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RATINGS: 1752   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
This is the perfect dark ale,I have finally found a great ale,with mild hops.It is not too bitter,the sweet malts are perfect.This is the best dark ale I have ever had and I will make my primary daily drinker.I liked everything about it. Perfect! I like this brew better than fat tire.Its the best tasting beer in the world ,I love it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Smooth, dark, melty, chocolaty ecstasy. Vanilla, delicious, amazing dream. Tastes like the year 1554.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
802CATAMOUNT (3) - gastonia, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
i was shocked or my taste buds have changed....new belgium is making a lot bigger batches of beer than when i used to live in the southwest...i think a lot of there beers taste different than they used to taste ......... but this black ale is really good i’m very pleased with it over all and i buy lots of it !!!!!!!!&#

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bttrfly777 (2) - - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
An amazing lesser known beer. I always bring this beer to gatherings and everyone’s always surprised how good this is. If you like Fat Tire you MUST try 1554!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
New Belgium is onto something with the 1554. A dark beer that you can drink even when it is 100 F. Wonderful mouth feel, a hint of chocolate sweetness, fantastic!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fattimus (3) - Sedalia, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2007 does not count
Dark reddish brown; near black, body with very light aroma of chocolate and coffee. Initial zesty acidic flavor with surprisingly clean, refreshing finish. My all-time personal favorite.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A great ale with a great story. This black ale has notes of toasted barley and subtle chocolate all the way through. It’s wonderfully complex and surprisingly refreshing. There’s always an undeniable novelty that goes with drinking an old-style ale. 1554 takes that novelty and turns in into a bona fide excellent beer experience.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lowry99 (14) - USA - MAR 5, 2008
My favorite black ale. Weyerbacher’s Black Hole aspires to this but misses the light touch and winds up too cough-syrupy. 1554 can be guzzled or sipped non-stop, in a word: drinkable. Also, has a bit of alcohol sting on top so you don’t notice the low content.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (957) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 Pours a black amber with a fizzy white head. The aroma is faintly of chocolate and other malts. Tastes malty, but not of chocolate, and the alcohol is not overpowering. Medium-bodied with a fizzy smooth texture and average carbonation, the 1554 Enlightened Black Ale finishes long and smooth with light bitterness that really completes the experience. I will definitely drink this again.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
0087341 (2) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011 does not count
Best US beer. You will enjoy the New Belgium 1554 best in a glass. Smoth teast and is not hoppie.


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