall soapy white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a huge aroma of adjunct malts (I think all adjunct malts might be represented here - definitely corn, grain, and rice). There is quite a bit of sweetness to the aroma as well as some hints of apple cider. Not the most inviting of aromas.

T: Moderate flavors of adjunct malts with moderate amounts of sweetness - corn, rice, and grain are all present and accounted for. Light to moderate notes of apple juice/apple cider as well as some light hints of yeast spices.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Tastes more like a malt liquor, if it had been classified in that style I might have expected the flavors and smells a little more. As a malt liquor, this would probably be a better reviewed beer due to expectations of style. Not one I am likely to get again.

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Photo of shadow1961
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lomza Petne Mocne (strong) "malt liquor" pours
out a rocky white head over a clear golden brew.
Carbonation is slow, the nose is of yeast and grain.
The flavor is slightly of malt and is grassy. It does get
more bisquity as it warms up Mouthfeel is kind of thin,
though the 7.8% alcohol by volume (from the label) gives
it a definite tingle. Not bad, but not super either. I won't
be getting it again.

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Photo of metter98
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some unusual dark particles floating near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong sweet aromas of apple cider and adjunct malts in the nose—corn stands out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some sweetness along with some flavors of yeast, which probably explains what the particles are.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t that bad when you compare it to other malt liquors but overall it’s not very good.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got this from a friend at work.

I poured this into a pilsner glass.Pours a pale yellow slightly hazy. White bubbled heading that disintigrates to nothing with no lacing.

Smell well I am not getting to much of an aroma.Very feint pale malt. A bit bready and yeasty.

Taste again all malt a nice malty backbone which is taken over by the yeastiness which is kind of funky tasting.

Mouth is very slick leaves a coating in the mouth. Buttery. Very flat, medium bodied with very little carbonation.

Drinkability is not to good at all. Left a funny feeling the stomach after a few sips.I guess from the yeasts.

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Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head that fades quickly to a ring

S - Is of sweet grainy corny malt

T - Isn't all that bad follows the smell with sweet malt

M - this beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - Not the first beer of choice by a long shot but fairly good for the style good lawnmower beer

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Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber tinged with a little brown. Nice head of coarse foam in the plastic cup. Aroma is that classic European hop with the skunky note, though not unpleasant.

Very sweet. The hops are quite pervasive. I would be interesting to try a beer with the same level of these hops but without the sugar. It's hard to fault the carbonation, though the mouthfeel has that syrupy note with all the sugar. Malty with sweet corn flavors, with a finish that is more aromatic with hops than bitterish.

A novelty that is just barely drinkable. But on a damp night in the Polish countryside with the smell of cows and cut hay, it might be just the thing. From the 500 ml bottle bought at La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale yellow, adequate slab of snowy white foam resting on top.

Aroma: empty, but inoffensive. Grainy, and slightly sweet, barest malt and hops.

Taste: clean on and off the palate, slight lemony flavor, but husky grains stand highest above all. Light bodied, no finish, grainy texture. Lacks any truly pleasing character, sorry to say, although there's nothing really wrong with it....except for that...

...much better than the "Mocne" I tried from then last night, but I wouldn't really recommend it.

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Photo of Hhawk06
3.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Given my Polish heritage, I always like to give their brews a shot. This offering came in a 16.9 oz. bottle. The smell consisted of a great floral hop nose. The head was bleach white and about a half inch. The body was straw colored and completely transparent. Sadly, there really is not much character in the taste. There is some malted crispness but generally gives a watered down feeling. The aftertaste smooths out and leaves a small floral residue. Not a great brew....

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Photo of MNJR
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not as good as other Polish beers like Zywiec, Perla, and Okocim. The flavor is full bodied, but there is a bit too strong of a coppery bitterness. It is refreshing, though, and the initial off key sour note fades about halfway down the glass. Other flavors I notice are spiciness and a mineral quality. Better than any domestic macro, and the price is right: $5.00 for four pint cans. Like I say, not the best Polish beer, but in my experience any Polish beer is good.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is about average, a typical clear amber-yellow and very foamy (be careful when you open the bottle). Malty aroma has a strong yeast component. Flavor is lively and malty, with a little hop taste and bitterness and toffee hints. Smooth and rich, it is an enjoyable malt liquor.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw gold with a fast falling white head. Nose is like a dirty cellar. Really. It is like unclean. Just not smooth at all. Flavor is very light with a grainy constant taste. Feel has a lot of bubble on the tongue, but it is very thin on the liquid feel. Overall this is a pretty average brew. Nothing special to write about and just another beer to try.

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Photo of Gavage
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a golden pale yellow color with a two finger head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: grass with some hints of lemon zest.

Taste: mild malt base with some grass, lemon zest, and mild hop bitterness. There is a bit of earthiness to this one too.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp with a bit of dryness throughout. Light in body. Aftertaste is relatively clean.

Drinkability: so-so if you are into the style. This is easy to quaff but flavorwise it get boring after a bit.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sticky and lacy big white head over clear light golden liquid. Sweet semi-fruity nose with light doughy notes. Green apple-like flavor with a metallic hoppy background. Some alcohol felt in the swallow. Finishes a bit short/weak with the sweetness dominating...just a run of the mill strong Euro-lager.

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Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint can from Gene's, poured into a pint glass.

High clarity gold, a swarm of carbonation rises to the surface. Visible trails rising through it. Pretty average all around, no lace and low head retention.

Nose is average, not swilly but nothing out of the ordinary. Sweet grain and honey.

Flavor is similarly sweet, apple, pear, honey, crackery pale malt, slight bitterness from noble hops. Pretty crisp, easy drinking, good for hot weather, pairing with hearty smoked sausage and pierogis.

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Photo of jettjon
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into the pilsner a golden clear color with huge carbonation capped by a 2-finger white fluffy head. Moderate rate of fade leaving a cap and spotty, sticky lacing. Not too bad looking here. Nose is sweet and grassy—the watchword here is sweet, almost sugary. There’s something like a pear scent, some citrus, and a kind of musty off-note. Taste is pretty solid with tea-like hops and citrus dominating, fading to semi-sweet malt and a dry finish: good, though falling short of great. Mouth is pretty average, wet and of medium viscosity and carbonation. Drinkability is decent overall; it’s a tasty and enjoyable beverage although it certainly doesn’t light any fires for me.

Overall: Yet another Euro-lager, certainly drinkable but nothing to go out of your way to try. Of interest, it is only the second Polish beer I’ve come across.

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