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E B Natural Premium Quality Beer - Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
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Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-08-2003

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 31
Photo of AdrianRP
4.2/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Boy was I surprised by how others reviewed this beer! As usual my recent, good experience with this brew was completely unexpected. What I mean is that I picked this up by chance, and was pleasantly surprised by its quality. Most other Polish beers I have tried in the past I didn't like as I feel beers with high ABV contents over 6%< are just to strong to be beer! If I wanted a glass of *hoppy* wine I'd ask for it!

Not to much into wine..

First of all I purchased a 4 pack of 16.9 ounce cans for a mere $4.55..and if you do the math, the cost per ounce is CHEAPER then your typical U.S.domestic swill.

Value you me is important, especially in today's economy. I am beginning to only buy my beer in these large cans as not only does it represent good value, but it completely removes the chance of light damage. Every beer I have had this way has been exceedingly fresh tasting. In addition, I get to properly drink beer out of a 20 oz. imperial pint glass.

This beer is extremely crisp and fresh tasting. Yes, it's another example of a Euro-style lager, but it's unique. The flavor isn't overwhelming, but it's also not overpowering either. Very well balanced with an exceptionally clean, yet flavorful aftertaste.

This is just a good quality lager style brew that doesn't try hard to do anything but just taste like GOOD *beer*, and with it's 5.1% ABV, allows you to drink more then just a couple enjoying its flavor without getting hammered!

Photo of crossovert
3.17/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle, just past it's due date, should be ok.

Pours into my Stawski mug a honey-golden color with a big bright white head, slightly soapy looking, which quickly recedes with not much lacing.

It has a distinct smell, with a big hit of pale malts that are lightly sweet and some herbal, medicinal hops as well.

The taste is decently sweet with a mild bitter hop bite. It is pretty standard.

The mouthfeel is a bit off, that could be due to the age.

Overall it is a run of the mill Polish pale lager, not bad but not amazing.

Photo of KTCamm
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The pour is a golden yellow with miniml amount of white foam.

Smell is light malt with hints of grain/cereal.

Taste is clean, crisp, with a light corn taste. A touch watery. God/average carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Very drinkable tough - not the best taste, but still enjoyable.

Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BBD: 3.17.2010

Brilliant gold, a finger of standard foam results from a good pour. It fades too quickly, leaving the orange glinting liquid to look more like cider than beer. No lace.

Beery aroma, husky grains with an initial skunk that blew off quickly. Vague malty sweetness and crisp, dry finish. A little paper and apple bite. This is a session beer of course, and it's very snappy and dry as a euro pils should be. "Rich and full taste" on the label is a bit of a stretch, but it's decent.

Light but crisp carbonation, very light and refreshing, just not big on flavor. Simple and straightforward, clean with no off flavors. This would make a decent backyard bbq party beer, but it's nothing too exciting.

It appears there's a duplicate listing for this beer, as they were bought out by Zywiec/Heineken at some point. My bottle is identical to the one pictured, it just says "product of Grupa Zywiec" on the back label.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Classic amber with crystalline clarity and several streams of lazily rising bubbles. The better than acceptable looking crown is dingy ivory in color and is no slouch when it comes to the laying down of lace. I've seen better... and worse.

The nose is par for the Euro pale lager course. Actually, it's cleaner than most, with almost none of the nastiness that beer of this style usually delivers. Untoasted cereal grains are complemented by a modest amount of grassy hoppiness. A little citrusiness would have been good.

There are no surprises on the taste buds. EB tastes like hundreds of other pale lagers from Europe. It's still better and more drinkable than the most popular beer in this country, but then what isn't?

Barley malt adds very little of substance. Hops add grassy flavor and a bit more bitterness than is typical. Unfortunately, it all adds up to by-the-numbers pale lager that is instantly forgettable. A finish that leans toward crisp keeps the beer drinkable and means that it should pair decently well with food. Solo, it doesn't hold up.

The body/mouthfeel stays well away from watery and deserves an above average score as a result. Carbonation is on the sparkly side, which helps add mouth interest to a flavor profile that's deficient in that department.

EB Natural Premium Quality Beer is of roughly the same quality as Hevelius Classic, which is the only other beer that I've had from this brewery. It might be the best thing since sliced bread in Poland, but it isn't worth your time or your money given what else is available in this country.

Photo of weylinfidler
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden but a bit darker than Bud. Not much head

S: Smells a bit bready but it is inviting

T: again like the smell, a bit of bread, a bit nutty. Not a half bad change of pace from American macro lager.

