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

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Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium LagerLezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
82
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
18.06%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of papat444
2.59/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle, best before 07.10.2014.

Pours a yellow body with good head and spotted lacing, average for the style. Aroma is ho-hum, mostly corn. Bit of fruit flesh in flavor but has an overall clammy feel and skunkiness settles in once it warms. Drink this ice cold if you have to have one.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Drink before 11-18-2014

Appearance: Pours with a straw yellow color. Two fingers of head on the pour which quickly dissipated but was sparingly present while drinking. A lot of active carbonation but about right for the style.

Smell: Bready yeast and bananas hit the nose first. Soft cloves and mossy hops on the body. There is a touch of like wet paper funkiness but you really have to dig for it.

Taste: The front is a little watery with accents of buttery dough and cloves. The body is a plain and simple yet enjoyable breadiness. There is a lingering oak funk left on the palate after drinking which keeps you reaching back for more to wash it away.

Mouthfeel: The lingering funk isn't great but after that this is a pretty simple easy drinker. Carbonation fits.

Overall: Getting pretty much what you payed for here. It is a simple brew, that I would have no problem crushing on a warm day. If you enjoy this style I would certainly give this a go.

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Photo of rorjets
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Sebas
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of emerge077
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of 4ster
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of habaceeba
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Vyronian
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.37/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of Redbarchettayyz
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of Bf_89
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of metter98
2.92/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
2.52/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.53/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of daskipper
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Beastdog75
2.51/5  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.

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Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager from Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.
2.88 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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