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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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Ratings: 2,919 | Reviews: 1,237 | Display Reviews Only:
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LvanB

Colorado

1/5  rDev -73.9%

02-28-2012 17:49:36 | More by LvanB
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.9%

11-16-2012 03:14:07 | More by dgrauwiler
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.9%

01-24-2012 08:33:41 | More by bmcduff2
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Ouroborus

Iowa

1/5  rDev -73.9%

01-02-2012 00:11:54 | More by Ouroborus
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inrodwetrust

District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -73.9%

01-31-2012 04:15:33 | More by inrodwetrust
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robbieb13

Virginia

1/5  rDev -73.9%

01-22-2012 21:20:34 | More by robbieb13
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garyford

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.9%

02-15-2012 22:28:07 | More by garyford
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fatstan

Indiana

1/5  rDev -73.9%

02-18-2012 23:13:45 | More by fatstan
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davidvaz

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 05:01:22 | More by davidvaz
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ponbon63

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

12-22-2011 20:42:58 | More by ponbon63
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KillaB

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

01-29-2013 06:19:19 | More by KillaB
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jdklks

Nevada

1.78/5  rDev -53.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2009 06:29:46 | More by jdklks
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

07-16-2013 00:25:40 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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Bigben0328

Georgia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

01-10-2014 03:43:03 | More by Bigben0328
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

05-15-2013 04:29:06 | More by pin
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -47.8%

06-18-2012 19:06:39 | More by carteravebrew
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.8%

07-14-2013 15:31:02 | More by TheBigBoy
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -47.8%

06-15-2012 20:43:11 | More by soccerfancooch
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Stalgondo

Georgia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

05-02-2012 21:34:14 | More by Stalgondo
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tdatt43

Virginia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

05-07-2013 21:43:03 | More by tdatt43
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.8%

11-19-2011 13:25:01 | More by bacher468
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

12-23-2011 23:58:47 | More by jophish17
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umustdrink

Minnesota

2.08/5  rDev -45.7%
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?

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 00:47:59 | More by umustdrink
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TheOccho

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

02-18-2014 19:04:21 | More by TheOccho
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McAndrew

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

06-30-2013 21:43:49 | More by McAndrew
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.