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

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111 Ratings
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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 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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Photo of traumaqueen
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of mzeld
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of RedAleMan
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of leaddog
3.26/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of cagocubs
3.08/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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

A consummate Euro-lager (and odd Christmas gift).

Pours a bright golden colour with large bubbles that dissipate quickly. Mouthfeel is oilier than I would have expected for a 5.5% ABV lager, but not unpleasantly so.

Sweet aroma of grains is followed by a totally innocuous taste. Bread and grains in the forefront with a subtle bittering hop finish at the end.

Not a style of beer I'd ever choose, but don't believe this is any worse than many other examples of that style...

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Photo of UDbeernut
2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

new country, best before June 2011 OOPS!

clear straw yellow capped by a foamy head with good retention. lots of bubbling carbonation. nose is bready with a hint of hay. bready crackery malt balanced with grass. dishwater off flavor. light bodied. ok.

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Photo of Derranged
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked this up at a deli in the Ridgewood sector of Queens. Lots of Russian and Polish beers availiable in that area. 500ml poured into a standard pint glass.

A- Golden color with a very thin white head that disappeared quickly. No lacing on the glass.

S- More or less an average adjunct laden smell, but with a strange wet-rag smell mixed in.

T- Not good at all. I admit the flavor was stronger than expected for an adjunct lager. In this case, that only makes it that much worse. Grainy with a strange earthy/dirty water chemical type flavor. Polish dish water.

M- Super thin and carbonated.

O- Poland makes some pretty good beer as I was surprised to find out. This however is not one of them. With the moderate abv, this isn't even something just to slam down and get drunk off of. Avoid.

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Photo of evlu1441
2.61/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm trying out a bunch of Polish beers lately. I picked this one simply because it was relatively cheap and from Poland.

It looks just about like any other lager: pale golden colour with a thin head. Medium amount of carbonation rising to the top.

The aroma is extremely faint. I'm only getting some faint grainy smell.

The taste is mostly sweetish grain, and slight bitter hops. It has a kind off hoppy/chemical grain taste at the end. The mouthfeel is quite nice though!

Overall, this isn't a great beer. It's tolerable, but I won't be getting it again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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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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