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Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #184
Ranked #30,473
2.99 | pDev: 18.06%
52 minutes ago
Aug 29, 2006
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3.07 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on 52 minutes ago
3.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on May 22, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 10/21/22"; drank 5/8/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Cracked wheat, some skunky funk & mild corn notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dry corn, skunky funk & cracked wheat flavors.

Crisp, but a bit off-putting.

May 09, 2022
Photo of MikeWard
3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

500ml can into a pint glass. Best by 1/28/22, so plenty fresh.

Decent look. Clear pale golden yellow body. Small white head shrinks to a thin ring, no lacing.

Faint sweet malty aroma.

On tasting, pretty lightweight, though can just about detect both a malt and hop presence.

Mouth between light and medium, finish quite dry with a bit of an aftertaste.

Overall, seems like a mid range euro pale lager. Not terrible, but not a whole lot going for it either

Oct 11, 2021
3.93 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 07, 2021
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2.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by swim from Canada (ON)

L: Transparent pale yellow, some bubbles and a thin foamy head.
S: Somewhat skunky grainy and a bit grassy, slightly yeasty and alcoholic
T: Pretty flat and boring, the taste is also very short lived. Mostly just weak grainy lagery hops with some weak doughy malt and a slight sweetness. It's not very corny or bitter which is good
S: Smooth, medium bodied and a bit frothy, little carbonation. a bit of a dry finish
O: Inoffensive but very boring dull taste and feel. There are better cheap beers out there, I would not buy it again.

Sep 07, 2021
4.2 by Darthmaul from Florida on Jun 26, 2021
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2.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, in Krakow. Golden colour, low head. Moderate sweetish aroma. Average pilsener flavour, not very exciting. But not bad either, probably better on tap.

Jun 24, 2021
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3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario 500ml at 5%.
poured a 1finger head into glass slow carbonation
taste is sweet malts with very littl bitterness its actually refreshing ice cold
but i can feel its the type of beer when it warms up the taste
will not be as good .
overall an ok lager beer

Jun 24, 2021
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2.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by elnachooo from Spain

Dorada, con un cordón de espuma de poca retención. Cuerpo ligero y baja carbonatación. Aroma a cereal. Es boca es ligeramente dulce con notas de miel.

Nov 28, 2020
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2.74/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by NordicHermit from Canada (ON)

Poured from a 500ml can in to a glass mug. Pour resulted in 2" of head that cleared within three minutes, with consistent & lingering beady strings of carbonation that remained throughout the drink. No lacing. Taste is grassy up front with a watery, refreshing finish. This is not at all offensive and is a good summer thirst quencher. Quite often, Polish beers (Tyskie / Zywiec) give me headaches and digestion issues next day, but Lech so far has not. This will remain one of my go-to low tier budget beers ($2 - $2.20 per can) and I'll happily enjoy this on a hot summer day while lounging in the pool.

Jun 28, 2020
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2.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by IceChuggington from Canada (AB)

Above average for a Polish beer, so that's not saying much. 69 Smirnoff Ices/138

Jun 19, 2020
2.42 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jun 08, 2020
3 by Dino1018 from New York on Dec 31, 2019
3.1 by misteil from Ireland on Aug 18, 2019
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1.64/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Typical clear pale gold. Some rising CO2 and a fat white big-bubble head that is swiftly receding.
S- I am surprised to get quite literally zero smell from this beer!
T- It's very bland, it has little flavour apart from some mild hopping into the finish. I occasionally taste a brief glimpse of something notably 'chemical'; but so transient it's not possible to really consider in depth.
F- It's highly carbonated in the mouth, over-carbonated to me, although the head has effectively totally gone by the time I've drunk say 1/3rd of it.
O- It's not a good beer, but apart from the brief glimpses of 'chemicals' and general blandness there isn't quite enough reason to pour this down the drain. I suspect it's designed and brewed to produce the lowest price end product. It doesn't even taste particularly beer-like. I certainly won't be buying this again.
BB: 09/02/2020. 500ml can bought for £1.99 from a convenience shop in London W2, simply on the basis that I knew I hadn't tried this beer before.

ps I've ended up overall giving a low rating. Pls note that to me a rating of 2.5/2.75 on any aspect = average to me. This beer rates notably lower simply because to me it's quality is clearly materially lower across all the 5 rating categories, unusually disappointing but just honestly how I found it.

