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

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Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of bierschmecktgut
2.99/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pour produced a sub par head, turned to nothing within 1 minute. Color was pale/straw and super clear.

Smell didn't impress, he slightest hop aroma.

taste was average, slight bitterness, no sweetness, slight after-taste on back of tongue

mouth feel was pretty smooth, not highly carbonated, easy to drink

Not a huge fan because of that after taste but could make a good summer cookout beer with food.

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Photo of curasowa
3.36/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My tour of Polish beers rolls on. Pours a golden yellow color with 1 finger of head that fades quickly with some streaky lacing. The aroma is a mix of sweet malt and and some bread along with a hint of oily hops. The front end is sweet, giving way to good carbonation in the middle with some subdued bitterness on back side leading to a fast and clean finish. Body is medium and drinkability is good. A pretty standard, decent lager.

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Photo of spinrsx
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.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
1.76/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: 500mL bottle with expiry date of 2/16/2011

Smell: Old sponge, musty apple, wet towels, slight nondescript hops.

Taste: Creamy artificial caramel and apple at first. Vapid bitterness, very thin watery mouthfeel, but plenty of bubbles. In no way harsh, rather its oddly creamy. Devoid of much flavor in the middle... just a touch of dry bitterness with continued caramel and a mineral edge. Finish is dry, soapy and very metallic. Quite watery and coats the tongue unpleasantly making you need another sip.

Note: A real disappointment.

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Photo of matjack85
2.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this single 5OOml brown bottle in the refrigerated beer section at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdale, IL. A best before date of 7/2O/2O1O is stamped on the back label, so this beer is actually 4 days past its prime.

The beer poured a relatively clear golden-yellow color that was more straw yellow when held to light. The beer made a 1½ finger creamy white head and it lasted a few minutes before receding to a thin white rim. There was a decent amount of lacing left behind with each sip. Not a bad looking beer.

This beer is almost odorless. A faint grassy smell is all I get. There's no bad smells here, but nothing memorable either.

There's not a lot of flavor to comment on here - mostly tastes like highly carbonated water. There may be a touch of malt and grainy sweetness, and an even fainter dose of leafy hops, but no real hop bitterness to speak of. This is mostly water.

Watery thin mouthfeel with very high carbonation.

If you like bottled water then you'll probably like this. If you're looking for flavor you'll have to look elsewhere. Easy to drink as far as no harsh flavors or noticeable alcohol, but not much flavor to enjoy.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.16/5  rDev -25%
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

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Photo of decimator
3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear gold with a 2cm head. Head didn't last long and a bit of lacing is left behind.

S - Nice sweet malts with a bit of grass.

T - Mostly sweet malts with a bitter hop finish. Good balance tilting on the sweeter side.

M - Good carbonation. Feels a bit creamy with a clean finish.

D - Satisfying drink. Good Lager.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

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

LCBO from the bottle- Sparkling gold body with a frothy white head. Grass, some bread, and malt in the nose. Sweet hay/pale malt flavour with a mild hop bitterness to round things out.Simple and refreshing. Seems a bit too sweet overall though. Good.

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Photo of RyanBelle
2.1/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

This is not a great beer. I would not buy it again. The taste is very flat and it doesnt expire for another 7.5 months. It lacks character and any sort of carbonation. The one upside being that it's 5.5% alcohol so it "works" if you know what I mean ;).

A - Straw yellow. Standard for a Euro Macro Lager.

S - Standard slightly skunky Euro Macro Lager smell.

T - Well, it's drinkable, but just barely. It lacks carbonation, and if it had more, it would be an OK beer. It also lacks taste, it tastes like nothing. The flavor profile is minimal. No malt taste or hops to speak of, I'm only getting the water portion of the 4 ingredients that made this...which can be good if you're on a mission to drink!

M - I can't feel it in my mouth, it's basically water.

D - I'd rate it higher if it wasn't so flat tasting. Sure you can drink a bunch, but this may be the most boring beer I have tasted from Poland yet. Their other beers are good though and have carbonation, amazingly. You just don't feel the need to have more than a sip of this kind of beer. It's really that boring to drink.

