Lomza Mocne | Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

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Browar Łomża Sp. z o.o.

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of alcohol, some sweetness. Taste is apples, alcohol, malts, a bit unusual, and not in a good way. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but one is more than enough.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lomza Malt Liquor has a thin, white, dish-washing-liquid-type head and a very murky, orange appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and little-to-no lacing. After swishing the bottom 20% of the bottle, one will see so many little brown specs floating throughout the glass. The aroma is of strange, slightly-turned fruit (apricot?), water, and other unusual smells. Flavor is of sweet, yeasty, bread, slightly-turned fruit, toast, and a dash of hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Lomza Malt Liquor finishes wet up front and then drying at the end; bold, yet easy drinking. This is a most unusual malt liquor beer, but it’s one to try, though.


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Photo of FreshHawk
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep, dulled gold color with a fairly large, light, soapy, white head. Good, sticky retention leaving a sticky coating of lace.

S - Grainy (corn, vegetal, subdued breadiness) along with some alcohol (vodka like) and touches of grassy, Nobel hops. What you'd expect from the style although it is a little heavy on the cooked vegetable aroma.

T - Following suit with the aroma, mostly what you expect from the style. Plenty of cooked vegetable and corn flavor. Hints of breadiness and grassy (and slightly herbal) hops. Alcohol presence is definitely there with that vodka like heat on the finish.

M - Medium to light body. Average carbonation. Slick and just glides down your throat.

D - Not all that easy to drink. Kind of a sipper but not a beer that I'd want to just sip on. Alcohol heat is definitely there and not all that pleasant.

Notes: What you'd expect from the style (one I'm not particularly fond of either). Cooked vegetable is a little too strong for my liking as is the alcohol. Not bad for the style if you like it, I guess, but not one I would get again (even if it was on sale like this time).

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Photo of flagmantho
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark gold hue with some effervescence and minimal head. There's a bit of haze here, too. Not great.

Smell: bizarrely redolent of molasses, with a little fruity alcohol bite. Not really beer-like, but it's also not completely disgusting.

Taste: a little bit molasses-ey and a bit fruity, like the aroma, but not so overpowering. It actually tastes a lot like a kvass, interestingly enough. I don't love it, but it is drinkable.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I would not want to sit down and quaff a lot of this stuff. That said, it's not horrible or anything.

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Photo of emerge077
2.18/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale orange gold, visible carb trails. Thin layer of white foam receding to a bare skim.

Smells like library books, honey and malt. Some noble hop skunk when the bottle was first opened.

Tastes like astringent alcohol, wet paper, oddly toasty with some lingering malt sweetness in the aftertaste. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Not sure what to make of this really, the alcohol is overt, and there's little in the way of redeeming characteristics. Not a beer i'd ever buy again.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.02/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No obvious date.

A: Amber with a weak head.

S: Apples, grapes and grain.

T: Apple juice. Lots of apple juice at first, with bready, grainy malt. The apple juice fades as I continue to drink, but the alcohol becomes more prevalent. Subdued spicy hops on the finish. This is a pretty sweet beer, but the flavor is light enough for it to avoid becoming cloying.

M: Light and zippy.

O: Better than I expected, but my expectations were pretty low. I won't buy this again, but it isn't awful.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is a light golden amber with a thick head that dissapates to a fine film leaving a nice curtain lace. Smell of malt with some earthiness and grassy notes. Taste has a light sweet malt, corn husky that is overall light in flavor, but masks the 7.8% very well. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Considering the ABV. it's a clean easy going lager I'd like to try on tap.

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Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger foamy off white head that was full of bubbles and faded on the fast side, leaving a creamy ring around the top; lacing was minimal and spotty.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, corn husk, grains, hay, grass, brown sugar and some sweet fruit; a hint of herbs or possibly floral hops lingers as well. The overall nose is malty and sweet, not what I expected since the ABV listed is 7.8% and was well hidden in the nose.

Tastes of very sweet malt, caramel, syrup, toasted grains, light molasses, hay, grass, brown sugar, biscuit, light floral hops, flower and some fruit like cherry or sour apple. It was more complex than the nose indicated, with a slight hop bitterness that balanced the strong malt presence well and completely hid the alcohol level. My only knock on this beer is that is borders on being too sweet, but as a malt dominant beer I found it acceptable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and almost watery with very light carbonation, a medium chewy body and a slight sour aftertaste that has a bitter snap to it.

Overall an interesting beer, and more drinkable than I expected. This hides the alcohol well, and while not a session beer per se, I did have two this evening and found them enjoyable and relatively easy to drink.

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Photo of nitro0292
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pour produced just short of 3 fingers of head atop a hazy dark gold. Head dissipated fairly quickly. Plenty of rings of lacing left behind.

