1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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3.82/5
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4,135 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,561
Reviews:
1,396
Ratings:
4,135
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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129
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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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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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3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a NB pint glass, reviewed live,

A - pours a dark but clear shade of amber brown with 2 fingers of light tan, fairly creamy head. Retention is solid. Appealing.

S - light toasted malts, caramel and crystal malts, earthy hops,and some odd cream. Simple and milder than it ought to be.

T - a familiar NB earthy hops note meddle with toasted malt. A bit of cream .nd light spice throughout. It's built and balanced well, but is mild and simple. Nothing remarkable or special, but no glaring faults either.

M - medium bodied and coarse. Not sure its right for the style but it works.

D - its not bad, but there's nothing Belgian about this one, which is a disappointment. There are far better offerings from the brewery.

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4,135 ratings