1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Baraka:
4.28/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark color, deep brown bordering on solid black with a slight head. Slight estery smell, probably the yeast, and a dark malr aroma dominate. The taste is malt dominated, with chocolate, smoky, and bready malts all combining into a rather delicious malt base. No hop bitterness to be found. The only flavor that combats the malt is the interesting yeast flavors of the beer. Moderate carbonation with a dry nutty finish. Very drinkable NB brew, maybe not as complex as their other Belgium-style beers (the Dubbel and trippel), but a very good and sessionable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
08-05-2010 14:56:09 | More by Baraka
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4.6/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a glass. 1554 is one of the better offerings from New Belgium. The appearance is incredibly dark upon pour. The smell is the worst part of this beer with a weak wheat and caramel smell. The taste and the mouthfeel are incredible though with a very smooth finish. Highly recommend, especially in the winter.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 04:04:12 | More by ANiklaus
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,921 ratings.