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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,910 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,910
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 131 | 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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joshuadlight

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in some chain Denver restaurant.
Served in a chilled glass, which makes appearance a little more difficult to evaluate. It was dark brown with a small but fluffy cap of foam. Straight forward malty brew through and through. Roasty, chocolately, bready. No bitterness from hops, no burn from alcohol. It was nice paired with my meal, but couple with the food to be quite filling. Decent offering from NB.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2009 18:08:48 | More by joshuadlight
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,910 ratings.