M: Crisp and clean. a bit of a thick feeling when all said and done that is not felt at the start.

D: This has a odd after taste that when I Finnish of the big bottle I want a change of pace. Something to try but maybe not a full time drink.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Adam K at my work for hooking me up with his hometown beer.

Pours a good clear straw yello hue. Very little head to no head right after the pour and two small columns of bubbles rising to the top of the brew. The hops give off notes of damp grass mixed with corny malts and adjuncts and mabe a little homemade white bread. The start of the flavor profile is old grass amidst a small basebal field. Hints of earth and maybe some cornbread. The finish is a lingering adjunct bitterness. Palate is a thn bready malt with some earthy hops. Could maybe have three in one evening before I start looking for something else.

Photo of riversider76
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color. Nice white head with decent retention,and a good lace. Lots of bubbles.Smell is of malt, and a hint of honey. Body is thin, and carbonated. Taste is sweet,with a hint of hops throughout. Looks better than it tastes.Worth a try, but not great.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a medium head that disappeared a tad too quickly. Aroma of malt with some very subtle sweet floral notes. Taste is quite bland with some average sweet malt and no hops that are easily distinguishable. I can’t believe that this is a pilsner – I would never had guess from drinking this below average beer.

Photo of jwc215
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours transparent yellow with a foamy white head that after a short while becomes barely a few bubbles - hardly even a lace.
Nothing offensive in the smell. Faint, but clean. Some malty character in the nose.
The taste is very average for a euro-lager. Typical euro-lager - nothing powerful or outstanding. Some hop taste. A bit on the sweet side.
The mouthfeel clean and refreshing, but nothing beyond that.
It is drinkable - even refreshing, but nothing that makes me want to have more except maybe as a refreshing drink on a hot day, but there are so many other beers that would do the same with more character and flavor.
Something in its defense is that I have had this on a few occasions and have never run across one that had any of the skunkiness of many other macro euro-lagers. And, at least it is in a brown bottle.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A boring export lager. Pours out to a light golden color with a head of cotton like white foam. Aromas of hay and grass. Taste was uneventful; light malts, dirt, grain, watery hops. Mouthfeel was a step above carbonated water. Not much going on, and it shows. Drinkability is fair. This isn't anything worth seeking out, but if you're a fan of the style, it may be your ticket.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold with a white patchy head and great lace trails. The aroma is malty with a firm biscuity character, herbal hops are quite noticeable as well. The taste is hoppier then I expected. I find the Polish lagers Ive tried underwhelming, especially in the hop department. This beer is different, there plenty of perfumey hop aroma and brassy bitterness. Malt flavors are firm and grainy, very nice. The mouthfeel is full and prickled with copious carbonation. The finish is long and surprisingly bitter.

This is no hop bomb. Its not even as hoppy as a decent German Pils. That being said, its got actual hop flavor, and good hop flavor. Its a stellar Euro Lager for this reason alone.

Photo of funkengruven
4.12/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a expiry date of May, 06

Looks like a pretty standard lager, a bright yellow with some evident lacing. Smell is very organic, fresh and natural, Pretty nice. Taste is clean with evidence of an adjunct, for some reason I think it's oats but i could be wrong. It's pretty smooth going down and pretty easy to drink. This is a nice beer, worth having again.

Photo of marcobrau
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's Polish beer night and EB is first up. A very pale lager (pils?) that pours with fluffy white head that quickly diminshes to some soapy-looking bubbles. The aroma is of cereal grains with a dash of spicy, herbal hops. This is a very light-bodied beer with a fairly crisp maltiness up front which fades quickly and turns lightly bitter metallic finish. A crisp, light lager, that is refreshing enough and quite cheap.

Photo of Suds
3.11/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I’ve found that most Polish lagers have a decidedly sweet, dough-like quality. This one stick solidly with that pattern. Smells very much like an everyday euro-lager…hops, grassiness, a little malt, a touch of sulfur. It’s clear and golden with a good, attractive white head. The taste is bready and sweet in the front, with a good dose of bittering hops in the hind-taste for balance. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s drinkable and certainly fits the mold.

Photo of RoyalT
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a clear, light orangish-yellow in color with a nice medium head that showed good retention and left a film on top of the liquid.

Smell – The malt and sweetness is about even here. The grain is a bit rough around the edges but not offensive. The sweets are fruity as opposed to sugary.

Taste – The sweetness picks things up at the taste. The grain is in the background here. I don’t particularly care for that balance but it works in this case.

