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RATINGS: 1833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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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3.5
valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2007
Highly carbonated pour from a bottle with a BB Date of 10 Aug 07. Watching this thing I couldn’t help think it was continuing to ferment in my mug, but the bubbly head quickly dissipated. Nutty flavor is actually very very smooth compared to what I expected following the pour. Aroma is very weak, but not offensive. Some hints of coffee with a mild, yet sweet malt flavor. I can’t help think I note a very mild tobacco flavor either...interesting to say the least A very enjoyable beer.

3.8
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Dubbercody, thanks again! Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light smoke and brown sugar. FLavors held some more sweet malt with light smoke elements and a bit of coffee. Medium body...sweet throughout witha dry/sweet finish.

3.1
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color with a thin off white head. Dark fruit and dark malts aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same. Malty sweet and fruity esters. No real roasty or bitter qualities. Too one note for me. Try the Midnight Sun Conspiracy for an awesome belgian Black Beer.

4
littlefelix (29) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
One of the best Black beer’s I have had. The body was that of an ale, but flavored rich like a sweet stout. High coffee/chocolate notes. Very smooth and enjoyable to drink. MUCH better than Sam Adam’s Black Lager. And not as carbonated.

3.5
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
Sampled with stegosaurus. Pours black in color with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee, and a hint of chocolate. A smooth medium body beer. Good brew

4
missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2007
Rich malt nose with a hint of carmel and molases. Low bitterness and very smooth. Thin but robust head and moderate lacing. All in all perhaps one of the best New Belgian’s I have had.

3.5
kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle, at tria Fermentation School New Belgium event 4/11/07. Ruby brown, with a thin light brown head. Malty aroma with some banana and anise. Deep malt flavor with some chocolate and pepper. Long chocolate finish.

3.7
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2007
A warm, nutty flavor is accompanied by a slightly astringent aftertaste. This tastes like a higher-ABV beer.

3.7
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
Poured a clear dark brown color with a hint of ruby on the edge. Fruity and roasty aroma and flavor. Light coffee notes on the flavor. Medium bodied.

2.6
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2007
This beer smelled heavily of coffee and chocolate. From the tap it looked black, almost like tar. It was quite opaque. The malty roasted flavor was accented well with chocolate highlights. With a medium to full body, this beer had a surprisingly clean and crisp finish. It was pretty good for the style, but it is not my prefered style.


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