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Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager - Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.

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BA SCORE
69
poor

96 Ratings
THE BROS
43
awful

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%


Brewed by:
Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-29-2002)
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Reviews by tone77:
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fairly malty, a bit sweet. Taste is sweet, malts, quite refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 14:42:26 | More by tone77
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emerge077

Illinois

2.69/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BBD: 07.10.14
Blue and white "Lezajsk Beer" label, Polish wiki confirms this is the brewer, owned by Grupo Zywiec.

Pours with a rocky head that has impressive staying power, and plenty of sticky lace all around the glass. Saturated gold tone, perfect clarity, steady rising trails of champagne carbonation. Too bad the rest of the beer isn't as good as it looks.

Smells of soggy grain husks and graham crackers.

Tastes like wet paper, watery and grainy, thankfully not too heavy on the carbonation. Fairly medium bodied. Very faint hop bitterness in the aftertaste, which is fairly clean I guess. Overall though it's pretty bland tasting, and ultimately that's what makes or breaks it. Wouldn't pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 21:25:20 | More by emerge077
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4ster

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

03-16-2014 02:45:47 | More by 4ster
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

03-04-2014 19:24:54 | More by bigox420
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-04-2014 01:36:30 | More by habaceeba
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +37.9%

12-23-2013 13:37:07 | More by Vyronian
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.35/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, some honey and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a thin malt character and lager yeast up front. Then some mild caramel & honey sweetness comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style but there isn’t very much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, typical representation of style, it’s about what I’ve come to expect from most of the beers in the style, which is not very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 19:14:28 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Redbarchettayyz

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-27-2013 04:45:36 | More by Redbarchettayyz
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

08-06-2013 02:46:01 | More by Noelito76
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -31%

07-27-2013 00:35:47 | More by ThinkAgain
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

07-13-2013 02:19:09 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2013 01:56:17 | More by acurtis
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 22:36:10 | More by DenisKolkin
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2013 20:52:04 | More by Bf_89
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

06-22-2013 18:04:16 | More by DaPan
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-15-2013 17:57:38 | More by TheBeeraholic
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metter98

New York

2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear 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 a coating down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little fruity and has hints of grainy malts along with some initial sweetness that is followed by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer might seem a little bland, it's definitely very easy to drink and doesn't have any "off" aromas or flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:35:05 | More by metter98
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Yet another typical Polish lager, I would call this a style as it's hard to differentiate between each Polish beer, although most are better than this.

Clear yellow lager appearance, thin white head.

Not much of an aroma here, pretty "lagerish."

I'm not enjoying this at all. I seem to be tasting a lot of alcohol and bitterness, not very appealing. Not much sweetness to balance it out.

Definitely not something I'll buy again, there are better Polish beers than this.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 01:53:02 | More by GodOfBeer
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with a solid finger of head that produced some minor lacing, but did not stick around for long. The body is a clear darker gold colour with light, slow and steady carbonation.

Smell: Barley with some hay and mineral notes with some mild hops. It screams average lager to me. I wish there really was something more to say here.

Taste: Roasted barley malt with a slight hay note starts us off which produces a bitter kick of apples with grassy hops and ending with a sweet corn note, that someone manages to be interesting.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation could be a bit more aggressive and the head could have stuck around longer, but the smooth transitioning, mixed mild aftertaste and clean nature earns it back some points.

Drinkability: This does very well in this department, it's the light end of medium bodied, which is wear a good Lager should sit. I would have no problem drinking this all day, any day, although it was a little gassy in the guy. Solid stuff though here.

Final Thoughts: All in all a solid all around Lager and one of the few import lagers that appear to be worth the cost of importing. All in all it's a nice, modest lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 05:19:52 | More by TheHammer
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daskipper

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +46.6%

10-15-2012 23:15:36 | More by daskipper
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I haven't heard too much about the beer Lezajsk but it hails from the town of the same name. The back label has a little story about how in 1525 King Sigmund the Old granted the brewers of the town the exclusive right to brew beer. I wonder how long that royal decree lasted?

Lezajsk pours a a slightly dark gold color with an amber hue. A fingers worth of foam forms and thins out pretty quickly (in less than 20 seconds by my count). The beer smells like a cheap Euro lager. There is some wet paper smell mixed with grains and a light citric hop presence. The mouthfeel is what I expected it to be: a bit on the thin side, with a high-moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor isn't too strong, but consists of a grainy flavor with notes of what I can best describe as a vegetable/apple juice hybrid flavor. A bit of alcohol flavor can be detected as well, and there is a very light citric hop flavor. There is a small amount of dryness in the finish. The aftertaste is mostly clean, with some bready flavors present, and the brew concludes with a very slight alcoholic warmth.

This beer really isn't anything too special, but it is drinkable. I wouldn't turn one of these down, but I don't think I'd actively seek it out either.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 03:05:53 | More by Beastdog75
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traumaqueen


2/5  rDev -31%

04-03-2012 06:33:51 | More by traumaqueen
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mzeld

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

03-27-2012 05:24:48 | More by mzeld
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

03-25-2012 02:54:46 | More by RedAleMan
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow (reminiscent of apple juice) with a very thin bubbly head. Lots of bubbles are present.

Smell - Apple juice, slight breadiness, sweet corn.

Taste - A hint of the apple flavour comes through (as picked up in the scent). Very minimal hops and no bitterness. Little bit of grains. Not too much complexity in this one.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall - A refreshing euro pale lager from Lezajsk. Not too much to say about this one in terms of flavour, but still has its refreshing qualities. One of the Polish offerings I come back to now and then to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:02:54 | More by leaddog
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Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager from Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.
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