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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 66
Gots: 136 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with a chocolate hue this ale had a thick head and it laced spottedly but thickly.

The scent is nicely diverse with chocolate malt dominance, Graham cracker, marshmallow, dry grain, and even a little hops.

I really like this beer with its chocolate qualities. There's the chocolate malt but then a dry chocolate bar flavor. Some smokey flavors come from the charred malts and really accent this well. Graham cracker maltiness and some grain finish this out.

The feel is dry, smooth and very easy, yet full enough too create an exceptional experience. I think this is one of New Belgium's finest ales and one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 00:16:25 | More by KYGunner
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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.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,922 ratings.