Smells like a pilsner, but with a little more caramel sweetness at the back.

Taste follows the smell, bitterness and noble hops are followed by a sweetness that lingers on the tongue, but not for too long. Malts have a slight bread character and I get a faint taste of whiskey, which is probably a little heat from the alcohol.

Medium bodied, with little carbonation. No visible bubbles or tongue prickles.

Overall, this is an interesting brew, which is labelled as a "malt liquor" on the bottle. If it were a "malt liquor" in the American sense of the word, it clearly would be the best of its kind.

To me it seems like a strong version of a pils, which is what I think it is really designed to be. Isn't as quite refreshing as I would like, and I would not buy it as there is better stuff out there. That being said, this is a solid brew from Poland and if I ever find myself there I will seek out some fresh Lomza.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells sweet and malty, and is almost melted-sugar-like in this aspect, bordering on cloyingly sweet--like high fructose corn syrup. Fruits are also present in the nose, especially peach/apricot and white grape.

On the tongue, there's a medium-strong alcohol flavor, and the corn syrup notes from the nose translate thankfully into a thread of honey, drizzled over fresh-cut fruits such as pears and sweet apricots. In fact, most of the beer's primary flavors resemble the nectar of honeysuckle plants, and the rim of my bottle was even slightly sticky from the sugars. Such sweetness is balanced only lightly by a small addition of hops, though even those provide a floral bouquet in addition to their slight bitter kick.

Don't let that put you off, though; this is actually a highly drinkable, enjoyable beer. While it is quite malty, and focuses its efforts on sweeter notes, those notes are at least moderately subdued. What comes across is a flavorful beer that revels in summery lightness, and would be perfect fare for a hot day at the beach, or the noon-day deck of your favorite bar.

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Photo of bsp77
3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, light bronze with moderate fizzy head. Light lacing.

Smell: Hoppy aroma (with grass, lemon and herbs) but fairly sweet, with some cherry and caramel beneath.

Taste: Not as sweet as the aroma (but still somewhat sweet), and mild considering the abv. Cherry, bread, caramel and biscuit dominate the flavor, with some herbal and spicy hops providing a little (but not quite enough) balance. Still, surprisingly enjoyable.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. As expected, there is some amount of residual sweetness.

Overall: For a Euro Strong Lager, this actually is pretty damn good, and it thankfully isn't overly cloying. The "Malt Liquor" moniker on the label is simply a travesty.

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Photo of PokerGod
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner

Appearance- ugly dishwater, brown color, decent head, light lacing. pretty transparent.

Smell- corn, grain, but herbal notes. like cloves perhaps. nice smell.

Taste- malty, with herbal, spicy notes at the front and a bit of alcohol bite at the finish, after all it is 7.8% ABV it's not completely unexpected.

Overall- It's not an offensive drink, however, I shouldn't seek it out anytime soon. Yet, i would have no problem drinking one if offered to me. Average.

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Photo of Beejay
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A murky light brownish color. Nice full white head.

S: Perhaps a touch of corn. There is a good deal of sweetness.

T: Sweetness, and lots of it. It is cloyingly sweet, yet there is an odd aftertaste.. perhaps peppery? There is a touch of cider in here, and something almost industrial tasting.. Interesting, but not very good.

M: Medium mouthfeel, slightly sticky, moderate carbonation.

D: One and done. Too sweet, and a bit out of whack.

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Photo of jwc215
3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle:

Pours golden with a fluffy, creamy white head that thins and stays. A fair amount of lacing sticks.

The smell is grainy with a floral, slightly cedary touch. Pretty clean.

Upfront pale grainy sweetness, kiss of honey, fades to a balanced, dry finish. Floral and slight cedar come through. Alcohol is well-integrated.

It has a creamy light-to medium body. A bit oily/slick. Smooth despite abv.

This is very nice for the style, IMO. It has a nice dry balance that isn't boozy.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe an Imperial Pilsner, maybe a Malt Liquor?

Mocne begins with a golden color the hedges a bit to the copper side. Low in carbonation, the beer has a somewhat viscous look. Low carbonation, low retention, no lacing... a preview of higher alcohols to come.

Heavy malt flavor favors syrup and oil textures while delivering a sweet corn-syrup flavor. Esters contribute apricots, peaches, apples, and pears- all maybe of the bruised variety. Hops are light and could give more spice and floral notes to balance out the more stale bread flavors.

While this beer was not all that impressive it fares nearly as well as Carlsberg Elephant. A simple drinker that provides quite a delivery system for the 7.8% abv.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was poured from the bottle into a pilsner flute.

