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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is crisp, malty, some sweetness, a bit bready, highly refreshing and drinkable. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good choice if in the mood for a pale lager.

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Photo of Spikester
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16.9 0unce can. Pours clear gold with three fingers of white head that leaves rather quickly. Smell was mild malts maybe a bit of grassy or herbal hop aroma. Taste is white bread malts with a very minor herbal hop presence. The mouthfeel is close to medium with a good level of carbonation. Overall a good Euro lager. Nothing outstanding here but enjoyable. Note: My can said 6%abv not 6.2 %. Not a beer I will look for but would enjoy if offered.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One of the really cool things about a visit to Chicago is the opportunity to visit one of the area Binny's to scour around for additions to The CANQuest (tm). I prefer their South Loop location, especially given its proximity to Union Station, plus it holds a tap room. They also have a dizzying selection of 500 ml European CANs in shrink-wrapped 4-packs and this came out of one of them.

From the CAN: "Lomza Brewery [-] Product of Poland"; "Premium Beer"; "Imported". Also, I really liked the colors and their juxtaposition on the CAN. Green, gold, scarlet and white as well as a male/female couple in traditional garb with her filling his mug with beer from a pot.

I have really been digging some of these Euro beers and so I began this one with a Crack! and inverted Glug. This produced two foamy, fizzy fingers of French Vanilla-colored head with moderate retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with button brightness and so the Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus and Mammon stopped in for a drink. Nose was very malty sweet with a hint of grassy Noble hops. The taste was sort of odd, like the malt backbone was somehow getting in the way of the hops, which were trying to assert themselves. While I was CANtemplating this CANundrum, beautiful lacing began to appear and form. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more malty and sweet than grassy and hoppy, but it just did not seem like it was melding all that well. It might be the style, as I prefer Pilsners, where this seemed to be one rung below them. It finished semi-sweet, but it just seemed like it was straddling an unnecessary fence. I reiterate that I would have preferred a Pilsner. This style lacks punch, Ooomph, etc.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Łomża Wyborowe has a sort of thin, fizzy, quickly-dissipating white head, a deep, almost orange-gold, highly bubbly appearance, and essentially no lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, bold, and honey-like barley malt and bread. Taste is of the same, with white bread crust, mild hop bitterness, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium, and Łomża Wyborowe finishes crisp, bold, full-flavored, easy drinking, and refreshing.


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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, frosted corn flake, and slight skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with frosted corn flake and honey flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is quite sweet and a bit skunky, but that pretty much dissipates as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, rising carb trails, thin compact layer of foam.
Clean grainy Pilsner malt and grassy noble hop aroma.

Taste is similarly clean and grassy. Light bodied and easy on the carb.
Somewhat watery but refreshing, simple and understated. Easy drinking, no off flavors. Overall it's pretty decent, would drink again under the right circumstances.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one wasn't quite as good as another Polish beer I've tried, but mainly because it's a typical pale lager, which isn't a terribly exciting style in the first place. It's perfectly fine, though. Good flavor for the style, though I probably should have gotten a darker beer given the weather and the food I ate with it. Compares well to Stella and Harp.

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Photo of MNJR
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is nothing special, head is slight, lacing decent. Smell is faint, a bit spicy, grain, hay, straw, malt. Flavor is entry-level good: rich, full, spicy, spiky, a bit grainy, toasty malt backbone with some fruity yeastiness, bread dough, and a bit of hops. A good solid beer. Very drinkable. A bit of dryness on the finish compliments a refreshing mouthfeel. In the past I've enjoyed a four pack of 16oz cans in an evening didn't get tired of it. If you can find it in your area it's a good substitute price-wise for any US macro lager, and indeed better than any US macro lager.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear, light golden color with one finger of white head. The retention was not bad and it left some mild lacing. The aroma was very nondescript, just a generic blend of sweet malt and pale malt. The flavors were decent, albeit uninspired. The sweet malt and sweet bread flavors were most distinct with some pale malt as well. I did detect a bit of corn-like macro flavor but this may have just been the execution by the brewer. I also tasted a bit of light hopping on the finish which made it crisp. The mouthfeel was decent, the body medium/light and the carbonation average. In general, very average.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear straw gold color. Poured a 1 finger fizzy white head that fell quickly to a thin skim. Lightly decanted. Some lacing at the start.

