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Brewed by:
Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)
Poland
kp.pl

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BlackHaddock on 08-29-2006

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79
Ratings:
195
Avg:
2.97
pDev:
27.95%
 
 
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Photo of gandres
2.59/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 500 mL to wine glass
Appearance: Amber clear, medium off white foam that disappears slowly, lacing
Aroma: scent of malt not a lot
Taste:low bitterness, not a lot of taste, watery, abrupt finish
Palate: lively carbonation, good long finish, tart follow through
Overall: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for
Drank: 8/22/2016 11:00 PM

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Photo of stevoj
2.59/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A little bit heftier than your average pale lager, with some more robust hops in the flavor too.Color is a little darker golden and carbonation is fairly active. A notch above your mass market lagers, but not by much.

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Photo of Dentist666
2.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

0.33l bottle. Poured into lager glass. 2-finger white head, some laces. Bland and meaningless macrocrap. Grainy smell, watery taste, sense of being deceived. Don't even try this godless nectar.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Look ; pours like a typical euro Pils /lager, golden and clear, light carbonation
Smell ; no distinct Smell, nothing bad nothing good.
Taste and feel ; watery, fresh crisp light easy to drink, chemically aftertaste, not the most plesent drink, reminds me of fosters or carlsberg cheap overproduced stuff

Overall easy simple to drink lager, not that nice though, not getting this one again. No flavour

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From an imported can, quite a watery looking appearance, with a good head. Fresh hoppy smell from the can is nice, though underlying aroma of the beer is not the best.

This is a beer that I am happy to buy, as it is light and good value, and they sell it everywhere in London. It is crisp and refreshing, though taste is nothing special, however pleasant enough and one of the best easy to drink Polish beers, and without doubt the most common empty can that I see around the streets of London..! I prefer Zywiec though...

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Photo of BranfordBound
2.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had this one out of a green .3L bottle into a glass while I was in Poland. It is pronounced more like "leck" but with a guttural ending like the ending in loch (loch ness monster), don't pronounce it "letch". I was told this is one of the more popular lagers here although Tyskie, Zywiec, and Okocim seem to have more of the market share. Pours a bright yellow color, clear as glass. Bubbly head forms and fades in a few seconds. Smells of some sweet grain and water. Taste is pretty clean, a little on the sweet side. Nothing really to write home about. When warm it has an odd aftertaste that isn't as pleasant, a bit of skunk from the green bottle. Tastes a bit like old Heinekin. Overall a mediocre beer, I would definitely take Zywiec over this one, although that is like saying you'd drink a Budweiser over Bud Light.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lech Premium has a thick, white, spongy head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance. Lacing is heavy. The aroma is of light grains and a touch of grass. Taste is of mild, sweet grains and grassy, low-level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lech Premium finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%

A – Light golden colour with lots of CO2 activity in the glass. Two finger head of light foam that dies quickly and leaves little lacing.

S – A lot of malt aroma with a slight vinegar chip smell.

T – A lot of heavy malt flavour with some bitter hop bite but generally this is pretty straight forward and not very interesting.

MF – Medium body with astringent and metallic elements and a cloying finish.

O – Drinkable but not very exciting

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Photo of Nightwing
2/5  rDev -32.7%

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.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.02/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can: a standard macro-esque 500mL big green can.

Aroma: pours a fairly flat amber yellow with light but steady carbonation. A one-finger white head with patchy, sporadic lacing. Looks... flaccid.

Appearance: pours a fairly flat amber yellow with light but steady carbonation. A one-finger white head with patchy, sporadic lacing. Looks... flaccid.

Taste: smells of a fairly typical massively macro Euro lager - musky malts and some light grains and hops. Okay.

Aftertaste: follows the nose - I really couldn't pick this out from a row of other macro Euro lagers. Reasonable, but not mind-blowing. Nothing to set it out from the rest.

Mouth feel: drops away pretty quickly as expected. Just a touch of grass hops.

Overall: a standard Euro lager - acceptable but not mind blowing. I only bought a can of it, but apparently Dan Murphy's sells it for $36 for a case of 24 x 500mL - making it the cheapest beer by far.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.02/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Cost was about $2.20 CDN and purchased at. The LCBO.

Appearance - clear pale golden straw color. One finger of white head with minimal retention and fewer than average bubbles.

