1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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3.82/5
Very Good
4,117 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:
#13,662
Reviews:
1,394
Ratings:
4,117
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
784
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,117 |  Reviews: 1,394
Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RLancaster
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! I thought this would be real porter-like since it pours so dark in color. But it is a really smooth malty-sweet tasting beer categorized like it is a labeled as a lager. Great stuff!

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Photo of jbundang9
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobbyfischer
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nunitn
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

And I want to rate this lower just cuz from a big Brewery but while this is good for a big business beer definitely chocolate finish as they advertised this is a solid Black Lager if you like Stouts and porters with a chocolate taste then you should definitely check this out I usually stick to smaller and local beers but I gotta tip my hat to this one well done

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Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Beer is black with a thick white head, and smells of malt and roasted nuts. Taste is like a very muted porter-- nuts, toffee, yeast, but is not bitter at all. Feel is light, very balanced, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

This beer is very enjoyable, like a light alternative to a porter beer but is nowhere near as heavy. I like this beer overall.

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

Photo of ClearWater
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty. Good mouth feel. Nice nose. Toasty with light malty sweetness. Not the banana, caramel and cocoa of a dark Belgian Abby Dubel. Not the full body of a Porte/Stout. In the light bodied side as a Larger that is labeled to be.
I likes it. I’ll be checking for it when I comes on special. LOL

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. On label is Enjoy By of '10JUN18'.
Clear, dark brown body, with mahogany highlights when presented to light. Hard pour results in one finger khaki head, which settles to ring and islands. Lots of spots of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malt, earthy, faint chocolate, and faint dark fruit.
Taste of dark roasted malt and dark chocolate, dark fruit, some sweet and peppery toward the end. Rather dry, not a lot of lingering aftertaste. Minimal bitterness.
Thin to medium mouth feel.
A tasty dark lager, dry and peppery. Some layers of taste but short in duration.

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Photo of Aj21
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dethklokworkorange
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown color, but can still see light through it. Fairly thin head dissappears quickly. Roasty malt taste up front, with some spice, and almost a weird banana flavor. Not bad overall, but not something I'll seek out.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
4.99/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VABA
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark black color with no head and slight lacing. Slight malt hints. A slight malt taste. Light bodied with a small amount of carbonation.

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Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tmryan21
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,117 ratings