So to wrap up...avoid.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.11/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Pours a crystal clear light amber color, with a thick white fizzy head that quickly disappears into nothing, literally. The carbonation looks to be big and bubbly. There is no lacing and the body appears to be on the thin side.

S- Faint grainy aromas along with some skunked smell dominate this beer. The smell is very mild, like it's brewed predominately with corn or rice. I don't smell really anything in terms of hop bitterness. Just a clean, mild and slightly sweet aroma. Not much else to say here.

T- There is a metallic flavor that I tasted right away, followed by a blandish sweet corn malt. There is some faint hop bitterness on the finish, and the aftertaste is tinny and grainy. Not a very tasty beer, but it tastes just slightly better than it smells.

M- This has a watery body....very thin. The carbonation is big and the zing on the palate is very noticeable. The only thing positive I can say is that the fizz and bland flavors make this a refreshing beer to drink.

D- Even though I feel this a refreshing beer, I wouldn't spend the money to buy this again. I put this beer just a notch above a light American Macro, like Coors Light. Its virtually flavorless, has virtually no body and is very fizzy. It would be easy to drink on a hot day after mowing the lawn but that's it. I don't recommend this one.

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Photo of CanuckRover
2.45/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw. Snow white head puffs up quickly but fades to... nothing, pretty quickly. Not even a film. No lacings whatsoever.

Unappetizing vegetable sweetness in the aroma.

Not much taste at all. Slightly sweet grainy base... almost apple-like. Little bit of grain alcohol to finish things off.

Not great, even as eastern european lagers go.

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Photo of ecoastman
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkability - This is another easy drinking Euro lager that can be considered as just another standard patio refresher or lawn mowing beer in the summer.

Appearance - clear straw yellow-gold with a head that recedes to a medium layer and some good lacing. Later the head disappears to a thin ring.

Smell - a very clean lager with some sweet malt balanced with mild hops. Nothing much to describe.

Taste - another average and typical easy drinking Euro lager. Well balanced but not too sweet to start and not too dry or bitter in the clean finish. Low in malt and low-medium in hop levels. Nothing great, nothing bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth and slightly creamy. Carbonation is held well.

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Photo of diabecktic
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The head both forms and dissipates very quickly. What starts off as ~3 fingers of thickness quickly becomes less than ~1 finger deep. The beer itself is a translucent shade of pale gold with something resembling copper giving it a "darker" tint. Lacing is almost nonexistent.

I detect a lot of corn graininess, a fair bit of something metallic, and a hint of floral tones. It's a very sharp aroma that does not seem like it would be very palatable. Seems more like an American adjunct lager to me.

The taste matches the nose pretty well. Rather than expected hoppiness, I detect mainly a metallic, corny grain taste. The beer seems to be more balanced towards the malty side of the spectrum. However, it's not very good; there isn't much to say about a rather "cheap" flavor.

This beer is quite crisp, but rough on the tongue in the aftertaste portion. It's not so much a sharp bitterness as it is a product of the metallic character. Unlike most beers, this one doesn't taste any better as it warms.

I think that this beer is fairly thick for its style. Thus, I would rate the body as medium rather than the expected light or medium-light. You could pound these if you choose, but serve them very cold to do so.

I picked up 0.5 L of this brew for ~$1.50 at a local liquor store. Needless to say, you get what you pay for; it's a very "cheap" beer in terms of both cost and quality. I wasn't expecting much, but it really isn't even remniscient of the style it's supposed to be. Only drink these if you plan on serving them very cold. It's better than your standard Busch, Keystone, etc., but I wouldn't start drinking these until I've had 4 - 6 "good" beers. Still - beer IS beer...

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Photo of Getinthevan
2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle of this stuff recently and to say the least, its not really fitting whatsoever as a lager.

Appearance is very amber/pallid yellow with absolutely not head whatsoever. Very thin and watery in texture and no carbonation at all. This looks like a very flat beer.

Smell is nonexistent. Maybe some faint whiffs of corn but there's no strong aroma at all with this stuff.

