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Lech Premium - Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-29-2006

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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 75
Reviews by trevorwideman:
Photo of trevorwideman
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours with a dense 3 inch head off a vigorous pour, recedes slowly and leaves a bit of patchy lacing. Medium-yellow, crystal clear brew pierced by just a few lazy bubbles. Aroma is low key with a bit of earthy mustiness, sweetgrass, and a hint of crackery malt.

Taste is fairly clean but a bit unexciting. Grassy hops, wet earth, crackery malty sweetness with just a hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium dry mouthfeel, medium body, and well executed carbonation. This a decent, inoffensive Euro Lager, not too sweet or cheap tasting, a good thirst-quencher.

More User Reviews:
Photo of CAC329
3.23/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was an average beer to me, nothing that stands out.

Photo of Jason
3.02/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.6/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of BrewMaven
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of sfprint
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

M: Watery

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!

Photo of tempest
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of paxkey
2.48/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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..

Photo of Beerosaurus-Rex
3.65/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nightwing
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Poured from can. Can’t really detect much of an aroma, maybe a bit floral. Pours clear and pale. The slightest hint of bitterness. Light and thin, with average carbonation. Overall, not that great, but still somewhat refreshing on a hot day.

Photo of redmagik99
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale yellow, pretty transparent, but with a decent head that disappeared soon after. Smelled like an indescript lager but with added stale sweetness. Sweetness becomes much more apparent in the taste, overcoming any corny adjuncts or sharp edges. Slight hop bitterness - not much to speak of. moderate carbonation. fairly watery, making for weaker characteristics but higher drinkability. Almost like a light bock, if I may be so bold. The only english words on the can are "premium" and "party," so I didn't really know what to expect. However, this beer significantly surpasses the standard american shitty macro lager in taste and drinkability. So drink on, lager loving party people.

Photo of Amalak
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a bottle. Light gold in color, slightly bubbly, thick head that dissipates quickly with no lace. Pilsner esque scent to it, but a little sour.

It's just a weak beer. It is too sour, kind of like a Pilsner gone kind of wrong. There isn't anything that stands out and it leaves a bad aftertaste. Not a fan.

Photo of metter98
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Very faint aromas of sweet bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has somewhat stronger flavors of bready malts along with slight bits of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels rather light-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some pleasant flavors of bready malts, but it seems a little bland and like it could use some more in the way of hops.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was purchased in a Pakistani owned supermarket in Telford, Shropshire, England.

So many Polish workers in the area, their beers are appearing all over, I shall have great fun finding and reviewing them!

Large green bottle (500ml) with oval green label, stating it is brewed with natural ingredients (in English). No mention the brewery is owned by a South African Global Brewer.

I tried it in a blind tasting with Glosch, Miller Genuine Draft and Warsteiner Premium Verum (Pilsner). It came second behind the Warsteiner.

Darkest of the four beers, it was deep blonde in colour with a good clear, clean head, which stayed for a long time, clinging on to the side of the pint sleeved glass until the end.

It smelt of lager/pilsner, so no great shakes there.

The taste however was fine, more body that your normal pilsner, with a hoppy, dry aftertaste which lingered awhile.

Overall a good feel about it, I am not a big Pilsner/lager drinker, but this did enough to please me and I will be drinking it again, not regular, but if it is hot, I am thirsty and it is cold in my fridge.

Photo of MTNboy
3.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a clean clear hay colored body average lace and head

Smell: It smells plain and full of grains.

Taste: Crisp, malt filled, adjunct grassy taste.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: It is average on levels but it is also refreshing.

Photo of thommo_nk
3.47/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good session lager, had this on draft in Poland, and glad it is available in the UK now. One of the better mass produced lagers that is widely available.

Photo of spinrsx
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - The beer pours a clear pale straw yellow colour with a large soapy white head. There is a low to average amount of carbonation showing, and there is some faint lacing. The head stuck around for several minutes before it was gone.

Smell - corn syrup, breads/grains, yeast, malts, light hops, and a grassiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation on the tongue, the beer comes across as slightly watery. It has a fresh grassy/bready flavour mixed with an almond sweetness and light hops. It actually kind of reminds me of a rice beer such as Tsing Tao. It finishes with a slight bitterness and it is very crisp and refreshing.

Drink - A nice light lager, good for the summer months. An average beer that I might seek out again if the weather is right.

Photo of hoser
2.24/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had big notes of fusel alcohol that one would expect to have in a malt liquor, big notes of corn on the palate and in the nose. One could do better by visiting or revisiting other Polish beers and I thought a better name for this beer would be Belch !

Photo of Douberd
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can of 500 ml.
Colour is golden yellow, with a two finger head, good retention and average amount of bubbles.
Aroma of malts and grass.
Taste is bitter with a very slight corn flavour, other than that great.
Medium thickness on the body, a bit dry, medium carbonation.
Overall an above the average pils, very pleasant and with high drinkability.

Photo of daliandragon
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my favorite beers when I lived in Poland, usually in a can or a bottle, but occasionally on tap. I think this beer is named after a national folk hero or something but I might be misremembering it.

Pours a basic pale, almost ginger ale color with a foamy white head and carbonation to spare. The nose is grainy but without much character or complexity. The taste is crisp and reasonably clean and refreshing but again, not terribly dense or inquisitive.

This this is basic Polish lager, which is what everyone drinks when they're not drinking vodka.

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, best by 10.22.08:

Pours straw golden with a white head that descends to a thin cover.

The smell is of sweet grain, lime, pretty clean (though there is a hint of "Euro-skunk".

The taste is grainy, limey, some bitterish balance. A touch of "Euro-skunk". Crisp finish.

It has the expected light-body, though not overly watery or fizzy.

Nothing particularly special, but better than the average EPL, in my opinion. At only a buck and small change for the 500 ml bottle, it's not a bad "lawn-mower" beer.

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