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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,919 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,919
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 135 | 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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philbe311

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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark dark brown chocolate cocoa color... Light tan colored head is rises to one fingers worth smooth creamy head and fades rapidly... Carbonation throughout...

S - Vague aroma is dominated to lightly roasted malt... Also present are hints of chocolate, caramel, rye, plum, cherries... An intriguing, but not potent enough aroma...

T - The taste follows the nose closely and is equally subdued... The rye taste never materialized... In addition to the other tastes which were foreshadowed by the nose, were some almond extract and an ever so slight smokiness...

M - Highly carbonated with lots of bite throughout the mouth... Slightly on the thin side of medium bodied... Very reminiscent of a Schwarzbier...

D - A tasty and interesting brew, but not overly memorable... Goes down easy and could prove quite sessionable at only 5.5% ABV...

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 21:40:32 | More by philbe311
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.