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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,923 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,923
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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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Dark brown, when held up to the light, it's a very deep red-amber color. About an inch of slight off-white head that retained decently and left all sorts of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A combination of caramel and chocolate malts combined with floral, fruity, and spicy hops.

Taste: Starts off with a slight bit of a hop spice, moving into a caramel malty sweetness which then fades into a semi-sweet chocolate malt character. The middle of the palate has a dark fruity taste. The back end finishes up with a coffee overtone and leads into a light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy, and with a fair amount of carbonation, and very smooth.

Drinkability: I could sit back and drink these all day. They go down so well.

Final Notes: An excellent choice for a session beer, or to pair with food or even a dessert. This beer has so many potential uses, a great "utility beer."

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 03:34:52 | More by bagpiper2005
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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 2,923 ratings.