1554 Black Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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4,064 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
Ratings:
4,064
Reviews:
1,380
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
752
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Belgian Dark Ale. Tastes like a combination of a slightly sweet Brown Ale and a very mild Porter.

Bought a 12 oz bottle at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills NC, had it previously in a 22 oz bottle purchased in Vegas during the summer but lost the paper review. Poured a clear dark brown with a large amount of reddish highlights when held to the light. Very thick lacing and a good sized light tan head that holds its own.

Good strong malty aroma (like a porter). Taste is very smooth. Mostly bready malts but some roasted malt flavor too, a little cocoa/chocolate, some sweetness and some bitterness in the finish. Very tasty, slightly understated but nice. Mouthfeel is fairly rich, very smooth with a little finishing hoppiness on the tongue.

Drinkability is good. I drank the whole Vegas bottle on vacation at a VA state park cabin. Watching the rain from a dry spot in the woods with a big glass of this beer....very nice!!! This is a staple type of beer to enjoy without getting wasted.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany with an off-white/light-tan head, light retention & lace.

S: Dark fruit & treacle with hints of spicy phenolics.

T: Raisins, figs, dates, light spicing, hints of cocoa and roasted nut, modest bitterness balances the residual sweetness.

M: Body is a little heavier & the carbonation is a little lighter than many modern Belgian-styled brews.

OD: A really good drinker and overall it really works.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 4,064 ratings.
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