Taste seems underdeveloped and unfinished. While it does have a decent bitter center, it has a metallica taste overall with an unnecessary aftertaste. This is pretty average.

Mouthfeel is watery, thin and nonexistent. All the flavor that this beer provided quickly disappeared. Nothing interesting here.

Drinkability is pretty eh. It's not really a great beer to dive into, but they are cheap. If you're looking for something foreign and cheap, then this is a decent brew, but that's about it.

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Photo of KTCamm
2.6/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Color was a straw gold/yellow with a touch of white foam that disappeared moments in.

Smell was nonexistent - nothing notable coming from the glass.

Taste was very clean. Quick on the finish - really just dropped off the table at the end, virtrually no lingering hop bittering. Watery.

Easy enough to drink. I ended up with a little bit of heartburn from it, so not sure i'd re-up.

Definitely not the best euro-lager out there. A resounding "ok."

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Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer was poured from a 500ML bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Well it started off pretty well. Nice looking deep yellow in color with a two finger white head that fell away fairly quickly.

The smell is of sour grains a bit malty.

The taste is a bit unfortunate I felt. Everything is so subtle - a little bit malty some hos on the end but faint and it leaves me with the feeling of nothingness.

The mouthfeel is below average. It is too carbonated in regards to the prickle of the bubbles. That makes it distracting to me. The body is light.

This is a below average version of a style that is not considered the most exciting. I look for nuance here and I am not finding that at all. I'll move on.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a few bottles of some Polish stuff in Chicago, so I decided to make this a bit of a "theme night" and try a couple of brews from the country that IMO is the undiscovered and under appreciated home of some very fine brews.

A - This is a dark-yellow brew with a slight brown cast too it... like dark "first morning void" urine. The small but persistent head leaves a nice amount of crusty lace on the glass.

S - This smells malty and sweet with a hint of spicy hops. Given the style, this baby is spot on in terms of "it is what it is" accuracy.

T - Nicely malted with a hint of crisp spicy hops, this is definitely a malt-forward brew that is much sweeter than others of the style.

M - Meaty and stew-like, this is not quite full bodied but it is definitely light years from the usual light body of a "Euro Lager".

D - This is pretty good stuff, even if it is a little forgettable.

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

This beer poured a yellow/golden color that was very clean with a decent white head that dissipated rapidly. Aroma was sweet and malty, but also had a hint of corn. Flavor was pretty much the same with a touch of fruitiness. Mouthfeel was okay. Nothing spectacular, drinkable, nothing more.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.42/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw golden color with very little foam. The aroma is light, but malty. After beer began to warm other odd scents developed, reminds me of cow feed or maybe an old granary. Palate is light. The flavors are pale malt with a twist of corn. The finish is dry with only a hint of bitterness. As the temperature increases the flavors become more unpleasant and still more unpleasant. Keep it ice cold and drink fast.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
2.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Exp 02-08-08. Poured pale golden with low carbonation and not much head but a thin ring with a bit of lacing. Mild grassy aroma, soda biscuits. I found the taste had a lemon-lime presence, a bit sour, bitter mouthfeel, dry finish. Nothing in particular distinguished this from other euro lagers but it wasn't a bad example either of a style that has its applications.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.62/5  rDev +25.7%
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.

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Photo of jettjon
3.36/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle dated “best by 7/31/07.” 5.5% ABV listed. Into a pint glass a golden clear without bubbles. Big head of thick what foam that fades slowly leaving heavy lacing. Good looking brew. Not a whole lot on the nose, just slight malt and light hops. Tastes of sweet malt and a twinge of piney hops as well as a rosy floral flavor that altogether is quite pleasant. Mouth is a bit thin, though nicely carbonated, wet, and slick. Drinkability is good overall; it’s a tasty, smooth and enjoyable brew.

Overall: An enjoyable brew that won’t light any fires but is sure to enjoyable quench your thirst. Worth a try.

EDIT 4/30/07: Apparently this beer was changed. The older reviews reflect what seems to be a nearly entirely different beer. Make sure that you sample one that has a freshness date of > 2006.

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