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New Belgium Brewery- 1554

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Lonesomedave, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. anybody tried this beer or familiar with it?

    i love really dark beers and stouts, from Guinness to Murphy's etc

    i recently tried this beer and it was great...had that Belgium beer twang, but absolutely full flavored and really good

    reasonably priced too

    i think it belongs in the pantheon of the world's great dark beers

    what say you?

  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Before this thread, I never heard of it.

  3. Ziltoid


    Apr 10, 2009
    Send me a 1554 and I'll tell you what beer it reminds me :D
  4. MJ...it's available at most upscale groceries that carry fat tire ale

    Ziltoid....pm me with your address and i send you a 6'er....it IS legal to send beer from the us to Canada.....right?

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  6. Fitteen fitty-four is great.
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Oh, I know Fat Tire, that's good stuff. I didn't realize it was the same brewery. I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip.

  8. Ziltoid


    Apr 10, 2009
  9. 1554 is great! BUT! it's not a stout. It's a black beer :)
  10. Also, if you liked 1554 you need to try Xingu. It's from Brazil and is awesome!
  11. It's a Brussels black lager. It tastes decent out of the bottle. WAY better on tap.
  12. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Isn't that true of pretty much any brew?
  13. Not necessarily.
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Its a great beer, one of my favorite offerings from New Belgium.
    I first had it a few years ago in a NB Variety pack, I thik around wintertime. Ive bought it in 6packs a few times since. It is a great dark beer and Id even recommend it to those who arent into stouts or porters (since I dont believe it is either).

    Most beers, for certain. Ive had a few that were better bottled, one being Hoegaarden (which isnt a spectacular beer in either realm).
  15. I see Fat Tire all the time...I've never noticed 1554 on the shelves but I will try it. Sounds interesting.

    I'll also +1 Matticus...though I actually really like hoegaarden bottled, on tap it's only ever been so-so for me
  16. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Definitely try the 1554, though it may not be easy to find on the shelf outside of the winter months. You'll see it here and there, but its usually more available during its season.

    Hoegaarden is okay, I liken it to Belgian Bud Lite.
    Definitely better out of a bottle. It always tastes like dirty tap water on draft, YMMV.
  17. I'll make a Total Wine run!

    I really like Hoegaarten on warm summer nights. I guess it is to me what Bud Light purports to be
  18. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Berkley, MI
    1554 and OREOS!!

    Sounds weird I know, but the other people that tried them together agree.
  19. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    Another fan of the NB Brewery selections here. 1554, Ranger, and Trippel are all well loved around here.

    Big props to the NB Variety Packs, a great way to try a variety of interesting, different beers on a bass player's budget.
    Honey wheats, super-hoppy ales, pilseners and lagers, oh my...

    But Yeah, I guess 1554 is ok.


  20. Magic Hat #9 is awesome out of the bottle. It's rubbish on tap, IMHO.
  21. I might be mistaken, but I don't think 1554 is a seasonal beer. It has always been available year round where I'm at.

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