1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The color of this ale is not quite black. It appears to be more of a dark brown with a undertone of a deep, ruby red. The head poured okay, nothing above and beyond the call of beer-head duty.
The smell is that, as my better half pointed out, of a sweet, cherry pipe tobacco. The flavor is not strong, not weak...it is rather inviting. The malt is predominant. The only thing I was hoping for was a bit more of a substantial hopness to help accentuate the malt. However, this is a recommendable ale.
Give this a try with grilled chicken or pork, perhaps with cajun seasonings.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2002 18:22:41 | More by Zraly
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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