Beer Blog? 1554 to start
I’ve been thinking for a while about blogging about my beer experiences. This is partially a purely selfish thing to track my thoughts about the beers I sample for future reference, and partially to share pointers to good beer info with my beer-loving friends. The (initial) format I’ll use will consist of three things:
1) Repeat consumption (yes/no answer to "Would I purchase this beer again?")
2) Overall Smurfyness (personal rating 1-10)
3) Brief impressions
Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO
Repeat consumption? Yes
1554 is a dark brown ale, almost opaque, not too heavy or with a large aftertaste. Medium malty body and rich aroma with tiny coffee hints or even a minute bittersweet chocolate note. The alcohol content (5.6%) is apparent, but not off-putting or a big impact to flavor. Probably best with food – meat, starches, bread, or similar.