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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,889 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,889
Reviews: 1,236
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 59
Gots: 123 | 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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counselor

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first New Belgium thanks to bif 14 and ninjaworm. Pours a mahogony glossy color with a creamy head that dissipated quickly. There were nice malty, roasted, spicey aromas. There was good solid malt profile and soft toasted, woodsy flavors with plum and raisin flavors. Slight noble hop finish, rather dry on the pallate. A nie beer that I would enjoy regularly and use to advance quality beers to non ba's

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 02:18:05 | More by counselor
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12oz bottle, new label and beer name "1554 Black Lager", but apparently it's the same recipe. Enjoy by 12OCT14
L - tall, frothy, beige head caps a mahogany colored body
S - dark malts, chocolate, caramel, yeast
T - roasted barley, chocolate, caramel, kind of cola-like, slight spice to the yeast, incredible balance
F - medium body, creamy, smooth, finishes clean with some ashy chocolatey roast lingering a bit
O - every time I come back to this I find it to be good, but not great. I do buy it every once in awhile as it's both fairly sessionable and enjoyable.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,889 ratings.