Stefano (1901) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear light straw yellow color, medium size lasting white head. Moderate sweetish aroma. Light malt and hops in the flavor with light hints of metal. Nothing special.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at the brewery in Northern Poland. A pretty respectable lager. Probably my favorite Polish beer.
HonkeyBra (3797) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Found this at Jewel in Lemont. I’m intrigued by these foreign beers. Pours a bubble yellow, standard lager color. Kind of a weird aroma, malt and something else. It is very malty, but hops are an after thought. Flavor is pretty weak, overall.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from my local corner shop. Due to the influx of Poles into the UK in recent years, you can now get Polish beers in nearly any corner shop or off-licence. I decided to check out Lech, Tyskie and Zywiec. Pours a strongly carbonated gold with a white head. Surprisingly malty for a pils, this is bland but inoffensive in every aspect.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I picked this up in a dingey liquor store on the southwest side of Chicago where this may very well have been the best beer available. It has a rotted grass aroma with some grainy sweetness beneath it. Highly carbonated, it nonetheless seems thin and slightly oily. The flavor continues with the grainy sweetness and the grassy bitterness is a bit fresher than in the nose. I’m not really sure what’s "premium" about this lager except for the name.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is clear bright golden yellow with a thin ring of a white head...smell is grassy skunky and sweet...taste is herbal and sweet...finish is a little grainy and sour...
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lech Premium Beer
Calories: estimated at 200C
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors Tour of Poland
Price per fl oz: $2.50 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.14 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Scent is less than appealing. Slightly pukish. Color is bright gold, with a bright white head. Flavor is typical, polish lager/ale. Hops come through, but only at the price of distinction. Flavor, color, taste, and depth are all very average.
Malt flavor is: caramel, syrupy, cereal, toasted
Hop flavor is: herbs
Yeast flavor is: dusty, dirty, earthy.
Other flavors include: bubblegum, butterscotch, ginger, raisin, vanilla
Color is: pale, yellow golden,
Liquid is: clear, slightly carbonated, bubble trail.
Head and lace are: minimal, white, quiet.
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: none
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, sticky, slick, filmy
Carbonation is: soft
Finish is: middling, average
Overall experience: A nice beer, but not above average. I liked the flavor, scent, and presence. I did not like the head, color, or depth.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden beer, white fairly creamy head. Aroma is mostly earthy/minerally hoppiness and lean pale malt. Flavour is pretty boring. Lightly grassy flavour and a fairly assertive bitterness. Meh.
Magic24 (60) - WROCŁAW, POLAND - MAR 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, flavor... blebleble. Nie wyobrażam sobie Wroclawiaka pijacego w knajpie Lecha lub Poznaniaka pijącego Piasta. Taki patriotyzm lokalny. Ale browarek godny.
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly bitter, biscuity flavour with a metallic edge. Nice, easy to drink beer with clean aftertaste.