1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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3.82/5
Very Good
4,111 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:
#13,309
Reviews:
1,392
Ratings:
4,111
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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130
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Ratings: 4,111 |  Reviews: 1,392
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings.

The beer is dark brown, approaching black, with a quarter inch of beige head. The aroma brings some Belgian style malts, chocolate, a touch of grain. The flavor brings some sweet milk chocolates and some bready malts. Not the most refined flavor, but easy enough to throw back a pint of this. Light to medium in body and fairly creamy on the palate. I drank a lot of this beer in college, so it was nostalgic to return to it after a long hiatus.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle wad poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing. It is a dark brown with a little light passing through when held up to a light with signs of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: I am picking up some fruity notes, chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes. There almost seems to be a creamy aroma to the beer too.

Taste: All of the above mentioned aromas blended together.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and silky smooth, low carbonation, medium to full bodied, silky, a little dry, and really delicious to drink.

Overall: Pretty solid black ale or Belgian dark ale. I was really surprised how tasty this beer was when I drank it. Pretty solid score and happy that my brother chose to bring this back from his trip to TN. Next time I am out in Colorado, I will have to hunt this beer down.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brew-Diligence
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hacksaw34
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of J2L
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Falcon2008
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of mkennedy119
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of EdelweissDad
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of filstan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of stickboy1125
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of silentdonkey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kylefurlong
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Lemke10
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown with a slight off white head. There is a slight scent of roasted malts mixed with a mild yeast tone. The taste has a mild roasted malt taste. The texture and volume is perfectly done. Smooth, tasty, and refreshing! A rather boldly made brew that most will find very likeable. A great brew for those looking to start drinking dark beers but can’t quite handle a porter or stout yet. A great beer for the price!

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Photo of mylesj
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of boses_r
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of maki88
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Dark ruby color. About three fingers of tan head, which dissipated slowly leaving substantial lacing on the glass.

S: Strong toasty malt aroma, with significant chocolate scents. Toffee and nutty undertones are also evident. Very much resembled a porter.

T: Strong toasty, malty flavor on impact, with a somewhat sweeter chocolate/nutty finish. Very little in the way of aftertaste -- I was pleasantly surprised at how minimal and pleasant it is.

M: Medium body, but on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seemed a bit much.

O: A good beer. Flavors aren't terribly complex, but they are executed well. The rich flavor without an overpowering aftertaste makes for a nice drinking experience. I would certainly have this again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

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Photo of biscuitroller
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rayj212
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +30.9%

1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,111 ratings
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