Lech Premium - Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
2.9/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured a 500-ml can into a beer stein.
Appearance - golden-straw yellow with a 1/2-inch head that reduced to moderate surface bubbles. Zero lacing. Quite carbonated.
Smell - smells of the can. Hoppiness is present along with thin corn aromas. Slight cooked vegetable scents below.
Taste - starts slowly despite the carbonation. What emerges is a corn-adjunct flavour with some inoffensive, but uninteresting bitters. Basically finishes dry without too much depth or aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - active but lacking in character. Has the feel of a fizzy drink with beer flavours included.
Drinkability - Totally middle of the road. I'm not spitting it out, I'll enjoy the rest of the pint. If offered another, I might accept. But I might also go for the many other better options for this style.
03-29-2009 20:47:40 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
3.03/5 rDev 0%
500 mL can, purchased from the local LCBO in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Snap crackle from the white head is a clear sign that the head retention struggles to even keep its lacing after a while. Clear golden straw color. Very light aroma of refined honey and dried hay from the malt. Clean palate from the most part other than a bit of corn-like DMS and grassy graininess. Mild hop bitterness rubs up against the grain but does not want to mesh flavors at all. Mildly astringent in the dry finish.
Typical blah Euro Lager ... no horrible but nothing I'd go back to again.
05-21-2008 02:25:59 | More by Jason
2.65/5 rDev -12.5%
Poured into a pilsner glass. Pale golden colour, about a half inch head that dissolved entirely within about 40 seconds. No head or lacing whatsoever.
I could hardly detect a nose - light hops and malts, that's about it. Smells like a Euro lager.
The taste was very bland, with a touch of hops near the finish, but otherwords very ordinary pale lager flavor. Inoffensive, but incredibly boring. Tough to finish knowing I had other stuff in the fridge.
Mouthfeel is thin, spritzy carbonation.
Won't get this one again. There are much better beers of the style for that price.
03-08-2010 02:51:47 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.53/5 rDev +16.5%
This beer got my attention at my work, Wines Unlimited of Stratford, CT. We have a pretty good beer selection, especially of Eastern European Beers. This one, Lech seemed curious to me, being a Polish beer, it aroused my curiosity, because I have had some decent Polish beers the last few weeks. This beer is amazingly drinkable, but lacks a nice head, and lacing. The head is a egg foam like appearance which is nothing to scream about. The beer is colored with a pale golden hue with transparent waterline edges. Also, while it maybe very versatile, it tastes of a watered down lager, similar to a crappy Pilsner, (not that I hate Pilsners of course) but a little better. However, it still sells very well in our store, for probably two reasons, one being that it is a Polish Beer, and that our Polish clientele will naturally go for it, and two being that most Americans prefer light lagers, or Pilsners anyway, so when they experiment on a unknown beer they obviously get something they think they would like. Overall, this beer was ok, not great, very drinkable, and makes a good addition to any beer selection.
01-07-2010 08:41:16 | More by StevenBilodeau
3.25/5 rDev +7.3%
500ml can. Seems like there's two different Lech breweries. Ah well.
This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of bubbly, very loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of sudsy distant landform lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.
It smells of mildly grainy pale malt, watery aged lemon, and musky, somewhat dead grassy hops - typically inoffensive Euro-lager, especially one protected by the can. The taste is more of the same, though the lightly skunky hops seem more front and center (Saaz' retarded cousin?), and the malt getting a sort of stale sweet white breadiness thing going on. Ever so soft alcohol warming.
The carbonation is sprightly, with a fine-honed edge, the body a decent medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, the lingering hops not pungent enough to cause any real damage. It finishes off-dry, the graininess of the pale malt contending easily enough with those upstart bland hop notes.
Another 'Premium' beer, that offers nothing of the sort. At least this one is actually OK, I could see downing multiple cans of it, were I in the company of Polish friends at a summer 'cue. Otherwise, just an average Euro-lager, and all that implies, trope-wise, vis-a-vis their Yankee counterparts.
06-05-2013 23:55:35 | More by biboergosum
3.03/5 rDev 0%
Let's cut to the chase here...This is a Polish version of a "lawnmower" beer.
Clear pale gold with a nice frothy white hat..dropped quickly leaving a ring and splotchy lace..Fairly mild carbonation.
Smell is just a hint of mild grain.
Taste follows suit...mildly sweet with maybe a hint of corn. maybe a slight hint of hops in the middle and near the finish. A very clean drinking beer.
I had worries about a green bottled beer from a cooler case but this had no signs of skunk at all and, for what it is, was a totally enjoyable beer..very good for the hot weather now.
08-01-2012 17:59:52 | More by BrewMaven
2.68/5 rDev -11.6%
A: on the light brown side of gold.
S: Weak smell of malt.
T: Ok when cold, but as it gets slightly warmer, it becomes hoppier and more sour/bitter.
D. Light enough to drink several but only when kept very chilled. Taste drastically changes for the worse as it starts to warm. Drink fast!
05-01-2010 01:33:30 | More by sfprint
3/5 rDev -1%
Thanks to a friend for bringing this can back. Fresh, like this, it's a decent Euro lager. Clean and well-made, but nothing special in character. It's more simple proof the brewers are technically adept than anything else. It's slightly sweet and smooth, and completely unremarkable.
07-11-2009 20:01:48 | More by tempest
3.75/5 rDev +23.8%
Slightly larger bottle poured into pint glass.
Pours clear golden yellow with fast white foam that vanishes almost immediately.
Clean pils smell - hints of corn but never as offensive as an American bland pils. Little bit of sweetness in there.
Clean, light watery, taste with faint hops. Strangely flavorful and light. Goes down super smooth. Unremarkable, but tasty in an easy going kind of way.
Very good drinkability. I'd seek this one out again.
01-30-2010 15:26:20 | More by KTCamm
2.15/5 rDev -29%
A: Poured a crystal clear macro-gold with a thin sudsy off white head that quickly dissipated to a bare surface. Visible carbonation was extremely soft, almost non-detect.
S: some corn and fresh green vegetables.
T: starts out with some semi-sweet corn and buttery green vegetables which is followed by and balanced by a dry grassy hopping. There is some lemon peels towards the finish which is quick off the tongue. Overall not impressed with the flavor and one that comes off like stale, boring and bland.
M: light, watery with a sour hopping and some dry grassiness. Carbonation is flat.
D: Drinkability is not very, a typical euro-pale that underachieves and leaves much to be desired. Don't bother.
07-08-2008 23:32:55 | More by beerthulhu
2.48/5 rDev -18.2%
very pale yellow with giant white head. poured in a nonic.
sweet grassy hay. some sulphur. artificial sweet corn chalk malt.
very clean drinking. no taste when in the mouth. aftertaste is like aroma. corn sweet.
very very light carbonation. unusually light. drinks like sweet juice with a bit of a kick.
just dont like the corn taste and the shitty malts they use..
05-06-2011 00:54:11 | More by paxkey
3.66/5 rDev +20.8%
Pours with a lot of vigor, oversize fluffy white head but a bit under carbonated as far as the liquid goes. Clear golden yellow color, no haze
Tastes clean but with personality. A lot of people say it is basic Euro-Lager but as someone who prefers that style, this is an outstanding beer for me.
There is a sweetness at first and a spicy bridge that leads to a somewhat lingering hop taste. While the hop lingers so does the sweetness which is a bit of a turn off for a session beer
I prefer a bit dryer beer but for anyone looking for a good crisp Euro lager that might turn their wife on to beer, this could be it
07-25-2013 19:49:26 | More by Beerosaurus-Rex
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