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1554 Black Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: BeersIsTheName on 02-02-2014

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faunland
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrBoJangles
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA1978
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheStepChild
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Toffe or Caramel with Cofee and roasted barley aroma with a very light hop aroma if any.

Appearance: Pours a very clear dark brown with a light tan head. Small bubbles.

Flavor: Toffe and Chocolate and a light roast profile dominates followed by a balanced light bitterness. Chocolate and roast linger in the aftertaste and don't disappear. Finishes sweet with a medium dryness.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body with a light carbonation bite.

Overall: A very nice black lager. The roast is pleasing and balances well with the other malts. Would recommend trying if your looking for a fresh Schwarzbier in the US and you can get it just about anywhere.

Photo of carlee
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black lagers are hard to come by, and New Belgium does a great job on this one. Dark in color but the mouth feel is super light.

Photo of Bgillis
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lavonnq
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacQ32
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tomahite
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.29/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Decent black lager drinkable worth a try

Photo of VashonGuy
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A few years ago, I thought of 1554 as a real "go to" dark beer. Well, that was before I had had a lot more dark beers, and well before I ever started keeping track of what I was drinking or rating and reviewing beers.

Now, 1554 seems like nothing special. It's certainly OK. and I'm drinking all of the 6 pack I bought. But it's not as tasty as a really good lager, and not as interesting as a dark beer as any of the porters I can think of. Neither fish nor fowl. Just kind of bleh.

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmac093
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabe89
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eagleyes
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fishstick_pete
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love me some new Belgium. I stick to my roots. Perfect mix of malt and freshness.

Photo of DanielMB
4.85/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The same as the Enlightened Black Ale--and thus underrated.

Photo of Dr_Farts
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Pours thick and dark brown with minimal tan head. Not strong on the nose, but there is a slight dark malt scent. Medium to heavy body. Very light on the lager taste, comes off like a light porter. Very drinkable, and I could see drinking plenty by a campfire.

Photo of ElTgray
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Armen
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A nice smooth finish and soft, dark taste.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.