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: 4,139 |  Reviews: 1,398
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of TheFlern
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown almost black. Off white head. Dissipates to a small layer with minimal lacing.

Smell: Smokey with some wood aroma. Interesting. Lager yeast really puts this dark beer into a category that I'm not familiar with.

Taste: Follows the nose. A little more thin than the nose though. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and decent amount of carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Not something I'd seek out though. Worth a try if you haven't had it yet.

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Photo of BasementBer
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black, with creamy offwhite head that has great retention. Substantial lacing.

Hazelnuts and chocolate. Has a really clean crisp taste that is slightly caramely and sweet but includes a bittersweet finish.

Nice feel that you want to wash around alot and scrape together after its down the throat.

Very smooth and rich dark ale with a thickness of a belgian and still a cleanness of a lager. very nice. As a historian, I love uncovering the past as they do in this beer. please uncover more.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Photo of AllenJasper
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle to small boot, don't ask.

A: Very dark red, one finger of white/tan head

S: smells mostly of roasted malts/cappuccino... caramel?

T: Dark chocolate, mocha, roasted malts. surprisingly drinkable for how dark it is.

M: rather coarse for the style.

O: A tasty beer, and a great value.

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Photo of dbmernin83
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Belgian Dark Ale. Pours dark, very light khaki head. Same sweet, spiced flavor profile as a dubbel but lighter and more subdued, making it almost more drinkable this way, but kinds one note. The only one I've had so far, would love to try the real thing to see how this one compares.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,139 ratings