1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager
BA SCORE
66.8%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 4,071 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:
#10,901
Reviews:
1,382
Ratings:
4,071
Liked:
2,719
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
12.01%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
757
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,071 |  Reviews: 1,382
Photo of PicoPapa
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a Best Before date of 16DEC12. Pours a black color with dark brown hues and a thin tan head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is nutty chocolate with some malts and earth. Some hazelnut coffee as well. Taste is more of the chocolate nuttiness but with a bit more coffee flavor than the aroma. Malty finish. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a perfect beer for crisp Autumn nights. Overall, worth grabbing again.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Tech_Savy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of FrankyV
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JottaGibboo
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Perducci
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of dbstuart88
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cuy50
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jandadeboer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of joerebman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of TheMaimed
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of IheartTomorrow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of skyisland
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is dark brown with amber hues on the edge of the glass, head is light to dark head, presents thick and bubbly but dissipates to less than 1/2 inch.

Smell is smooth chocolate, light roast, hints of light belgian yeast and phenolics.

Taste is smooth, chocolate and light caramel malts with some light bitterness - not overpowering. Yeast presents pleasant off flavors, subtle but deliscious.

Mouthfeel is well balanced, light carbonation and lingering sweetness mingle with light bitterness making this a very drinkable ale.

Overall, I really enjoy this 'mixed' style of ale, the chocolate and lightly roasted malts blend very well with the subtle belgian yeast notes.

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Photo of kuestegg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bgramels
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of leagr
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pooogy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of denver10
2.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours black with a beige head. A kinda sweet and roasty aroma but not super distinct. Flavor didn't work for me; roasted, a slight touch of chocolate, and a healthy dose of candied sugar and bubblegum. Yuck, I'll give it a 3 because I think my reaction is more subjective than objective but I definitely did not like this and did not finish my glass. A nice medium, creamy body. Overall, not for me. A definite pass that I wont try again.

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Photo of bcseda
4.25/5  rDev +11%

1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 66.8% out of 100 with 4,071 ratings
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