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Lech Premium - Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-29-2006)
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Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was served at an outdoor bar near old town, Warsaw. Had a big white fine, foamy head with lots of lace. Color was a bright, clear polished brass. Aroma was a common beery, very fresh, clean and balanced 'tween malt and hops. Flavor's exactly the same. Body was decent and so was carbonation. Not a lot of flavor; nothing offends. It's ok and that's about it. Finish is very short, bittersweet leaning towards sweet. Could be a session beer because it's so easy.

drpimento, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of canucklehead
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like most Polish lagers this is a clean and well finished beer but with mot much in the way of complexity. Since it is in a can there is no skunk so the lightness of the beer tastes fresh. Nothing really wrong with this beer but no memorable at all so I probably will go with a Grolsch or a Wernesgruner next time.

canucklehead, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of jaxon53
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jaxon53, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -1%

malfunxion, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

oldp0rt, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of kwjd
2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours as close you can get to clear, with a yellow'ish tinge. White head that dissipates with some lacing. Smells of cooked vegetables, with some very mild grassy aroma. Flavour is almost non-existent, but a some small off flavours in there. Not completely bad either, since the flavour is quite faint. Huge carbonation makes this a bit harder to drink. Would be ok on a really hot day, but not in the winter. Took a chance on buying this, not impressed.

kwjd, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev -1%

hoppymcgee, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

KTCamm, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

krome, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Amalak
2.9/5  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.

Amalak, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of justintcoons
2.79/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

11.2 oz green screw-top bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale straw with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Cracker and Pilsner malt.

Taste
Cracker, corny adjuncts, and hints of Pilsner malt. Perhaps a touch of butter.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, and clean.

Overall
A truly boring beer.

justintcoons, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of pootz
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

reviewed this beer over a year ago woner why the posting did not take??

1/2 liter can.

Pour puts a golden bright lager in the flute...decent 2 finger white frothy cap, fair retention, good lacing. Well carbonated. Aroma of herbal-citrus bouquet under bready malts ( very decent aroma). Medium bodied, soft mineral mouth feel...meaty pale malt backbone.

Starts a tad sharp from the carbonation ( too sparkling/spritzy) but once past that you can chew into the bready Moravian malts...then the balance from both saaz and Lublin hopping comes in and you get a nice bread and lemon decernment under a more creamy mouth feel. Finishes crisp and clean with the bittering dropping right off to leave a light bready-biscuity taste and virtually no sweetness. The 5.2 ABV makes this a very drinkable and satisfying beer.

This is an above average Polish lager and I am surprised I like it as well, if not more so, than Okocim Zagloba.

pootz, May 27, 2007
Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -1%

jgunther71, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of UnionMade
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle lovingly brought back from Krosno, Poland by my Mom. Thanks Mom!
Crystal clear pale gold. A large bubble floats up now and then. Initially, the head was puffy and white, settling down into a thin collar after a couple sips. Soapy, saazy hop aroma. Some grassy notes, and crispy, crackly pils malt. The flavor is much like any continental lager, with perhaps a more pronounced floral fruitiness. A trace of apple and freshly mown grass, sitting atop crisply grainy pils malt. Lagery smooth, moving quickly into a moderately hopped, floral and soapy finish. Feels softer, less dry than your average euro lager, maybe more in the bohemian style. Still has that nice snap-off in the finish. An easy drinker after a long day.

UnionMade, Oct 12, 2006
Photo of daliandragon
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

daliandragon, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +32%

LJWalker, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3/5  rDev -1%

samEBC, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

MTNboy, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of Brabander
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this beer in a can from my brother in law. Today was a nice day in Holland and the sun made me decide to taste this one. Poured in a dutch beerglass the beer looks OK. Very little carbonation and a nice white head.

Soft taste with some citrus and a bit of caramel.

It is a good lager beer if you are thirsty, no more and no less. Balanced mouthfeel and dito drinkability.

Brabander, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, straw yellow colour with a white head that is the size of a thumb and foamy in texture before settling to a soapy lacing after about thirty seconds then disappearing completely.

Mild on the nose with a hint of corn and some vegetable adjunct, there is also a slight bit of grain and some skunky aromas right at the end.

Lager hops to begin with and a little bit of sweetness that is coupled with some grain and a hint of skunk. I can also detect a hint of perfume which was a surprise to me, along with some floral notes.

Light but not watery on the palate and it brings a nice tang with it. It is a well carbonated beer without being too gassy.

An average pale lager that was drinkable but isn't one I'm likely to go back to any time soon, the taste was okay but had to many things going on and wasn't well enough balanced for my liking.

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flyingpig, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of thehyperduck
2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 mL can from the LCBO; best before March 2012.

Pours a clear, pale golden straw colour. A generous three-finger puffy white head erupts at first, but it dissolves so quickly that by two minutes into the session there is only a soapy cap remaining on the surface. Modest lacing left on the sides of the glass. Pretty generic aroma, lots of grass, maybe a bit floral with some vaguely sweetish malts.

Very little flavour, good or bad. Diluted grainy malts, with equally diluted sweet adjunct notes. No real hop presence, maybe a bit of hay toward the finish. Clean tasting, but hopelessly bland even for the style. Thin-bodied and super watery. High carbonation at least gives it a good bite.

I can drink this fine, but I can't see myself doing it again in the future unless it was being offered. Easily the weakest and wateriest pale Polish lager I've yet tried. Granted, that is a list of only 4 or 5 beers, but I'd still take a Zubr or even a Tyskie over this if given the choice.

[Updated Dec. 13 2013]

I picked up another can of this (for the first time since my initial review) and compared it with a few other well-known Polish lagers - Zywiec, Lezajsk and Zubr. This is one of the weaker brews in that quartet, reminding me very strongly of a domestic macro... bland and sweet, with almost no hop presence to temper the sweetness. Not only that, but it's a very corny, dextrose-like sweetness that I find increasingly off-putting as I make my way through the glass. This one has no real strong points, and a whole lot of weak ones - I could drink another can, but have no plans to do so voluntarily.

Final Grade: 2.70, an unimpressive C-.

thehyperduck, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of ATPete
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle ?

A- Transparent yellow color, big, kind of sticky white head, lots of fast rising carbonation.

S- Corny and shallow, good old macro malty nose

T- Subtle malt character balanced by a weak hop flavor, bright with carbonation, subtle blasts of citrus fruits come through on the finish.

M- not much to this beer really, very light, boarder line refreshing. No off flavors which (IMO) is rare in an average euro-lager in a green bottle.

D- Very drinkable.

ATPete, Aug 30, 2008
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