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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color,but it does allow some light through when held up to the light. I see a half inch head of khaki colored foam. Brussels lacing. I get caramel and chocolate notes in the aroma. The body is smooth and creamy. I get dark malt and a light bitterness on the front of the palate. The finish brings out the sweet chocolate notes. The flavor seems a bit muted.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear ver dark amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and a few hints of garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large thick patch of medium sized bubbles surrounded by a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and chocolate malts with some light hints of nuttiness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted and chocolate malts with a light amount of nuttiness. There are light flavors of earthy and herbal hops towards the finish that contribute a light hint of bitterness that fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth almost creamy.

O: Easy to drink and somewhat refreshing though not overly interesting. I would perhaps order it again but I would not seek it out. Alcohol is well hidden.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

From Beer Cartel.

A - dark, dark, clingy lace.

S - grains, malts, choc.

T - very light and restrained. Choc, malts, sweet-ish finish.

M - lightly carbonated.

O - odd. A 5.6 beer should have a lot of taste, but this displays all the character of a 3.5% - 4% strength session beer, so something got muddled in the brewers head. Either make a light 'n' easy drinking 4% beer, or a very flavoursome 5.6% beer.
It really is OK to to drink, BUT...

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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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