Monday, May 16, 2011

Van Pur Company's Lomza Lager

Browar Lomza is Poland's fourth largest brewery, also known as the "plastic medal", not that I have anything against plastic. They have been bought and sold a few times in the past decade but initially were founded in 1968 in Lomza, Poland. They currently have three domestic beers and an export. This beer has advertised that it won the bronze medal in the...ya know what? Who cares? No one in the Olympics even brags they got the bronze, sorry Nelson Carmichael. Also, there's something called the "Beverage Testing Institute" (sending my resume) and it recommends it. Now I may be a sucker for advertising and doing what I'm told, but I'll try almost anything any institute recommends as long as it doesn't interfere with my heterosexual orientation. This particular beer is marketed as "Wyborowe", or roughly translated, "Elite". I'm not sure what more elite; the fact this baby has an ABV of 6.0% and I can't tell or the fact it only cost $3 for 500mL.

The beer itself has an odd flavor for a lager. Other Polish lagers include Zyweic, Lazer Jack, Hevelius, and Okocim; there's a few more covered in the blog but you can go look at that yourself. It's got a bit of a smokey taste to it with a hint of floral hops; all good by the way. It has a surprisingly crisp, light taste to it so you could feasibly take down half a dozen of these puppies down with little to no effort and you'll be slurring your words so bad people will mistake you for a common degenerate. So congratulations in advance. A light smell too, not too overbearing.

At 6.0% ABV and 3 bones for half a liter, that's pretty economical. It definitely goes down easy and tastes a little better than other Polish lagers. Plus it's got a guy in a dress with a feather in his hat on the label getting booze from some hot chick which is pretty awesome.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste : 6/10
Value: 7/10
Curb Appeal: 8/10

Overall: 7.0/10

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