1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1.34/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Drank straight from the bottle, so I rated the appearance average (don't Really know)

Smell: Malty scent, but no effervescecne of other flavors--except for stale soap water.

Taste: Stale soapy, yet malty, like if the bottle was re-used after washing but not thouroughly rinsing.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, fresh finish, no distinct aftertaste, kind of flat.

Drikability: Just barely finished one bottle. not much carbonation, like a flat beer on the verge of getting skunky.

I would not recommend this beer and I will not buy it again.

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1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

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1.83/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

ill just write a short paragraph about this one. NOT GOOD. i actually went into this beer thinking "you know what? this might be the first new belgium beer i actually like". boy was i wrong. its see-through dark brown body and tan head were the most impressive (though still not very impressive) aspects of this one. it smells sweet as hell with noticable malts. the taste is sweet fruit and black licorice, and ever-so bland. all i have to say about drinkability is that i knew i had made a mistake with the first sip, and i wanted so badly to pour it out.

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.09/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Deep brown color, ruby red when held to light. Off-white head fades to a thin splotchy film, thicker around the edges. Medium lacing.

S - Very faint yeasty smell with very faint roasted cereal malts.

T/M - Extremely thin with far too much carbonation, taste is faint yeast with dark malts. This has very little taste to it.

D - Very disappointed with this, I will not waste my money on it again and I definitely will not recommend it to anyone.

Why is this rated so high?

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,107 ratings
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