1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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3.82/5
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4,149 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,041
Reviews:
1,399
Ratings:
4,149
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
810
Trade:
1
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Photo of snowmageddon
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlfaMale
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big surprise if you let this warm as it gets better and better. Should only be enjoyed at cask temp.
a) Fine, clear dark brown with not much head or lace, but good color.
s) Aromas balance the earthy, toffee, nutty sweetness against the tartness, underripe berries, chocolate, wood, and must.
t) all the aroma offers and more and more as it warms. Adds spice, vanilla, cedar, nutmeg, and more wood.
f) Out punches its light weight with the complexity and long flavor arc.
o) Packs complexity and flavor in a neat package worth waiting till it warms. Good stew or dessert beer.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of isaac_barrow
2.82/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of megamick
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strangewood
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Albertsons. Good attempt at ...? So similar to many European styles, flavorful, but not overpowering...dunkel? porter? pretty good. Will need to resample sometime...

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a brownish-black with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Toasted malt, dark fruit, and some caramel

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the toasted maltiness and goes into some light caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Finishes with lingering toasted malt

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very solid black lager that is super easy to drink. Nothing special, but good for something different

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Photo of mcmasters23
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euphoria69
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Walty102
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not flavorful enough. I was expecting more of a smoky flavor that comes with black lagers.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cleonett
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxman27
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pretendeer
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Heynumberone
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopguy28
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,149 ratings