Brewed by Browary Lubelskie (Van Pur)
Style: Pilsener
Lublin, Poland


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The noble scent of hops and a characteristic, delicate bitterness along with amber colour and excellent clarity are the biggest advantages of Perla. Lubin hops from the finest growers, select natural ingredients, and a traditional brewing recipe combine to set the standard for the number one seller in the Lubin region. 12.2P
Jan 1/07

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Not one of my favourites here.Poured almost clear later grabbing hold of the bottom and giving it a faint hint of yellow. major brewer corn taste, minus the metal. I didnt get any charachteristics traits nor hops really. Maybe a bit bitter from the corn spheal. Id prefer Okocim.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Golden with a white head that fades to scum. Dusty, burnt malt aroma with rotting vegetables, herbal hops and coins. Adjuncts all over the place. Flavor is goofy... cardboard and wood over sweet cereal grains in mineral water with a lemon twist. Bittersweet to finish with some plastic notes. A chore to drink.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 7, 2005
500 ml bottle. Poured golden yellow with a thick white head. Head didnít last long. Light grain aroma with a touch of apples. Flavor is not too bad-mainly a European pilsener with light fruit and mild hops. Light corn finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Pale yellow gold, faintly hazy, moderate head. No real aroma, but a nice palate that has a noticable bitter hoppiness to it. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
(11.2 oz bottle: $1.41 at Hi Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Hmm, the nose on this beer doesnít exactly fill me with anticipation for tasting it. Honestly, this doesnít smell good at all; it smells like someone soaked their stinky, fungus-encrusted feet in a bad lager. The graininess isnít pleasant, and thereís no hops aroma. I got the glass to my nose, but thatís about as close to my mouth as I want this glass to get. But try it I must. Cheap grain, minimal sweetness, mild bitterness, ack, this tastes like an American macro. It most certainly doesnít taste hoppy. Slight cardboard in the finish. Body is light, but pleasantly carbonated, so itís not watery. Pale straw in color with perfect clarity, thus allowing the display of what I consider to be the perfect carbonation -- small, slowly rising bubbles evenly distributed throughout the body. Tall white head insisted that I empty this bottle in two pours, and itís held a thin layer for the entire session. Lacing is minimal, though. The fancy "smokestack" type bottle is pretty, as is the beer itself, but these donít make the beer taste better. I have to assume this beer is better in Poland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Bottle, Buffalo Brew Fest. Pale golden, sparse white head. Harsh gasoline like alcohol, sweet, grainy. Rough palate. The slightest hint of hops saves this beer but there isnít anything worth saving. A tough cookie to swallow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Had this one bottled. Typical boring pilsener appearance, golden yellow and bubbly, slightly musty odor, but BOY what a taste! Probably one of the best lagers Iíve ever had. Complex and delicious, notes of apple, pear and grape, with an excellently balanced hoppiness. I can certainly overlook the aroma and appearance for a great overall rating.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Aroma was of hop bitterness like most pils. Gold color body with not much of a head. Flavor was tasted like malty corn. I would rather ave a Miller Lite over this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bottle poured a cloudy orange with a sweet malty hops aroma. Flavor was sweet, corn, malt with a thin watery body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 I have to admit that I am kinda surprised by the average rating of this one. Perla is one of the best Polish lagers/pilseners. Wonderful hop smell and a nice looking head (although it goes off after a long while). The taste is very good, slightly fruity in the beginning but with a nice malt aftertaste. Feels very refreshing, I was surprised when I saw the 6% on the bottle. Iíve drunk few Polish beers that can stand next to this one. Strongly recommended.

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