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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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stompwampa

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz pint glass. Almost pitch black with a nice dark golden brown shine at the bottom of the glass.

The head as a rich cream color. Not to thick and it dissipated quickly.

It has a nutty smell with hints of chocolate and a little smoky.

The taste is fantastic...especially for an ale of this variety, which are normally not favorites. It has that familiar tinge that you taste in other New Belgium brews. Lots and lots of flavor and pretty easy to drink. Certainly not something to drink rapidly, but I could see myself having a few of these in succession. It has a very slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy. It feels like you're drinking a beer much stronger than it is. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it feels more filling than it really is.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 00:59:21 | More by stompwampa
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.