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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

1554 Enlightened Black Ale1554 Enlightened Black Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,819 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2819
Reviews: 1235
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%


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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Reviews by katybee:
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katybee

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep dark cola brown, with variable 1/2" fluffy light brown head depending upon how fast it's poured...

the malt predominates, but not unpleasantly

again malt predominates, and very little hops, with the slight essence of soy sauce on the exhale. not sweet at all; not spicey or bitter, although slightly "dry" or "sour", along the lines of a Guinness stout.

thin, very light-medium mouthfeel; some texture, but not exactly "smooth"

I prefer a slightly sweeter, spicier blend with more hops; this left me with the impression of one-dimensionality, although it did have a palatable flavor which would blend well with most foods.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 18:50:31 | More by katybee
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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