1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager
BA SCORE
66.8%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 4,071 ratings
1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,920
Reviews:
1,382
Ratings:
4,071
Liked:
2,719
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
12.01%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
757
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 4,071 |  Reviews: 1,382
Photo of dirtyharry2489
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thampel09
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrsqc7
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep brown, partially opaque with off white head and solid lacing.

Flavors are milk chocolate followed by light cola and with light pine in the background. Light body makes it easy going.

Pretty good.

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Photo of travelguy
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at lunch - went well with the fish. Nice dark brown served with a thin head but good lacing. Toasted malt smell and taste. Nice earthiness and pleasant crispness. Good beer!

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Photo of Buannaich
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rusty Rudder
Mt. Pleasant SC

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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What stands out most to me is the great malty molasses flavor and the great feel. Very drinkable. Looks nice with a very dark almost black bronze color, but doesn't retain a head so well. A great dark lager.

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Photo of adam36
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkenagy
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jelitikasez
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminds me of Left Hand Milk Stout, but just a little sharper/fresher and lighter. Great flavor (despite very light aroma), and a surprisingly smooth mouth feel kept it far away from any wateriness I feared. Great end of summer beer for when I'm about done with all things yellow and flavored, but not quite ready to go full on milk stout yet.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

She pours a dark brown/somewhat black colored body with a slim half fingered white foamy head and barely any lacing, but what there is spider webs a bit. The smell has earthy sugary maltiness, light Belgian yeasty notes but super subtle and one really has to let this warm as I think I may have picked this up just a bit too cold. The taste showcases the same flavor as the smell and gives off a sugary yet somewhat Belgian yeasty aftertaste that comes across in the finish and ends up adding a light chocolate in the finish as well The palate is basically a medium on the body with a slim soft carbonation that comes across pretty well for the style and to me. Overall, I’d say this is a pretty good Belgian dark beer that I think I would have again if offered.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojopin88
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lewarcher1949
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle. Poured into a Chalice.

Look: Dark. If I didn't know better, I'd swear it was a porter.

Smell: This is the weak link. Nothing distinctive. To be fair, I have had it in the refrigerator for awhile, so the smell might be muted.

Taste: Nothing muted here. Malt. Chocolate. Again, like a porter, but lighter. Best of both worlds, really.

Feel: Surprisingly light. Ideal for a summer day like this.

Overall: Very nice. An original, surprising concoction from an established brewery.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Backlog. 12 oz botttle. Smells of chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Black in appearance (no surprise), small head, moderate lacing. Tastes of black coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. One of New Belgium’s best.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 66.8% out of 100 with 4,071 ratings
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