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

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BA SCORE
69
poor

106 Ratings
THE BROS
43
awful

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of 4ster
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

4ster, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +4.2%

bigox420, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of habaceeba
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

habaceeba, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Vyronian
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Vyronian, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Redbarchettayyz
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Redbarchettayyz, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -30.6%

ThinkAgain, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

djrn2, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

acurtis, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

500 ml bottle purchased fro $1.95 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass. Best before April 2015

Appearance - Nice golden hued color, however the head is a mere finger and dissipates away into nothingness as quickly as alight beer. Quite a few bubbles continuously make a spirited rise to the surface.

Smell - Not much, some slightly vegetative aromas and a slightly sweet caramel biscuit malt.

Taste - Sweetish caramel, but feels fake, other than that there's a dryness to the aftertaste that seems a bit musty. Some mild bitterness throughout.

Mouthfeel - Kind of flat in terms of carbonation, with a heavy body and little carbonation.

Overall - Not horrible, but there are many better pale lagers out there.

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Bf_89
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

DaPan, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of GodOfBeer
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

GodOfBeer, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of TheHammer
3.55/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

TheHammer, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of daskipper
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

daskipper, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Beastdog75
2.53/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Beastdog75, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of traumaqueen
2/5  rDev -30.6%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of mzeld
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

mzeld, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of RedAleMan
3/5  rDev +4.2%

RedAleMan, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.3/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

leaddog, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of cagocubs
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a translucent gold with streams of active carbonation racing to the top. The weak white head starts modestly then dissipates to a puny film. Lacing absent.

S: Euro lagerish? Some adjunct, mild hop/malt. Water.

T: Same as scent. You get some barley, hop, malt and adjuncts. Tasty, but nothing to get worked up about.

M: Good carbonation. Easy to drink.

O: Here's the deal; it is not a great beer, but it is certainly not a bad beer. I could see this being a solid choice for people wanting to pair a beer with pizza or wings. I would drink it again. Average is a good word here.

cagocubs, Jan 15, 2012
Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager from Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.