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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,893 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,893
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 59
Gots: 123 | 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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BeTheBall

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown to black color with a nice ywo finger head; minimal lacing down the glass. Smelled slightly sweet, roasted malt. Taste was very smooth, not as sweet or as roasted as the smell hinted, but a nice porter-like flaovor. Mouthfeel was good, and drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 18:05:40 | More by BeTheBall
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,893 ratings.