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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,910 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,910
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 64
Gots: 131 | 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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BucannonXC5

California

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was brownish black, but closer to black. Just over an inch of head. Tannish white lacing with some sporadic bubbles in there. Healthy amount of film on the sides.

Smelled dark chocolate malts. Also coffee, caramel and toffee in there as well.

Tasted malts, but couldn’t distinguish the favorite. If a gun was to my head, I’d say dark chocolate. Definitely dark malts, but relatively bland overall. Nice smooth finish.

Medium body. Creamy finish. Average carbonation. Smooth abrupt finish.

A decent beer overall. Nothing too special, but it gets the job done. I’d give it another go some time.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 05:56:12 | More by BucannonXC5
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,910 ratings.