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RATINGS: 1761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Black Lager uses a lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, light roasted. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Dark brown with a small off white head. Chocolate and roasted malty aroma. Smooth chocolate flavoured light sweetend. Light acidic yet also smooth and chocolate flavoured into the finish. Very smooth malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
A ddep red beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well as slightly smoked notes. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of berries and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful, clear, reddish mahogany with a light brown head. Dark, lightly burned malt aroma. Fairly light body with notes of hard roasted malts. Almost stout like with a dry and lightly burned finish. Decent indeed but nothing much Belgian about this style. 210906

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and coffee with notes of dried fruits. Light roasted flavour of caramel and coffee with notes of dried fruits, hops and cardboard. Roasted finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is bread, fruits, wood and some mild grassyness as well as spices. Flavour is burnt sugar, mild sweet wooden notes, some bitterness and also mild toffee.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2002
Black as coal. Dry and rather plain. Smooth, but not very complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby/amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
26th June 2008. Smooth dark brown ale - no bitterness. A mildly chocolate dry finish. Very drinkable and it’s always nice to see these ancient recipies revived!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught
Red-amber color. The aroma shows also some malt fruitness. Tha taste is malty, again with a light fruitness, and the bitterness is quite high, but still balanced. Well brewed.


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