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RATINGS: 1834   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Comparable to Sprecher Black Bavarian lager, with a bit of tart fruit in the nose. Slick medium palate and easy, clean finish. Nice easy drinker with lots of flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2015
draft - nose is caramel and bread. sweetish. Not much to this but I wouldn’t mind drinking a liter of this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RebelSaint (6) - - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
A roasty caramel aroma with a hint of coffee. Totally dark as a black lager should be. Minimal head. Heavy, coffee-ish taste with a hint of chocolate perhaps. While not at the top of its class, (Shiner Black Lager out-does it) it is nevertheless worth a quaff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (162) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz.bottle into pint glass. Pours dark brown. Roast malt and coffee aroma and taste. Less bitter than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (292) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Dark ruby almost black w decent head that does not last. Caramel malty aroma. Biscuits and grass. Dry to almost tart. Effervescent. Hints of yeast/Vegemite. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark Brown in color with a medium head. Aroma is light malty sweetness but kind of weak. Taste is also a tad weak. Actually for a mega brewery beer it’s not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (445) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2015
EBD 8/9/15. Pours an almost pitch black. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention. Mild nose of roast, chocolate and herbal hops. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a finish that attempts to be prickly. Very good flavor profile that is medium in intensity, not complex but is well balanced. It begins with a mild blend of roast and chocolate. The middle brings a bit of hop flavor (herbal) and mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, a biscuit sweetness emerges to balance. The slow fade finish yields a bakers chocolate note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (161) - - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a dark red brown color with khaki head. Smooth. Chocolate and coffee flavors and aromas

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
skatanarchy (173) - - JUL 10, 2015
뉴 벨지움 브루어리 - 1554 블랙 라거 5.6% ABV 다크 초컬릿 풍미의 맥아를 사용한 벨기에의 블랙 라거의 복각. 1997년 홍수로 유실된 맥주 레시피를 벨기에까지 가서 조사하여 복각 시킨 블랙 라거 구수한 곡물향에 입안에서 넓게 퍼지는 커피향 전국구 브루어리들은 다 평타는 치는데 기대이상의 맛은 없다 in Albuquerque https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Poured a medium brown with a beige head. Atoms of light roast, grass, and mild chocolate. Flavor was similar, nothing amazing but a very clean and.tasty dark lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1007) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Deep brown pour, tan head, a bit of lacing. Nose is dark malts, shadow of dried fruit. Leaning sweet, but earthy. Middle shows smooth dark malt, hint of coco, some spice lurking. Medium bodied. Finish dries somewhat, leaving the earthy/coco flavor in command. Good.


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