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

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

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Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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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 tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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 baos
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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 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 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 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 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 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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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 maddogruss
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
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 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 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 Hibernator
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
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 UnionMade
3.86/5  rDev +19.5%
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 styrene
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
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 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 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 Bighuge
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
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 BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
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 rousee
4.02/5  rDev +24.5%
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 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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