A - clear light golden straw color with a decent head that settles quickly into a lacing

S - sweet malt aroma, no hops

T - taste is tilted towards the sweet barley malt; clean as far as yeast character goes with nearly no sign of hops, but there are a touch hiding in there in the middle; finishes somewhat sweet

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a tough style to review as there is little conventional standards for it. The beer is well done as far as brewing goes. However, I find it a bit sweet to drink another and is perhaps better tasted alongside a spicy or bitter food dish. I don't care for it too much just by itself - a bit cloying.

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Photo of mdagnew
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light coppery amber colour... White head poured quite thick and foamy then faded to thin layer... no real lacing...

Aroma - Light biscuity / bready maltiness, salty notes, corn, some citrus fruits, almond / marzipan notes, grassy, peppery, very little hops... not particularly appealing - similar to many other standard macro lagers...

Taste - Biscuity malts mixed with some harsh graininess, nutty almond sweetness, metallics traces, light hop bitterness, alcohol is noticeable, light honey hints, floral, some bitter orange traces... tastes slightly better than it smells...

Feel - Quite smooth and dry. Light to medium bodied. A bit sickly to be particularly interesting

Overall - Nothing much of interest here.. pretty much your standard high ABV euro lager....

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Photo of superdedooperboy
1.86/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a bright gold with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly to nothing and leaves behind no lace.

Aroma is of odd cereal grain; slightly sweet, somewhat off-putting.

Tastes of a very unpleasant mix of corn, rice, and alcohol, with an equally unpleasant dry, lingering finish.

Light-to-medium bodied, with good carbonation; drinkability is hindered by the 7.8% ABV and, even more so, by the horrid flavor.

I'll try any beer I can get my hands on once -- but not necessarily twice. This is one of those beers. Never again.

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Photo of froghop
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours a clear orange-yellow with a small yellowish head that dissipates rapidly.

smell is faint, malt, light grain, touch of caramel, touch of lemon.

taste is crisp, watery, grain, sour malt, touch of corn, touch of citrus, ends dry.

overall not that "strong".

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw gold with a fast falling white head. Nose bears an almost slight citrus edge on top of a grain character. Flavor is lighter than I would have expected as that citrus-like character starts to peek through. On the tail end though a metallic and dirty aftertaste lingers, which kind of ruins it. Still, it is not too shabby. Lots of carbonation and bubble on the tongue and not a completely watered dawn liquid feel. Drinkable. Overall an average type of brew, but not garbage.

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Photo of Chaz
3.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden straw in color with a pale off-white head. No hops to speak of on the nose, only a restrained malt character - maybe a bit metallic? Initially this is sweet (and as strong as it is I can see why) but there's a reassuring bitterness that kicks in after a while. Mouthfeel is full and pleasantly creamy. The lasting impression is dry . . . above par for a style which has many adherents - if only American strong macro lagers had this much drinkability!

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Photo of dedrinker
2.21/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This punchy lager tasted a bit sweet and cereal-like. I bought the wrong one, not looking at the designation beneath the brand name. The sweet alcohol/ corn/ rice character put me off a bit, but I was brave. If this was what American "malt liquor" was all about, then we would be alright. It finished slightly sour with no detectable hop bitterness. I wouldn't do this twice.

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Photo of Suds
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a very clear yellow color with a shallow fizzy head: average appearance. The aroma is a bit malty, with a distracting grainy cereal quality that lingers way too long. Cereal and vegetable flavors are far too prevalent in this one. It’s a little sweet and earthy, with a light body. Soft and simple finish. The ABV is notable after a few sips. It’s drinkable and worth a try, but it’s also on par with other ubiquitous strong euro-lagers.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.72/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got to admit, the first thing I thought when I saw the label was that it was a blatant rippoff of the 112 year older Zywiec, not far down the road in SW Poland, with the dancing couple and even the founding date emblazoned above them. No originality. Also admits it right out front that this is "crack beer", or malt liquor. At least they're honest.
Boring brassy color and vague malty nose. Strong malt flavor with some astringents. By no means great, but drinkable for the style. If you want to get messed up and not drink OE or King Cobra, this is a good choice.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.83/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a three finger head with 30 secend retention. The head dies into a foam left on the surface. Medium but consistant lacing is noticed. Color is a slitghlt pale, but mostly golden hay color.

Smell- A veryu clean and fresh smelling pilsnery brew. Only a minor dash of alcohol is noticed. But overall a very earthy aroma.

Taste- starts out with a clean, brisk hop bitterness and then eludes to some crystal malting and barley still in the soil. Very light flavors.

Mouthfeel- These light flavors were very refrshing for something with such an alcoholic punch. Very clean and crisp on the tongue, with only a little warming effect from the alcohol. A very pleasant brew indeed.

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