Smell - quite grainy, a touch skunked and a bit metallic. Works alright, but not great.

Taste - similar to the nose, grains dominate, but the metallic ness doesn't come through. Inoffensive. Mild sweetness throughout. Tastes better than it smells.

Mouthfeel - lower than average carbonation and a bit flat. Light body and moist finish.

Overall - serviceable but indistinguishable pale lager. Ok, but non-descript overall.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.79/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of Beerosaurus-Rex
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
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

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Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.17/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I haven't had a beer from my ancestral homeland in a while, but this find on a local mix-a-six shelf lends me such an opportunity. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises musty wheat, light flowers, very light brown grass, and a faint hint of the beginning of skunking. I have no idea why, as the store in question isn't conducive to daylight entering the store to any appreciable degree, much less the beer section near the back wall, but at least the skunking seems to be at a decided minimum. The taste brings in more of the same, with the mustiness in full force, stronger than ever, providing evidence that the skunk-like smell wasn't actually evidence of skunking, but rather a crappy beer. Hell, the finish is awash in soil-encrusted tobacco. This is awful. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, what I thought was a case of light-taint turned out to just be a horrid beer. Well, at least I don't have to have a talk with the beer manager, and, better, I don't have to drink any more of this swill wannabe.

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Photo of metter98
2.85/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.53/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poland is a country that has some interesting beers, but Lech Premium is not one of them. This seems like a standard Euro lager with skunkiness and all and is probably intended as a standard macro brew in its country of origin.

Lech pours a light gold color, with about a finger of foam that thins out rather quickly. Some lacing is left in the wake of the foam. Seeing how that this was bottled in green glass, it should come as no surprise that there is a skunky aroma about this beer. Musty grains, wet paper smell, and grassiness can all be detected in the nose as well. The beer feels a bit thin on the tongue contains a moderate amount of carbonation. The first sip of the beer had some sweet grain flavors and even had a bit of a minty taste to it. The skunk made its presence known in the flavor as well, and notes of wet paper, husky grains, and some light DMS/green apple flavors were detected. There was some hop bitterness with grassy,herbal and medicinal flavors noticeable. The overall flavor wasn't too impressive because the brew seemed to be a little bit watery on top of everything else. A moderate dryness/bitterness is present in the finish, with husky grains, DMS, and grassy flavors lingering on. Lech finishes with no alcoholic warmth.

This wasn't exactly an interesting beer. Not entirely offensive, but there wasn't enough offered here that would make me reach for another one of these.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of benfons
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale golden colour, loads of carbonation, big but unstable head

S: hops, grain, hints of citrus

T: grains, hint of hops at the end, clean

M: crisp, rather thin but not to thin, rather dry, a lot of carbonation, but a bit thin.

O: good decent lager, nothing bad to say about it

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Photo of Douberd
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of leaddog
3.46/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a golden straw yellow with about a finger width of white bubbly head. Bubbles are very present and there is excellent clarity.

Smell - Mellow apples, golden raisins, sweet malts.

Taste - Hint of the apples comes through in the taste. No real hoppiness or bitterness. Slightly bready flavours. Not overly sweet as the smell would suggest.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall - An easy drinking lager from Lech. Nothing super spectacular with the flavours going on, but a very refreshing brew for a hot day. I always like to come back to my roots with Polish beers and this is one of the ones I return to.

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Photo of Duff27
1.96/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thin white head on a pale beer. Low head retention, some lacing.

Skunky bready aroma. (Green bottles??)

Flavor isn't that bad if you can get past the the skunk. Uggghh. Sweet bread perhaps. Uggghh.

Highly carbonated, medium thin mouthfeel.

Didn't like this one at all. Normally if a beer is subpar due to an issue like it being past its prime or infected then I won't review. The brewer chose green bottles and thus, its skunkyass flavor. Pass, unless you can't find another Poland tick elsewhere.

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Photo of MNJR
3.42/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Normal looking pale lager, head fizzes away quickly, but I got a decent amount of thin lacing. Smells grainy, slightly lemony, weakly of hops and some honey. Tastes not bad, pretty good in fact, but nothing special. There is nothing off about this beer, but it is a bit thin in the flavor dept. A bit more of everything that's in here would make this a damn good beer. The way it is, this could be a go-to summertime quencher if it were cheaper.

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