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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

3,013 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,013
Reviews: 1,244
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 69
Gots: 182 | 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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1/5  rDev -74%

LvanB, Feb 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

Ouroborus, Jan 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

inrodwetrust, Jan 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

robbieb13, Jan 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

fatstan, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of davidvaz
1.3/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Drank straight from the bottle, so I rated the appearance average (don't Really know)

Smell: Malty scent, but no effervescecne of other flavors--except for stale soap water.

Taste: Stale soapy, yet malty, like if the bottle was re-used after washing but not thouroughly rinsing.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, fresh finish, no distinct aftertaste, kind of flat.

Drikability: Just barely finished one bottle. not much carbonation, like a flat beer on the verge of getting skunky.

I would not recommend this beer and I will not buy it again.

davidvaz, Feb 05, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

ponbon63, Dec 22, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of jdklks
1.78/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

ill just write a short paragraph about this one. NOT GOOD. i actually went into this beer thinking "you know what? this might be the first new belgium beer i actually like". boy was i wrong. its see-through dark brown body and tan head were the most impressive (though still not very impressive) aspects of this one. it smells sweet as hell with noticable malts. the taste is sweet fruit and black licorice, and ever-so bland. all i have to say about drinkability is that i knew i had made a mistake with the first sip, and i wanted so badly to pour it out.

jdklks, Jan 27, 2009
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Bigben0328, Jan 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

pin, May 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

TheBigBoy, Jul 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

soccerfancooch, Jun 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Stalgondo, May 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

tdatt43, May 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of umustdrink
2.08/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Deep brown color, ruby red when held to light. Off-white head fades to a thin splotchy film, thicker around the edges. Medium lacing.

S - Very faint yeasty smell with very faint roasted cereal malts.

T/M - Extremely thin with far too much carbonation, taste is faint yeast with dark malts. This has very little taste to it.

D - Very disappointed with this, I will not waste my money on it again and I definitely will not recommend it to anyone.

Why is this rated so high?

umustdrink, Aug 06, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

TheOccho, Feb 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

McAndrew, Jun 30, 2013
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 3,013 ratings.