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1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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

Bought this one expecting a typical black Ipa because I didn't read the bottle, just grabbed it from the shelf. Pleasantly surprised to find a tasty, easy drinking beer that's very chocolate malt-forward and has a very restrained bitterness. Mild sweetness and minimally hoppy. Only hint of Belgian style or influence is in a vague fruitiness and a certain dryness of finish reminiscent of a typical belgian dark on the lower end of the Abv scale.

The beer looks good...deep and very dark brown with a big effervescent tan head that has strong retention but not much lace. The aroma is a little weaker than the taste but still exhibits nicely chocolatey malt character. The mouthfeel is likewise well done, with a medium body that's moderately and smoothly carbonated. Not exactly Belgian in feel, aside from the drying finish but that doesn't hurt the beer much if at all in my opinion. Nice, unusual session candidate from New Belgium.

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

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some coffee. Taste is different for this style, coffee, a touch of chocolate without being sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.

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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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