1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jampics2:
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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3.66/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 03:40:45 | More by barnzy78
2.29/5 rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
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Serving type: nitro-tap
06-29-2014 22:34:10 | More by KRISHNABIKK
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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