S: Hay, grass and sweet malt. A mild pepper (maybe clove?) bitter.

T: Pretty much just like the smell. Pilsener malt gives it a nice crackery flavor. Some green apples ahead of an even, prominent bitter that's a bit peppery adds a nice balance and a clean finish.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and well balance.

D: The heft of a good lager. Nicely balanced. Not a standout, but solid.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a bottle into a 22oz glass...At the polish gf's house and this is their staple, at least they were impressed...It pours a light clear gold, like any loger, nothing to note...The aroma was light, mostly light hops, a slight bit of skunk. The taste is the same, light feel, some hops, a little skunk, decently crisp, but I certainly struggled to drink the whole bottle. Nothing worth getting here.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Wyborowe is an average German Lager that struggles for some identity to make it memorable.

A solid straw colored beer holds a firm white head that laces lightly and retains well. A standard look.

The beer gives a crisp malt flavor of crackers and pilsner grain. Acidity gives impressions of lemons, tart apples, and accents hop bitterness. Noble hop aroma and flavor works well to balance the beer and contribute complex spiciness, floral, and earthy notes along the way.

Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Sweet at first but the beer fades into a soothing dryness and light hop, acid, and astringent bite in the end.

A pretty average beer.

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Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought this at surdyks in mpls..they have alot of different litres euros.this was 16.9 of pils beauty it smelled of noble hops like so little of american lagers/pils do it was grassy and crisp with a noble hop taste it was crystal clear and golden yellow with a good flavor..a good polish lager that was well balanced always glad to try imports that are tasty

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Photo of MillySox
3.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first Polish beer that has ever really impressed me. One of the best lagers I can think of. Plenty of body and flavor, but not overdone for a lager.

A little darker and heavier than most pale lagers. Good hop/malt balance. I have been looking for good lagers for a while. Found one.

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Photo of Rayek
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold colored brew with good clarity and active carbonation from rather large bubbles. Soapy white head has good size and sticks around for the duration. Left no lace.

S: Very sweet nose smells of anise and pale malt. A mild clove scent keeps things from being too cloying.

T: Reminiscent of the Kiper Pils I had recently. The anise flavor from the nose follows into the flavor. The bitterness balances the sweetness well, but adds little flavor outside of some pepper. Finishes fairly clean.

M: Medium body has the right amount of fizz.

D: A pretty decent brew. I'm glad I tried it, but it doesn't stand out in the crowd.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours pale yellow, crystal clear, with a light soapy head of about 1/4" or so. Head dissipates very quickly to a thin film and there was very little lacing.

S: Smells a bit like a slightly maltier version of a typical American macro. Fairly balanced pale malts and light hops.

T&M: Light body and texture with a slightly malty edge over the hops, though I would still consider this to be moderately dry. The brew sits well on the tongue but tends to go a little watery at the finish leaving you with a thin bit of citrus hops that vanish quickly at the linger. Carbonation is a little lighter than you might expect, allowing for a texture that seems a little more refined than perhaps it really is.

D: Enjoyable and thirst quenching without being heavy. Light but still has some flavor. Not so much malt that it is sweet but enough to let you know that it's there. Not bad.

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Photo of NHGrafx
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml brown bottle.

Pours a light golden straw color. Very quickly vanishing head with no lacing at all. Aroma at first was unimpressive, smelled almost like water with some faint grain and alcohol coming through. Near the end of the bottle, the aromas were more clear. Grain and malt with a slight yeasty smell.

The taste was of grains, and malt, with some slight hop flavor as well. There was some sweetness In the taste as well which turned into hop bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel was nice, clean crisp with medium carbonation. A very drinkable brew.

Overall this was a decent brew, a typical lager style. Nothing impressive, but nothing bad either.

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Photo of missginsu
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty pale golden beer that has a sadly vanishing thin head. I expected very little from this beer, but was actually pleasantly surprised with the crisp, yeasty flavor.

