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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,896 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,896
Reviews: 1,237
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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jampics2

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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Horny Toad in Carefree, Arizona.

Barely any head - what there is quickly dissipates. I know NB's style, and so I know this won't be a yeast-driven beer.

Smells like dark malt, a hint of roast and yeast.

Sweet overall with a little roast aftertaste from what tastes like black patent malt. It's good but not too flavorful. Slight dark fruit (raisin, plum), but, again, nothing too extreme.

Good mouthfeel to balance the taste, but, judging against the style, I'm not sure how to assess.

Very pleasant and well crafted. Certainly a drinkable beer - session is a good possibility!

Nothing extreme, but would make a great intro to darker beers. Glad to have tried it on tap!

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2009 18:43:11 | More by jampics2
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,896 ratings.