1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bridgetowhophead:
3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Part of my continuing better-know-a-brewery series, tackling the New Belgium lineup. No real standouts yet; the search continues.
A: Poured into a tulip. Boring, near-black color, teeny head that quickly disappears to the tiniest of rings.
S: I get roasted malts and a slight undercurrent of that unique Belgian yeast aroma. Really though, if I didn't know better I'd say this was a stout by the smell.
T: Also dominated by pretty one-dimensional roasted malts, although the Belgian yeast profile is stronger here. A nice chocolatey finish that lingers for a while on the palate is the best part about this beer.
M: Poor. Undercarbonated for a Belgian, leaves an undesirable coating on the roof of my mouth. Not the way a Belgian should feel.
D: Not too great. One and done for sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2010 04:43:09 | More by bridgetowhophead
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3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: poured into a tulip to a blackness with a finger of dense and slightly rocky tan head that is quick to fade and leaves some lacing
S: smells of roasted malts with some chocolate notes and a bit of spice
T: taste is somewhat light with some good roastyness and chocolate with some spice notes. Swallow is more roasted malt , chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness.
M: the beer is medium on the mouth with apparent but not overpowering carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: Not a bad beer at all. It isn't extremely heavy and has good flavors which make it surprisingly sessionable. It would be nice if they made a one off Imperial/Double version of this to make things shine a little brighter
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 04:26:32 | More by SHODriver
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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