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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 08-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
202
Reviews:
80
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
17.91%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
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Photo of Haybeerman
2.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ML bottle poured into a glass

Appearence: Light straw color. The head dissapated very quickly

Smell: Initial aroma was a bit skunky. Light aroma of hay (stale grain?) after I settled into it.

Taste: Slight maltiness that soon overtaken by hop bitterness. Medium carbonation. Not too impressive.

Mouthfeel: Tasted watery even though medium carbonation and the slight maltiness. I really thought it woiuld be one of those crisper, dryer beers - maybe the "Premium Beer" descriptor on the label should have been a warning.

Drinkability: In fairness, it was drinkable, just nothing special. Actually left me with a little stale aftertaste that could only be abated by another drink.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.59/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into pint glass april 6 2010

A clear pale straw yellow with lot of bubbles floating up to a two finger head that has decent retention but leaves no lace

S very little going on some lemon and grassy hops

T pretty bland maybe a little bread to go along with the nose

M the bubbles I can see aren't there in the mouth and it's a little thin

D overall a pretty basic beer nothing worth bragging about

this beer looked good but not much else, nothing offensive just nothing worth mentioning

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Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ppoitras
4.13/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml can hauled back from Poland by my friend Kris. Thanks!

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/4" white head above the clear light golden brew. Frothy head fades slowly, with ample sticky lacing. Aroma is Saaz hops with a light sweetness. Taste is pale sweet malts upfront, with crisp and lightly spicy hoppiness, with a clean close. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both very nice, this one is a great representation of the style. Would gladly have this one up again.

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Photo of Viggo
3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As far as I can tell this is the correct entry for this beer, not the other Lech Premium that is listed. 500 ml can.

Looks like a pale lager, clear yellow/gold, thick white head forms, starts to disappear rather quick, some lace spots. Smell is sweet, lagery, some citrus and floral, bit of corn, nothing special. Taste is sweet, little bit malty, light honey, floral, average at best, quite weak. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation. Moderately refreshing, carbonation is lighter than average, easier to drink. Still pretty crappy though!

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Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of stcules
2.25/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Golden yellow color, very clean, light carbonation. White and abundant foam, not bad.
Faint smell, light maltiness, not of great quality.
Quite scarce in the mouth, but not offensive, well. Some oxidation.
Not convincing.
Low profile beer, useless and avoidable.

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Photo of papat444
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grahuba
3.43/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaxon53
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev +25%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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 kwjd
2.09/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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 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 AD17
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thehyperduck
2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
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: 2.73, an unimpressive C-.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.94/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

1001 Beers Blog: http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

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Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Oidmoe
2.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Lech Premium from Lech Browary Wielkopolski (SABMiller)
2.96 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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