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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,912 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 133 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002)
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1234Jack


4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smell out of bottle is malty. A little molasses.

First taste out of bottle is smokey and caramelly.

Appearance is nice, solid dark red with ruby edges against glass. Tan head forms, retains easy.

Taste out of glass is again smokey, caramelly, esspresso.

Very smooth, low bitterness,

Carbonation is really nice, plays with the consistency of the beer.

Lacing dominates the glass.

While this is a great beer and easily drinkable, it's missing the one standout thing that could give it a perfect score.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 07:02:51 | More by 1234Jack
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.