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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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

TIZ THA SEASON! This beer is great for the winter. Not to dark in color when poured out light heat that hangs an min or so any way the smell is great. When you smell this beer you think it will be light in hops and high in malts. It is a very good brew! It has a sweet nutty finish with a nicely balanced hops behind it. PICK 6 At Kroger people this is the best way to find these great craft beers. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

A- Pours a dark amber with about a finger of off white head, which quickly dissipates, nice lacing throughout.
S- Sweet, malty, some dark fruit in there.
T- Bittersweet chocolate, plum, woody, smokey, slight nutty aftertaste.
M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, an easy drinking beer that makes for a great session.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jjboesen
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Based on a 16th Century Belgian recipe (hence the "1554), this "enlightened" beer has a pitch black body beneath a filmy vanilla crown; there is very little lacing throughout the quaff.

The nose picks up an iota of cocoa powder and raisin; the palate detects bits of dark chocolate with a quick shot of toastiness at the end.

While not an overwhelming beer, this does bear the criteria for a pleasant sessional, though I could not establish anything resembling an IPA as this neat little beer is void of any hoppiness. Dark, mild and malty would be the three stooges stumbling around in the glass with this one. Still, I do like it as a mild quaff for any time of the year.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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