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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: 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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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,091 ratings
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