Lech Premium | Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
203
Reviews:
80
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
17.91%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of innominat
2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev +10.8%
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 ImpactDan
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.17/5  rDev -26.7%
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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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of metter98
2.85/5  rDev -3.7%
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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2/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of canucklehead
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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 LJWalker
4/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of StephenH
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Beastdog75
2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Lech Premium from Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)
2.96 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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