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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,913 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,913
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 133 | 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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roadhouse

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass

Pours a deep mahogany color with some nice ruby coloring behind a light. A one inch cream colored head forms on top and is retained as a skim throughout. Moderate lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is very mild but there are some light caramel notes, a bit of a fruit character that doesn't say much, and a slight vinous note.

Taste is sweet and caramelly up front with a mild fruit character in the middle with some lighter roasty notes of chocolate and very lightly roasted coffee into the finish.

Mouthfeel is meidum bodied, quite smooth and creamy with a good amount of carbonation.

I thought this brew was quite good. I didn't expect much after the weak aroma so the taste kind of blew me away at first. Very nice session beer and I await the arrival of New Belgium in Indiana.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 22:28:08 | More by roadhouse
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,913 ratings.