1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle, brewed with a light lager yeast, as per the website. Pours quite near black, with lightish carbonation, a half-inch tan head and nice lacing. Smells chocolatey and roasty with a faint note of hops. Pretty much the same on the palate, but with a light earthiness and some green noble hops that emerge as it warms. Light and smooth, with a dry finish. I thought this was rather more like a porter than a Belgian ale, but then again, they aren't aiming for a modern-day Belgian anyway. I judged this one as a porter and found it to be a very pleasing ale.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2010 17:10:47 | More by mmmbeer
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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