Advanced Search
Find BeerTutor.com on Facebook   
Login
Username:
Password:
Remember me

Lost password?
Register
Check It Out!
The best selection of premium craft beers you'll find from any beer of the month club.
Craft Beer Club
Forum Stats
Users Online: 300
Total Posts: 12841
Members: 2899

Last Post
New Article
by ricka182
26.08. 19:35
Poll
Do You Disco?
Yes

(1)
No

(0)
I don't dance

(4)
You must login to vote.
Links
Travel Guides
Oregon Campgrounds


Beer Database

 Beer Database | Brewery Map | My Favorites | New Beers | New Reviews | Beer Statistics | Add a Beer


Hits: 1033709 Beers Listed: 21496 Reviews: 8020 Not logged in
Beer Database
New Belgium 1554 Brussels Style Black Ale
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
 Review This Beer
 Add to Favorites
 Send an e-Beer

Votes Score Ratings & Reviews Hits Added
7 4.07 7 123 07-28-2004

Beer Bottle
Brewer's Description:
"Phil, our quality development whiz, stumbled onto Zwartbier in an 1888 British tome called The Popular Beverages of Various Countries. He and brewmaster Peter made two trips to Belgium to research this obscure style in the archives of Belgium's specialty brewers. The oldest reference to these black beers that our dynamic duo uncovered was the year 1554. Other than being dark in color, 1554 has little in common with Porter or Stouts. The beer is fermented at relatively high temperatures using a European lager yeast that imparts a refreshing, zesty acidity. With 1554 our staff hoped to create an ale that would be easy to imagine as a beer served 446 years ago, but also a beer that doesn't ignore 446 years of brewing advancements."

Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.6%
Calories: 198
Carbohydrates: 24.7
Bitterness (IBU): 21
**Stats are based on a 12 ounce beer

Ratings & Reviews: (7) Add Your Review
5 Reviewed By:
Phlaaber (14 Reviews)
Added:
04-13-2013
Location:
Chariton, Iowa
Type(s):
Bottle 
Fantastic. This beer is well blended with lots of roasted, chocolate goodness. One of the best in this category I have tried.

5 Reviewed By:
AWMiller (67 Reviews)
Added:
04-12-2011
Location:
Texas
Type(s):
Bottle 
Glassware: Best served in a snifter, tulip or over-sized wine glass.

Personal Notes: Ok… I’m a believer now! I’ve been trying several “black ales” and just haven’t found one that truly tempted my taste buds. That was until I enjoyed this 1554 Enlightened Black Ale by New Belgium brewing company in Fort Collins, Colorado. The beer is a lovely dark chocolaty brown with the scent of chocolate and dark roasted coffee and topped off with creamy tan-colored head that is not too thick nor is it too thin. Upon my first taste my taste buds went into total shock. Did I really taste what I thought I tasted or was I just dreaming? But the second taste confirmed it! Flavors of strong coffee (much like espresso), chocolate and subtle hints of bitter malt. One taste led to another and then there were none!

This is definitely one going into my Beer Hall of Fame!!


2.5 Reviewed By:
Kramerdw (122 Reviews)
Added:
04-12-2011
Location:
Lubbock, Texas
Type(s):
Bottle 
Much like shiner bohemian. Just a dark form of their light equivalent, Fat Tire. Stick with the Fat Tire, there's a reason it sells.

4.5 Reviewed By:
ratboy3124 (28 Reviews)
Added:
05-17-2008
Location:
Central CA
Type(s):
Bottle 
I loved this one! This is a great tasting ale and I will be getting more of this one soon.

3.5 Reviewed By:
drewm320 (565 Reviews)
Added:
04-11-2008
Location:
Dayton, OH
Type(s):
Bottle 
Tasty. It's more of a dark brown than black. It's pretty close to a textbook porter, just a bit creamier. Lots of mild dark malts, chocolate, peat, biscuit.

4 Reviewed By:
EricJenn (4 Reviews)
Added:
01-01-2007
Location:
Little Rock
Type(s):
Bottle 
This beer has a nice after taste for a black ale. On your first drink you get a nice maltly floavor that turns into a chocolaty after taste.

4 Reviewed By:
sloshed (2929 Reviews)
Added:
06-26-2005
Location:
Portland, Oregon - USA
Type(s):
Bottle 
This beer tastes exactly like a brown ale to me. Toasted malts, chocolate, a little caramel. Pretty good stuff!



About Us | | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Links | Advertise | Contact Us
7 Seconds Resources, Inc.