Aug 01, 2019
3.02 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jun 26, 2019
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2.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Wow do these taste alike. (I'm doing a side-by-side right now of an SAB Miller Polish brew vs a Heineken Bulgarian and it is a stretch for me to say their is a difference.)

I wonder if someone really wanted to geek out and see if the average range of Euro Pale Lagers was tighter than, say, American Pale Lagers.

I can't bring myself to review this as probably all I need to do is copy another Euro Pale and stick it in.
Nor can I bring myself to reviewing the website of the brewer (which it shares with two other SAB brands.) It is what you expect and simply not worth my time. Fortunately, the beer was cheap.

May 28, 2019
2.45 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine on Apr 24, 2019
2.78 by L3ntoo from Illinois on Apr 21, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit grassy. Taste is sweet, malts, some grains, man that's sweet. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall it's not bad, but a little to sweet for my taste.

Feb 25, 2019
2.34 by Macamah from England on Feb 22, 2019
4.37 by jguzman718 from New York on Dec 19, 2018
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2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours clear straw yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is straw and cereal. Light bodied, high carbonation and sweet. Makes for an average pale lager.

Jul 17, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Golden filtered with very little carbonation, and 4 fingers of yellowish head.

Smells of drying hay, grass, Czech pilsner hops, and sweet malted grains.

Tastes of sweet malted grains, and drying hay, finishing with a hint of bitterness.

Medium, sappy body with little carbonation.

Got at LCBO in Scarborough, drinking in New Hamburg, ON, July 15th, 2018. For my Polish friend.

Jul 16, 2018
3.56 by HabaJohn from Illinois on Jul 15, 2018
2.26 by tottel from Netherlands on Jul 12, 2018
3.77 by Anacross from Oregon on Jun 13, 2018
3.5 by paulish from New York on May 24, 2018
3.25 by digitalflood from New York on Mar 31, 2018
2.76 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Jan 25, 2018
2.91 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jan 14, 2018
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2.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by staubot from Canada (MB)

Very pale yellow, too pale, with modest head which covers well after it settles
Slight skunked sulphur sent with some mild hops
Decent hops flavour and mild bitterness with almost hidden malts which are too subdued. Watery flavour throughout.
Too much carbonation in the feel
Not a unique enough taste (unless going with not god) and watered down version of a good Euro Lager. Falls into the category of, "Ill take the Mexican Beer instead please."

Nov 13, 2017
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1.97/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Ant777uk from England

Quite boring bottle design and very watery, light colour. However there is a good amount of foamy head, this may be my barman skills.

Very carbon dioxidey and hoppy aroma, seems fresh which hopefully it is as I am currently in Poland. Certainly inviting...

5% strength. Seriously boring, the makers of this beer probably live at home with their mummies still and have never travelled except maybe to England or Gdansk. Why is it not 5.2 or 5.474637? Obviously this is very manufactured as opposed to having any character like a human.

Flavour is ok ice cold, however warm it is really not good. I am not surprised they export lots of this to England, as this is possibly the most common can on the pavements of London, along with Tyskie.

Ice cold, the hoppiness works well with the maltiness, however the maltiness as it warms up becomes obviously very prominent and quite musky and weird tasting.

Still, it is very good value compared with most beers from other countries, however there are lots of beers in Poland which are better...this is mainly for exporting to London

Nov 01, 2017
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From Festival de las Naciones. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Cubway. Pretty standard east-europe lager. Refreshing, light, watery and dull, with just some malt and grass to give it a bit character but not much

Oct 08, 2017
3.08 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB) on Jul 20, 2017
2.15 by deonreds from New York on May 31, 2017
3 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on Jan 14, 2017
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