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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Ratings: 4,055 |  Reviews: 1,378
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of blindpiglet
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a thick creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass. The aroma is nutty, lactic roasted chocolate.Taste is favorably mild with a great dryish mixture of black malts and chocolate with just a hint of dried floral spices and yeast. Just barely sweet within and has a bit of roastyness.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bottle into a conical shaped glass and was greeted with a two finger of tan color head that faded to some very nice lacing. The color was a nice black that showed ruby red when held up to the light. The nose was dominated by light and sweet malt.... With coffee and caramel notes. The taste was sweet with the malt that faded to an almost powdered cocoa note. The mouth feel was medium and clung to the palate, but lacked major carbonation on the tongue. Overall impression is a nice drinkable ale. It may well do for a nice dessert beer or after dinner drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 3 finger tan head with excellent lacing on a black body with quite a bit of light passing through.

S: roasted malt with mocha and coffee notes.

T: nice mild roasted malt, coffee notes but without the coffee bitterness. Not too sweet but a subtle dark fruit note, mostly strawberry and cherry, in the finish.

M: medium to full body and moderate carbonation with a wet finish.

Overall: Very drinkable and lighter than I was expecting. The complexity in the taste is subtle but its there.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 4,055 ratings.
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