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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.
Poland
browarlomza.pl

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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#42,523
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
71
pDev:
15.36%
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of metter98
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
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 emerge077
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
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 dbrauneis
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
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 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 mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
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 dcmchew
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
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 Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -6%

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 TMoney2591
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
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 JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev +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 jwc215
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
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 feloniousmonk
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
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 Gavage
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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 tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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 avalon07
2.42/5  rDev -24.1%
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 beerthulhu
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
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 harpus
3/5  rDev -6%

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 aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.35/5  rDev +5%
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 Gmann
2.74/5  rDev -14.1%
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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Lomza Pelne (Premium Beer) from Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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