1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by surlyseth:
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22 oz'er in a Pint glass...
Looks black in color, red in the light. Thick lacy head.
Smells like chocolate, bread and raisins. Not usually my thing, but...
Tastes Very mellow. Way more mellow than I was expecting. Subtle chocolate and yeasty, like bread. I like it.
Feels thin, but smooth and silky. Really, not very carbonated at all.
Drinkability is just okay. It leaves a sweet/sour note that does not prompt me to yearn for more.
This is interesting enough. I'm just branching out from my AIPA wheelhouse, so I don't feel like I got burned or anything...Worth a try if you're at all interested.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2007 04:37:56 | More by surlyseth
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3.66/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, new label and beer name "1554 Black Lager", but apparently it's the same recipe. Enjoy by 12OCT14
L - tall, frothy, beige head caps a mahogany colored body
S - dark malts, chocolate, caramel, yeast
T - roasted barley, chocolate, caramel, kind of cola-like, slight spice to the yeast, incredible balance
F - medium body, creamy, smooth, finishes clean with some ashy chocolatey roast lingering a bit
O - every time I come back to this I find it to be good, but not great. I do buy it every once in awhile as it's both fairly sessionable and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 03:40:45 | More by barnzy78
2.29/5 rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
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thnak you for viewing xoxoxo
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-29-2014 22:34:10 | More by KRISHNABIKK
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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