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

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BA SCORE
69
poor

105 Ratings
THE BROS
43
awful

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

07-13-2013 02:19:09 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

2.93/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a golden yellow color lager with a huge bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of weak malt with minimal skunk, which is reassuring. Taste of semi-sweet malt with a clear subtle bitter finish. Body is about average for style. Not bad considering I had lot worst but nothing great either.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 17:43:38 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear light gold with a big blooming bone white head that some pretty good retention,sweet aromas and somewhat vegetal with an odd soapiness in the background.Starts out pretty sweet with corn-like sweet alcohol notes that soapiness come thru on the palate as well,somewhat big American macro in taste but it is touch of that.A no brainer beer there is some sweetness to it but that alcohol is to prevelant for a smaller lager not really refreshing,I"ll pass on this next time.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 20:51:59 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Still halfheartedly working my way through my fatherland's myriad of breweries. This offering pours a clear yellow straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises corn, wheat, grass, light white grape skin, aluminum foil, and hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some sweet corn syrup, more hard waster, and tin foil (instead of aluminum). The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a moderate carbonation and a thickly watery feel (that may sound oxymoronic, but that's how it feels, man). Overall, I can really only say that I am not a fan of this beer. That's it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:08:53 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Polish friends have offered this to me on multiple occasions, and I've never turned it down. Time to see how much effect environment has on perception.

This beer pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly foamy, somewhat soap sudsy off-white head, which dissipates quite quickly, leaving less than a modicum of stringy lace around the glass. It's actually a very nice looking lager, or maybe that's just the anticipation of a Friday afternoon talking.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, a mildly sour apple fruitiness, and some decent floral, leafy hop bitterness. The taste is more in the vein of a tame grainy, semi-sweet bready malt, with more softly astringent, sour drupe fruitiness, and some supportive earthy, kind of expired grassy hops.

The carbonation kind of hits you with both barrels right up front, yet mellows out slowly but surely, revealing a pithy medium weight body, with a less than agreeable attempt at beginner's smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, as the burgeoning, and heretofore unmentioned skunkiness of the hops comes around full bore on the steady, but generally dull malt.

A more or less (less, actually) adequate Euro-lager - how is it that North Americans fuck up the malt (sugar, acetone, corn syrup, etc), while the Continentals exhibit their ineptitude via the hops - all light struck or otherwise skanky in their measure? I'm hardly certain that I'd order a second of this one, should I ever find myself binge drinking in Poland, so it is not even worthy of a session, even those involving beet soup and subsequent promises of well-made vodka.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 00:12:58 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This floral Polish lager delivers a crystal-clear, straw-gold body beneath a foamy bright-white head that holds fairly well before dropping to an average collar and minimal surface covering. Some rings of lace remain from the first several sips; but only minor, spotty lace is left towards the end of the serving. The nose displays some lightly grainy malt that's doused in floral and herbal hops. The body is light and crisp in the mouth with a very fine but moderate carbonation. The flavor starts with some initial malt sweetness that's immediately surrounded by a floral hop character that engulfs the palate. A solid bitterness lies beneath, and ushers it to a drying conclusion that's adorned with lingering floral hops.

This beer has been improved greatly since I originally wrote my last review, and I'm stunned at the turn-around. What was once a thumbs-dwon is now a thumbs-up! Try it!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2003 18:14:49 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.35/5  rDev -18.4%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

1.78/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The white lace creeps up the glass and sticks where it can. Shimmering weathered golden hue.

Powdery hay malt aroma with an ample amount of leaf hop for the nose to take in.

Metallic graininess off of a carbonate like carbonation, ouch what a bite! After that subsides the flavour is decimated and does not come back other than a sweetness that lingers into the after taste.

Astringent almost to the point of being undrinkable. I’ll pass on this one, there are other Euro lagers that are much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2002 15:29:18 | More by Jason
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WesWes

New York

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a clean, crisp pale malt scent along with a slightly fruity lager yeast aroma. It seems sweet and malty. The taste is average. It has a mildly sweet pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and bitter. It has a clean bite, but it lacks any significant malt taste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a decent Euro lager. It has good aroma and an average taste. It drinks well despite it's lack of malt character. I wouldn't buy this again, but I'm going to enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2005 01:07:21 | More by WesWes
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle - best before 7/31/07

Pours golden yellow with a large white head. The head descends to a lasting cover. Some broken rings of lacing stick to the glass.

The smell is of grass with a chemical-like, sulfurish sweetness.

The taste is of sweet grain and hints of sour apple. Chemicalish. A slight hint of oily cedar in the finish. Hints of alcohol notes come through - more than expected for a 5.5% abv.

It has some watery thinness, though it doesn't fall apart. The drawback of the feel is the carbonation, which is a bit too much. Rather slick.

I'll pass on this in the future. A bland Euro-lager that has too much sulfur going on, and to annoyingly astringent to make it passable.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 21:13:14 | More by jwc215
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lezajsk has an almost angelic golden complexion; the way the light spills through the window at this time of day it italicizes its flawless clarity and shimmering gloss. The way the bubbles pressed themselves against the glass from the pour it looked very soda-pop-esque; that carbonation dematerialized, however, and the head left behind is utterly pooched.

The aroma fails to earn a higher score not because of any adjunct-tint, light-struck notes, wateriness, staleness or off-putting characteristics - as is overwhelmingly the case with pale lagers - but simply because it is, by any definition, average. It smells tactfully of a familiar and commonplace bready maltiness, lightly tinged with sweet corn grain.

