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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,913 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,913
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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Chiefy770

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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Snifter glass.

A tan head, slightly less than two fingers thick, formed and quickly dissipated leaving fairly moderate lacing. The beer itself was dark brown, almost black and non-transparent.

The aroma was toasty with strong scents of fruit.

Much like the smell, the taste consisted of toasty malts and mild notes of fruit. It was slightly sweet, not so bitter. Light to moderate carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. I am not too familiar with Belgian Dark Ales so I do not have much to compare this to. This was mild and light compared to some full body porters or stouts. This was part of the New Belgium Folly Fall combo pack which was very fitting. A flavorful dark beer to bring in the colder weather.

Bottom Line: Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:59:50 | More by Chiefy770
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,913 ratings.