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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

1554 Enlightened Black Ale1554 Enlightened Black Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,817 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2817
Reviews: 1235
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%


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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JMad

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Looks black with a red hue, thin off white head with good lacing.
Smells mostly of toffee and roasted grains.
Tastes like caramel malt, toasted biscuits, and is slightly bitter.
Feels very soft and bubbly.
Big flavor and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 00:53:41 | More by JMad
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,817 ratings.