If you know you like pale European lager imports there's a very high probability that Lezajsk will suit your tastes just fine. It has a modestly malty flavour that leaves little to remember it by. Its slightly corny taste is gingerly sweet; considering there's no real hop presence to argue with, the beer is a sure-shot when it comes to widespread agreeableness.

I'd have preferred more flavour but appreciate the beer's relatively dense body. The Poles aren't ones to sellout the weight of their beers, not even with their pale lagers. When you've taken a sip, you know you've taken a sip (and feel it in the belly afterwords too). And good on them for not diluting it with any adjuncts either. If nothing else, it's clean.

A young me thought Lezajsk was the bee's knees of European lagers. The me with seven more years of beer drinking experience knows better. But I still do like it. And I still maintain Polish lagers deserve more credit; this is a people who are weened on lagers from the time they're at their fathers' knees. Believe me, they know a thing or two about 'em.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 22:48:51 | More by biegaman
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plaid75

New York

3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a finger and a half white foamy pillowy head. There was very good retention and a lot of sticky lacing.

The smell featured a pronounced lemony and floral hop aroma.

The flavor was crisp and citrusy. An excellent light hop profile stacked atop a solid light malt body. Very clean tatsing.

The mouthfeel was light and clean. Good carbonation.

Overall, a nice light pale lager. A nice change of pace from the green bottle imports. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 00:49:44 | More by plaid75
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale staw yellow with a slight orange hue and moderate carbonation.

S: Sweet malt and oranges on nose that is very fruity.

T: Big sweet oranges for flavor, very citrusy, and fairly clean. Fruity, with some mangos, oranges, and honey and finishes with a slight malt touch. Some herbal hopping.

M: a tad thin at first but leaves a good malt lacing in the finish with some oranges.

D: Pretty impressive attempt from Poland, overall beer is fruity, with some honey sweetness and is thirst quenching making it drinkable on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 15:57:14 | More by beerthulhu
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2014 23:19:26 | More by Latarnik
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear amber, thick white head, pretty rocky, nice fluffy lacing. Smell is sweet, almost funky, some citrus, bit of vinegar, vegetal, interesting. Taste is spicy, almost Belgianesque, very floral/fruity, very rough astringency, weak finish, starts nice, finishes unpleasant, but could be worse. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, little bit aggressive. Not too bad although I wouldn't buy again, better crappy Polish lagers here.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2007 00:44:15 | More by Viggo
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Gusler

Arizona

2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the pour a pellucid golden color with a prodigious head that is bright white in color and the texture frothy as it evaporate the lace left behind forms a fine sealing sheet. Sweet malt dominates the nose, as always fresh, crisp and clean with the start malt and mild in its sweetness, top fair to middling in feel to the palate. Finish has a crisp acidity and the hops as expected, mild and pleasing, quite dry and a drinkable beer, with the aftertaste dry and lingering.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2003 01:20:47 | More by Gusler
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500ml bottle poured into pint glass july20 2010

A clear golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S corn syrup and a little skunk

T not much improvement in flavor almost tastes like a mouthful of pennies

M fairly thin but well carbonated pretty average in this department

D not so great flavor is never a good thing, I doubt I'll drink this again

I've had a number of Polish lagers recently and this may be the first one I wouldn't drink again

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 02:57:34 | More by wordemupg
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a nice clear amber, not much of a head. The strong, inviting, malty aroma reached my nose - which is not all that sensitive - even before I had the bottle cap completely off. Flavor is entirely malty, with smoky undertones and just a snip of bitterness. It has a nice tingly finish and is quite satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 01:29:47 | More by Cyberkedi
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +20.8%
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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear golden colour with a small frothy off white head. There really isn't a whole lot of carbonation showing. There is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head stuck around for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - breads/grains, corn syrup, pale malts, light caramel

Taste & Mouth - There beer has a pretty basic mouthfeel. It would benefit from a slight increase in carbonation. The most evident flavours are breads/grains and a light caramel sweetness. There is also some corn syrup notes and light hops. The beer finishes with a nice refreshing slightly bitter and sweet aftertaste.

Drink - An average brew.. definitely not bad; just not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 23:31:52 | More by spinrsx
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New one in town. I was assured that it was "fresh" and "actually, not too bad" by someone I trust.
Plus, "Lezajsk" would be a Scrabble-lover's dream if proper names were legal.

Pours gold with tornadic streams of carbonation feeding a modest white crown.
Nose is mostly absent, but traces of minerals and toffeed apples are faintly visible when inhaled deeply.
Certainly not a juggernaut of flavor....but also not a juggernaut of off-flavor either (as old / poorly handled lagers from this region often are). There's a minor toasty component up front, fading gradually to apple and caramel sweetness. Hints at maibock. Grainier as it rides out, with traces of minerals, but otherwise soft. A underlying sweetness hints at some sort of adjunct, but its not intrusive. Not much hopping for conclusion, but traces of leafy bitterness are there.
Light-bodied, inching towards medium. Well-carbonated without being gassy.
If the hopping (or anything) was bolstered, this might be of some distinction. As is, it's thoroughly mundane, but generally pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2004 21:00:12 | More by cokes
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FosterJM

California

2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

529th review on BA
Bottle to Pint

Consumed 5/30/11

App- A darker yellow with a one finger head to it, no cling.

Smell- Lager yeast was in there but not much aroma at all.

Taste- A very basic lager that was brought back from Poland by my wife's uncle. It was bad it was just I think their version of bud light but tastier

Mouth- Light bodied and high carbed. A lot of bubbles.

Drink- Nice to try something from overseas. I wont have again, just a bit bland. Nothing to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 19:54:42 | More by FosterJM
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