1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

very good
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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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets hope I forget how Spain embarrassed Italy.

Its definitely black for sure. Smells of toasted and roasted corn. hints of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee as well. The taste is very, very dry, with coffee coming in first (flashes quickly then disappears, only to reappear late), the middle holds lots of sweet dark chocolate.

Finishes chewy and sweet. I actually like this, but im not sure about hte category. I dont get a ton of the Belgian yeast, but I do get the malt (which is why I would put it as a porter or ABA).

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear very dark brown with a 1.5 finger light tan head. Good lacing and head retention.

Aroma of cocoa, light roast coffee, and toasted malt. There is also a lactose-like sweetness on the nose and a light touch of dark fruit.

Coffee up front in the taste with a hint of cocoa powder. Roasted malt and slightly tannic. Dark fruit towards the finish along with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky.

Overall, an ok beer but kind of lacking in all areas. A little underdone I felt.

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 4,045 ratings.
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