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RATINGS: 1831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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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Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 I've purchased this beer numerous times on tap and in the bottle. Everyone I know likes it. Pleasant, mellow malty profile, toffeeish, lightly roasty and sweet, with hints of molasses and bread, but with a very drinkable consistency. Needs to be a little warmer than most people realize for maximum flavor, though.

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Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2001
A Belgian style black ale. This beer is not quite black in color, and not heavy bodied. Sweet and mild with a distinct Belgian yeast flavour.

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TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Re-Rate, on tap at the brewery: Beer pours dark brown mahogeny color with a well retained beige colored head. Aroma is pretty strong sweet malt with lots of roastiness and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is quite roasty. Finish is a touch dry with a hint of hops. Nice beer.


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