1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager
BA SCORE
3.83/5
4,075 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:
#11,174
Reviews:
1,384
Ratings:
4,075
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
758
Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a dark brown color with hints of amber on the edges. There's a good two fingers of off-white head. The head leaves good lacing, and has great staying power.

The nose is pretty muted, but has a hint of roasted malts and is definitely on the sweet side. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate malt, some caramel, and a hint of smokiness. There's a touch of dark fruits here as well. This is more balanced than the nose, and isn't overly sweet. Not crazy complex, but finishes clean.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good amounts of carbonation, and a little bit of a sticky finish. Overall, this is a good dark lager with nice flavors, good balance, a clean finish, and it looks great. Not my favorite style ever, but an enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful dark chocolate brew, poured into a mug. Just nice to look at.

The chocolate color, goes along with the thick chocolate malt aroma, sugar, heavy grain. I could smell this all day long.

Taste, well lets say its a lot lighter on the tongue than it looks it would be. The malt is there for sure. The sweetness is drier than the aroma conveys. More carbonation than I'd like in this dark lager style. It leaves a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. As this warms is highly improves. It lost a lot of the carbonation, leaving a dry malty concoction. The background has hints of fig, raisin, and such. Maybe even a hint of brandy, but its the malt that stands out.

This is one to leave out the fridge for 15-20 min. Much better. Nice lacing on the mug. Overall nice brew.

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4,075 ratings
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