Mouthfeel – This one is damn near medium-bodied with some moderate carbonation.

Drinkability – I generally have low expectations for the style. Having said that, this one wasn’t bad and definitely one that I would buy again.

Photo of pootz
3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2nd of the 10 LCBO east block euro Pilsners. This one is spectacularly clear..light gold-yellow nice rocky white cap that lasts for a while then has moderate lacing. Delicate, mild nose light wisps of sweet malt over herbal hops. "Mild" is all I can find to discribe this beer. It has all the elements of a good Bohemian pils but it is very mild ...not necessarily watery ...just mild. Nice light malts, light hops...pleasant to drink but nothing stands out. This is what Labatt’s "blue" would taste like if it was an all malt commercial pilsner

Photo of Beastdog75
2.38/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The flagship beer of Elbrewery (better known as EB) was rather unimpressive to my tastebuds. This brew seemed just like the other dime-a-dozen cookie cutter European lagers.

EB poured a bright yellow color with a thin foam head that disappears rather quickly. As soon as I opened the bottle, skunk hit the air. There was some graininess and huskiness present underneath the skunky aroma. The mouthfeel was of the standard thin-and-fizzy variety for macros. The flavor was somewhat harsh and grainy, with some corn notes showing up. A citric hoppiness shows up, but the brew seems a bit unpleasantly dry and bitter. The skunk does affect the flavor as well, making the overall tasting experience none too pleasant. Some dryness, bitterness, and graininess linger on in the aftertaste and the brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

This was similar to Heineken (even without the green bottle). Nothing in this brew is alluring enough for me to give it another try.

Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a white one-fingered head that faded quickly leaving little lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and light bodied. Starts with hints of hops and malt, finishes with some bitterness. Good summer beer. $2.10 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

Photo of slitherySOB
1.7/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I do not like this beer. It isn't awful, like some beers I've had, it is just dull. Boring. Not worth the energy to lift the glass up and drink it. E.B. pours a yellow so pale, in some light it seems clear like water. No head to speak of. Just a pathetic mix of bubbles circling a pale beer. Very little carbonation. Is it flat? No, doesn't taste flat. It's just not carbonated. Weak smell. Only scent I detected was soggy, white bread. Not much better taste either. Sort of a watered down macro taste. No malt taste, no bitterness, odd aftertaste. Kind of grassy, like mowing the back lawn taste. Uncarbonated mouthfeel(their is a surprise) felt thin and watery. Not very drinkable. I'm surprised the ABV is above five. I would have guessed it at 4.0, or less.

Photo of marcellaproust
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden yellow with a thick, coarse head that ebbs to a cloudy film. Smells floral and hoppy. Taste is clean and crisp, I'd say hops balanced by yeastiness and ends with some bitterness. Bit of white bread dough somewhere in there. Carbonation perfect. A good session beer.

Photo of Skidz
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a sickly pale yellow and sits a light yellow in the glass. With a forceable pour, a small white head is achieved, but quickly dissapears.

Smells of malts with an overall bready/yeasty aroma that blends with a sharp, grassy tone.

Tastes sweet and bready, which I suppose is to be expected. Saltine-like aftertaste and moderately bitter. Not too bad.

Light in body, though quite smooth, this is a decent beer. The carbonation is a bit much for my tastes, but it's not overpowering. It's easy to drink, but the taste isn't all there.

Photo of WesWes
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is decent. It boasts of pale malts and lager yeast. The taste is average. It is light and watery. It is slightly bitter and skunky on the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer isn't any special. If your a fan of lagers you might enjoy drinking this, but I don't so it's one and done for me.

Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one of the more pale beers I've come across in a while. Clear ginger ale yellow with a moderate, foamy white head that settles quickly to a film. Small measure of lace to start.

Flowery grassy hop nose, pretty big as it comes out of the bottle, but also settles quite quickly to something more gentle.

Rather sweet, kind of a surprise. Gentle carbonation, mildly bitter finish. Comes across pretty light overall.

Passable, not particularly impressive in any way.

And there's gotta be a story behind the kangaroo and ostrich on a bottle of Polish beer . . .

Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a strange one. A dark golden colour with a small, white head. Aromas were of heavy caramel malts, and brown sugar. Very bock-like. This is a pils? The taste was quite sweet, sugary, and malty...where are the hops? The finish was ever-lasting and nice and the mouthfeel was decent as well. This was a pretty kick ass beer, but what is it trying to be? Perhaps I got a bad bottle...but this was not a pils my friend...

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E B Natural Premium Quality Beer from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.