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

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Lezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium LagerLezajsk 1525 Legendary Premium Lager

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Zakłady Piwowarskie w Leżajsku S.A.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-29-2002

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Photo of JustinBathurst
3.54/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a beautiful head that lasted a little while, had a light yellow colour with ever-so-little amber to it. Smell was very floral with a hint of something sweet (and not floral) coming through.

Taste was bitter at first with some metal, and then a little bit of sweet. Mouthfeel was extremely robust and it was very carbonated, as people have mentioned. Lots of hops, a slight alcohol overtone from the slightly higher ABV, not bad. I also note the bubblegum, but I wrote down sweetgum. I find the floral and sweet combination a little unwanted, personally.

Overall, I find this beer good (especially after having a Tusker...) and refreshing, but lacking something to really give it a memorable character. I can't say that this would convince me to make another purchase.

Note: In Ontario, Canada this was sold as Lezajsk Premium Polonia A.D. 1525 and had ABV of 5.7%.

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Photo of Gusler
2.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of stoutman
3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Head is initially average sized, rocky, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is light yellow, clear, small visible particles (thin density). Aroma is lightly malty (light bread, grain), lightly hopped, with a faint bubble gum note. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. The malty gum note seems a bit odd but not unpleasant, and the finish is a bit metallic, but the head won't die and it's unfiltered. 5.5% ABV on bottle.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
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!

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5 L amber bottle
Pours a light golden color with creamy, white foam that settles quickly. The smell was malty (a bit of grain), and some faint hops. The taste was modest malt, with a touch of floral hops, and a very mild hop finish. The mouthfeel was sharp carbonation on the tongue, but very light bodied, though clean and crisp. The drinkability is OK. This beer has the body and is about as flavorful as an American light lager.

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Photo of SaunaKing
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A pale yellow straw colour with a head that laces the glass. It looks and smells ok but the taste is not so good. The best before date on this one was only 2 months away so maybe that had something to do with it, but nevertheless this beer tasted a little sour and it felt like it left a film in my mouth. It does have a pretty nice finish and goes down smooth. Pretty high ABV for a pilsner at 5.7
Not terrible but I wouldnt be recommending it to anyone.

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Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, golden color with a respectable head. Decent carbonation. Noble hop aromas, light sulfur smell. Not extraordinary, but a very pleasant beer to smell. Taste is a little sweet up front, but the beer dries out toward the finish. Mild cooked veggie flaw. Nice hop finish. Average in many respects.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first truly imported Polish brew. Very hay-gold colour, with white lace running up the bottle. Strong smell at first, which the nose gets used too. Pleasant aroma after that first punch. Good taste. Though didn't say on the bottle, I'm assuming this is a dry beer. Medium bitterness. Powerful hop taste, little malt, no acidity detected. Because I thought it dry, I wouldn't drink another straight afterwards. A good beer.

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Photo of jackndan
3.3/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lezajsk: The aroma is very impressive right out of the bottle. Clear reddish golden beer with very little head. The taste is very nice, surprisingly so, in fact this is a very nice beer. Dry, crisp, clean, hoppy. I’ve said it before on this site, eastern European beers are well worth the price.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The first thing you notice about this beer is the smell...it hit me hard, it hit me fast...oddly it disappeared!! This sample as imported into Canada stands at 5.7 ABV and not the 5.5% listed here.
Colouring is a darker gold with limited head. Taste is just OK. Nothing special, almost hollow yet well balanced.

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Photo of Todd
1.65/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: Tappered 0.5l brown bottle. No freshness date. On the back label: "In 1525 the Polish king Sigmun the Old granted the exclusive beer brewing rights to Lezajsk Brewers. The law was not a royal whim. It was a token of respect for the mastery of Lezajsk Brewers. A true flavor of the legend of Lezajsk 1525."

Appearance: Pours a pretty pale straw golen beer with big carbonation bubble and a big white foam head that quickly settles to a weak transparent lace.

Smell: Musty grain and faint herbal in the aroma. Veggie-ish.

Taste: Smooth and very light bodied with a near watery consistency. Malt sweetness is more veggie sweet, with an odd corn flavour. Grain flavours are very tannic, semi-astringent and unpleasant on the palate. Light herbal hop spice flavour that tries to save the beer, but fails leaving behind a light floral flavour tucked beneath, and eventually aiding to, the "malt" mess. Finish is dry, bitty, full of tannins with strong -- near overwhelming -- metallic and mineral flavours on the edges.

Notes: By far one of the worst pils lagers that I've tasted out of Europe. Adjunct City, baby. Save your money. Steer clear of this beer.

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Photo of Jason
1.86/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

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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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