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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby when pouring, brown in the glass, two finger off white head, with some lacing.

S-Roasted malt, toffee, nuts, spices, similar in nose to a brown ale.

T-Roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate, toffee, mild to no bitterness. Burnt, smoke along with caramel and candied sugar as well.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation but smooth.

O-Nothing really stands out in this beer. No glaring flaws but at the same time nothing to write home about.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found this to be horribly unpleasant. Cloying, profoundly malty without any balance. The first one was passable. The second, a week later, worse. The third, 3 days later, just a nose pincher guzzler. The fourth a drain pour. The fifth I put in a beef and ale pie, which it was splendid in. The 6th stares back at me, daring me to drink it.

This beer is good for nothing except cooking. It works quite well in a slow cooker pot roast recipe, perhaps a 1/2 cup give or take, or to include in a nice beef and ale pie with some yorkshire puddings.

But as an actual beverage to drink, it's awful. Unbalanced, sickingly sweet, no hop character, horribly toffee flavored. It may be an old recipe, but not all old things are good.

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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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