Lots of carbination... it seems like it might be a nice brew served cold on a hot summer day.

Won't make my regular line-up, but since it's a cheap and widely available neighborhood staple here at the Northern tip of Brooklyn, I'm happy to report that Lomza rates slightly higher than most American macro-lagers.

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Photo of walleye
2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from the bottle at the Polish cultural centered poured a yellow with a very small small white head with a lot of carbonation. aroma bready, grassy some wheat. flavor some yeast, grass, hints of citrus. this meet did go good with the dinner of meat loaf I had. as this beer warmed the flavor got a little funky so this is a beer you want to drink cold vey cold

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Photo of gmfessen
2.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a pale golden color with tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass and has a two finger soapy looking white head. Smell is sweet of malt, almost no hop presence. Taste is not very good. I'm not sure if this bottle sat around too long, because there is no freshness date anywhere. Tastes like beer that sat in a paper cup for days, very bland and slightly metallic. The beer is light in body and has quite a bit of carbonation. Although not very tasty, it does go down pretty easy because of the light body. I would hope that a fresh bottle of this wouldn't be too bad.

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Photo of xav33
3.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lomza Wyborowe
Pint bottle
Unknown bottling, quenched 09/06
Medium pour in a pilsner glass.

Poured gold with a small white fizzy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of light sweet white bread and grassy bitter hops and light sweetness.

Taste was upfront crisp grassy bitter hops followed by moderate sweet bready tones and a hint of lingering flowery hops on a fairly short finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery, lively carbonation, and light astringency.

Overall, a refreshing AND tasty pale lager, although a bit rich on the sweetness. Somewhat surprised by this one, the hop and malt aromas and tastes are well defined and well blended.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Half litre brown glass bottle that looks just like BA Avatar, with the addition of a colorful green and yellow crown cap which has the words “Lomza, Jasne Ze Naszei”. Listed at 6.2% with no Freshness Date.

Appearance: Clear golden body. Soft dirty white head has good staying power, it drops to a finger thick cap but it does last the whole ride. Spritzy carbonation with a milky look when agitated. Minimal lacing.

Nose: Light sweaty bread nose, barely scrapes a clean feel but it doesn’t offend. Minimal odors.

Taste: Forced malts have a sweetness that feels a tad corny. Clean feel throughout but it has a definitive East European profile. Mild hops work extremely hard to fight past the sweet malts and soft doughy corn middle. Finishes with a little bit of everything but not much of anything.

Mouthfeel: Chilled it feels clean, short of crisp but as it warms it develops a delicate corn syrup softness in the back end.

Drinkability: Above average feel. I’m not sure I can say that this feels like it has the clicks that back up the 6.2%.

Overall: Not that bad actually, I confess that I expected much worse from this one. But it is a very average brew nonetheless.

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Photo of crookedhalo
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter brown bottle. Pours a slightly hazed pale straw color with no real head to speak of, dies as quickly as a macro. Bready, malty aromas, and a light alcohol-infused fruitiness. Malty, rich and strong with an extremely tamed bitterness in the finish from some low-alpha hops. Pretty boring but not bad. Needs a little more depth to be noteworthy. Carbonation is decent despite the lack of head on the initial pour. An average export-type lager, it has a "malt liquor light" kind of feel.

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Photo of proc
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a dark golden color in the glass with a decent-sized head. The aroma is that of light hops and is reminiscent of many other European lagers with that distinctive smell. The taste is qute good and garners the highest score from me in terms of overall points. It starts off with a nice does of hops (Iublin?) and finishes with a sweet malt taste. I bought this from a "Euro-Mart" in the city of Riverview (south of Detroit). They featured a nice selection of eastern European beers.

I'd drink this one again. It was refreshing.

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Photo of beergeek279
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color was golden, with a slight foamy head. The smell was pale malt sweetness. The taste was the light malt sweetness with a very slight mellow hop to it. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, could have a couple.

As the Bros. say, when in Rome... Well, I was in a Polish restaurant/bar (hoping they'd have Okocim/Zywiec porter), so I decided to give this one a try. Not bad as far as it goes, and though it's not one I'd write home about, if someone gave me one, I'd have it again.

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