1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

1554 Black Lager1554 Black Lager
4,075 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

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Ratings: 4,075 |  Reviews: 1,384
Photo of BeerandSportsGuy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of afdempse
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brownish-copper color, with tan head. Head does not last long, and lacing is minimal.

Aromas of roasted barley and chocolate.

Roasty malts and cocoa flavors. Dry toast and slight alcohol as the beer warms in the glass. A very slight metallic twang towards the finish.

Mouthfeel is full, but dry. Nicely rounded malt flavors and balanced bitterness. No astringency detectable, which I would have expected from a "black ale". Smooth and drinkable.

Overall, a very quaffable beer from New Belgium, and one of my favorite offerings from them.

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Photo of Jtthegreat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of quantumcipher
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of rob99er
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of mecmd
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BMBeerhead
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beer4MyBrajs
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a crystal mug, the beer is a clear, very dark red , almost black. The head is dark tan and builds two fingers high, but dissipates fast. Very nice lacing.
Smell tells of toasted malt, caramel, coffee and some chocolate.
Taste is pretty much in the same order, but add some mild hops to it at the finish.
Medium bodied beer with nice balance and good carbonation. Very drinkable!

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Photo of kgoings
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mdmoore
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of SassyMammaK
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of piccnd3
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NCLorax
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Huffaroma
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a clear Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark almost black with light beige cap of small-bubbled head with a few formations of lace.

S: Roasty malty character is most prominent. Pretty blaze on the aroma front.

T: The flavor is also dominated by roasted qualities with some slightly sweet caramel notes.

M: A super-drinkable beer with relatively light carbonation and medium body.

O: I enjoyed this beer overall, but I wish there were more distinctive qualities.

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Photo of Ouroborus
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of williahd
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of axman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Etan
3/5  rDev -21.7%

1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4,075 ratings
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